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Formatting problem: no internet

Hi everybody,

I just formatted my old computer (it's like 5 years old), and when the OS install was complete, I wondered why I couldn't connect to the internet. There is no problem with the wiring or the router.

I think the problem might be that I haven't installed a single driver for the computer. At all (yes, I do realise the extreme stupidity :D). Somehow along the years I must have lost the drivers.

I opened the computer up and found that there doesn't really seem to be a network card in it. It seems the "plug" for the internet goes directly into the motherboard, which is called "msi k8n neo3". I've searched around for a driver, but seem unable to find one.

What do I do? Will getting the motherboard driver installed fix the problem? Or is there another solution?

In hope of a swift reply,
Ulrik Madsen

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In reply to: Formatting problem: no internet

If you go to the MSI website, and find your specific motherboard, you should be able to locate drivers for the integrated network card. What you found is actually most likely the northbridge chipset.

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Well I've found now a few library zip-files, but none of them contains a simple executable file for the installation. Is this standard? Maybe someone could link me directly?
Besides the name (the neo3-thingie) before mentioned, I don't know the name of it. The MSI ... neo3 name is printed directly on the board, but there is nothing else.

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Hmm that should do nicely. Thanks a lot, I'll get back to you on how it works out.

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