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Problem with the network card

by qlturka / September 28, 2014 1:02 AM PDT

Hello :),
I've been fighting with my network card for two days now and thought that maybe I could get some help here.

The problem is, after opening the device manager window and choosing "network cards" all I can see is "Marvell Yukon ... Ethernet Controller". And I need a card for wireless connection.


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So why not add one?
by Jimmy Greystone / September 28, 2014 1:38 AM PDT

So why not add one? You can't magically turn a wired ethernet card/port into a wireless one, you need either a wireless add-in card for your system or a wireless ethernet bridge device. If you've got a laptop your cheapest solution will likely be one of the many USB wireless devices, but if it's a desktop you have the option of a PCIe card which will have better range and overall performance at the cost of being harder to physically install.

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I don't understand
by qlturka / September 28, 2014 2:36 AM PDT
In reply to: So why not add one?

I'm not sure if I understood you correctly. I don't need a modem or anything I just want to be able to recieve the wireless Internet from my modem device. And I know I have a network card physically inside my computer because I've used it before. The problem occured after the system reinstallation I was forced to make. I think that somehow the card's software has not be installed and now I must install it manually.

Yes, I want to add one very much :). I just don't know how.

Thank you for your answer.

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Re: nertwork card
by Kees_B Forum moderator / September 28, 2014 3:49 AM PDT
In reply to: I don't understand

I you can use Internet via a wired connection, you do have a 'network card' inside your computer, although the last 10 years it tends to be integrated on the motherboard, not a separate card.

If you're sure there is wireless card also inside your computer, just install the driver. That's the basic thing to do with cards and other devices. Since we don't know the specs and contents of your machine, we can't tell you what card it is and what driver it needs for your current OS. You're on your own.

If you can't find that driver, do as Jimmy said: buy a Wireless PCI card or a USB Wifi receiver.

By the way, I only see people "forced to reinstall" if they don't have an adequate backup (I wonder why they don't) or have to replace the motherboard because it broke. Then - if they feel not sure about their abilities to install Windows and all that comes with it - they simply buy a new PC.
Yes, backing up saves time and money.


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Problem solved!
by qlturka / September 28, 2014 10:06 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: nertwork card

Problem solved! Aparently all I needed to know was the type of my wireless card and when I learned that it was easy to just download drivers from producent's website.

Well, actually in the proccess of figuring out my problem I had to restore my system from backup files. The backup was very old though, so I ended up with Vista. With Vista installed the wireless card was working fine and I learned which driver to install. I went back to Win 7, installed the driver and everything works :). So it was a very weird way to gather the informations, and I didn't really plan it, but it turned out just fine :d.

You're absolutely right about backup, I'm creating one right now. The backup creator not working was simply an other problem of mine with this computer and I was too lazy to fix it.

Thank you very much for your posts, kind people, and I hope that you didn't suffer too much from my English (which isn't my native language) ;).

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