Your "ASUS Support CD" should have all the needed drivers for the Mother Board's internal devices, including the LAN. If you do not have a "Support CD", you will need to contact ASUS and request a CD that supports your Mother Board. You may get a faster response calling ASUS at 502-995-0883, than using E-mail. E-mail may take over 10 days to get a reply and they could say that you need to call and order the needed CD anyway.
Also you can check your "Bios Setup" under the "Advanced" tab, then under "Onboard Device Configuration" and make sure your "Onboard LAN" is "Enabled".
You can also try to "Update Driver" from your "OS CD" (if you are given that as a choose), but it may not have the correct driver needed.
I'm about ready to pitch this PC off my balcony. Seriously.
I have re-installed Windows twice in the last week due to its swiss-cheese style security and the downloaded malware that it has allowed onto my system.
Well, this time around, I forgot to back up the ethernet driver installer before I reformatted the drive, so I have no way to install the ethernet drivers for my on-board card on my Asus p4p800-vm motherboard.
I have donwloaded the drivers (using my Mac) from the Asus site and got a folder called "80_2kxp" which contains a bunch of files, but the only executable is an UNINSTALLER!! (Jesus, why does Windows have to be so hard to use!!!!!)
I cannot figure out how to install these mystery files. If I go to the "Device Manager", and I try to "Update Driver..." for the Ethernet controller (which currently appears as a big yellow question mark), the OS tries to look on the internet for the driver - not realizing that this driver is what it needs to access the damned internet. Idiots. All of them.
Anyway, I went to the Intel site, and looked around there for drivers, but no dice. The file I downloaded required "SNMP" to be installed, and I never had to do that before, so that cannot be the right file.
Can anyone shed some light on this problem? I'm confused, and perplexed. thank god I have a Macintosh that I can use in the mean time. Apple never has problems like this.
thanks in advance,