network adapter problems on built machine?

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  1. elevator

    elevator The tenants think it's wonderful! ヽ(´ OT Supporter

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    So I just built my machine and the motherboard has an on-board ethrnet adapter. I am running XP Pro SP2 and I can't connect to my network (to the internet, file sharing, etc). In devices, I see 1394 Net Adapter under network adapters and no network adapters under the ! category. The computer is wired to an Apple Airport Extreme. This modem has 3 other computers attached to it and running fine. I probably have to install a driver or configure something since it didn't come from a factory.... Help OT
     
  2. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I think if you're only seeing the firewire network controller, then you don't have the driver installed for the gigabit adaptor.

    Try the motherboard utility disc again, and see if you missed something.
     
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    i'm going to disagree with doc. Thanks to plug-n-play, if device manager doesn't see a device, its not likely going to find a use for any driver you install.
     
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    Would the chipset driver make it appear? I've always installed it first anyway so I'm not sure if it would effect the onboard NIC.
     
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    possibly in certain instances it may (the nforce4 comes to mind because the nic is a feature implemented directly by the southbridge)

    However this would not be the case in any Intel chipset.
     
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    elevator The tenants think it's wonderful! ヽ(´ OT Supporter

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    Thanks for the responses guys.

    I checked my mobo discs again and I discovered that I hadn't installed the NVIDIA chipset drivers yet. I probably associated nvidia with a video driver that I didn't need since I had a separate card... Anyways, it's all good now! Thanks!
     
  7. Doc Brown

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    That's sort of what I was thinking.
     

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