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New Windows killed network adapter

Discussion in 'Windows - Software discussion' started by dleet, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. dleet

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    I recently upgraded windows xp homes to windows proffessional english to change the language a bit, and when it is installed, i am unable to reach the internet on the laptop. the only network adapter available on the device manager is the 1394 connection one and even when i plug in the cat5 cable, it doesn't connect
     
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    Have you checked that you have the latest/correct drivers for your network adapter?
     
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    how do i check if i do?
     
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    Check in Hardware Manager or go to the manufacturers website to see.
     
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    Is your laptop connected to a network in the home. If so, is the host computer Windows Xp Home Edition?. Cause Xp Home computer could never be hosts.(dont ask me I dont know why Microsoft did that). for the host computer to work with networking you need Xp Pro installed on it. If u dont have a network then just check the drivers. your probably missing one.
     
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    ahha i found out it was missing the lan driver.. however the problem now is to install the driver since in the instruction of the driver it said i need to update driver, the prob is theres nothing to update from...
    hmm
     
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    You could find out where it trie to install/update the drive to, and then just place it there yourself. Then, uninstall and re-install your lan card and see if windows picks it up with the new driver...

     

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