View the back of the PC. You'll see all of the connectors. The Ethernet card port will resemble a modular telephone jack but will have 8 connections instead of 6. If your MB contains the port, you'll find it along it's vertical (or horizontal if a desktop model) edge. If it's an add in card, it will occupy one of the card edge slots. If you find a port on the MB but it's not visible through Belarc or Windows hardware Device Manager, there's a possibility that it's not enabled in the BIOS. You'd need to enter the BIOS and look for something about "on board devices". You can also look in, as mentioned, Device Manager. If the port is detected but disabled. It will show a red X. You can try to enable it there. But, if you find no physical port on the back of the PC, you don't have a network interface card and will need to purchase one.
I'm looking for a driver download for my ethernet card but don't know what to look for. Typing "ethernet driver" doesn't do it so my question is what are ethernet cards known as technically?
Belarc says none detected under Network Drives. I just don't know what to look for to see if a card is in here at all. If not Belarc, what steps do I take to see if there is an ethernet card so I can use external hardware?
OS Windows 2000
Cybernet Elite-II Zero Footprint PC