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No driver for network adapter..? How do I get my internet running?

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November 21, 2013 2:04:37 PM

This has likely been brought up before but I'm at a loss. I just installed Windows 8 on my brand new build. It's telling me I'm missing network adapter drivers and therefore cannot connect. How do I get the necessary drivers without internet? Seems like a vicious circle. And for those wondering, I posted this from my phone. I'm using a hardline for my computer. No WiFi. Help!!

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November 21, 2013 2:13:11 PM

download it on another pc and put it on a usb flash drive
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November 21, 2013 2:17:02 PM

rgd1101 said:
download it on another pc and put it on a usb flash drive


Is this my only option? I don't have immediate access to another pc.
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November 21, 2013 2:43:23 PM

I tried to see if I could even find the drivers I need but all I found was a program designed to download them for me from the internet. This is a sick joke. My modem is a smc8014wn. If I can download the drivers to my phone and then transfer via usb it should work right? If anyone can figure out where the hell I can find the drivers that would be awesome...
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November 21, 2013 4:50:22 PM

You need the driver for your network card, not your modem. Most computers come with a driver disk, or at least did last I purchased a retail computer. You can look up your computer's details and find out which network card you use.

It's very rare for a modern OS to not have a network card. I recommend getting quality computers, which help with this issue by using standard hardware.
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November 21, 2013 6:49:28 PM

Kewlx25 said:
You need the driver for your network card, not your modem. Most computers come with a driver disk, or at least did last I purchased a retail computer. You can look up your computer's details and find out which network card you use.

It's very rare for a modern OS to not have a network card. I recommend getting quality computers, which help with this issue by using standard hardware.

it's not a retail computer. I built it. As far as I know my motherboard does not have an integrated network card. I'm running an asrock z87 extreme4.
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November 21, 2013 9:07:01 PM

Never mind, solved it.
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May 13, 2014 4:07:51 PM

How did you end up solving this? There is a windows update for a driver available on my PC, but I can't update it without internet...
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May 14, 2014 4:49:49 PM

how did you know there is a driver available?
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August 19, 2014 3:19:32 PM

zombiebait said:
Kewlx25 said:
You need the driver for your network card, not your modem. Most computers come with a driver disk, or at least did last I purchased a retail computer. You can look up your computer's details and find out which network card you use.

It's very rare for a modern OS to not have a network card. I recommend getting quality computers, which help with this issue by using standard hardware.

it's not a retail computer. I built it. As far as I know my motherboard does not have an integrated network card. I'm running an asrock z87 extreme4.




how was this solved? having same issue

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