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Driver for ethernet is missing

by rosieposiewalker / September 29, 2009 12:30 PM PDT

Original running program on my computer when purchased was windows vista. Im a graphic designer and my programs had issues, so my tech changed my system to xp. I'm trying to go wireless with an ethernet hook-up and there's no connection. Upon looking further into, I cannot find the driver. Is there one out there that I can download for free or will I need to pay a tech to fix this?

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Sounds to me like
by Jimmy Greystone / September 29, 2009 1:18 PM PDT

Sounds to me like the first tech didn't finish the job, and you should be calling them up to remedy that for you. Any organization worth giving money to would consider this part of the original bill that you already paid.

But if not... Have you tried looking at the website for whatever company made your system? HP, Dell, Acer, etc... All have drivers for the downloading on their websites.

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didn't have the right operating system available
by rosieposiewalker / September 30, 2009 11:26 AM PDT
In reply to: Sounds to me like

I went to the HP website and they asked for my model, but then only showed the two vista operating systems. Can I enter in a older model and get away using that driver or will it not work?

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Bob is correct on adding a PCI network
by lacsr / September 30, 2009 8:52 PM PDT

card. But, if you really want the onboard network device to work, go back to the HP site and look to see what chipset you have. Since I do not see a mention of the model number HP, I cannot look for you. Check the motherboard info to see what chipset is on there and then search for the drivers for that chipset that will work for XP. If you look on the HP forum, there may be someone who has already found what is needed, as many people are doing the same thing as you. See here:
http://h30434.www3.hp.com/psg/?category.id=DesktopPC
Search the forum for either the same model number as yours or a general search for the XP drivers.

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Ethernet cards are cheap.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 30, 2009 11:35 AM PDT

Desktop is 5 to 10 bucks. Laptops slightly more. To fix this, go get a card.
Bob

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