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I've just acquired an old Compaq Presario Desktop running Windows ME. Cannot get on net through twc ethernet. How and where can I download a free network/ethernet driver?
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  1. Find the model number (through Device Manager). Then go to the manufacturer's site and download the driver, save it to a USB stick, then install it from there.
  2. Preparing to try that now. Is the driver free?
  3. Steven Scott said:
    Preparing to try that now. Is the driver free?


    Getting them from Compaq, yes.
  4. Went to pci Ethernet controller properties. Says: Device type: Other Devices Manufacturer: None specified. Hardware version: 017

    [ The drivers for this device are not installed(code 28)]

    What next?
  5. Steven Scott said:
    Went to pci Ethernet controller properties. Says: Device type: Other Devices Manufacturer: None specified. Hardware version: 017

    [ The drivers for this device are not installed(code 28)]

    What next?


    What is the entire model number of the PC?
  6. Just see compaq presario 5000
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    Steven Scott said:
    Just see compaq presario 5000


    Start here:
    http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/ProductList.jsp?taskId=135&prodSeriesId=96382&prodTypeId=12454

    Select the exact model number, then OS. That should lead you to the ethernet driver.
  8. If you open it up and read the motherboard model, that might help you.

    There's probably a serial number sticker on it too, somewhere.
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