I happened to have a natively supported card (an Intel 10/100) and that went into the machine and it's fixed. Given ethernet cards in my town range from 5 to 20 bucks this is the real fix.
I couldn't find any Vista driver for my ADMtek Ethernet Adaptor. So i installed the Windows XP Version driver and it got installed successfully.
But sometimes after logging on to my computer , i get a message that "new device found" and then asks the location of the driver to be installed for the Ethernet Adaptor but then the driver doesn't get installed.
And the next time i log on to my PC ,the Ethernet automatically gets Enabled and becomes working and shows a message that "ADMtek Driver was not able to load, Send this information to Microsoft".
Is this problem due to Windows XP driver of Ethernet Adaptor ?
Can u please tell me where can i get to download the Vista Driver for my Ethernet Adaptor: ADMtek AN983 10/100Mbps PCI Adaptor
I couldn't find it on driverguide.com also.