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Cannot connect Windows 7 PC to internet through ethernet

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  • Networking
  • Connection
  • Ethernet Card
Last response: in Networking
May 18, 2014 1:01:36 PM

I am having complications setting up an ethernet connection. When I check my network adapters, there is no option for a wired network and plugging in the ethernet cable brings up a notification to install a driver, but fails because it can't find one. The cable works perfectly, plugged it into a different laptop so I know it works, but the PC is just not picking it up.
I have a MSI GD-65 motherboard and there doesn't seem to be much support from MSI in regards to ethernet connections because I suppose that they are supposed to connect automatically. Any ideas as to how I can get my PC connected? Thanks

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May 18, 2014 1:09:03 PM

The LAN adapter needs a driver before it will work.
Go to MSI, find the specific motherboard, and download the right driver. Put it on a USB stick, and install in the target PC.
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May 18, 2014 2:01:57 PM

After installing this I lost my wireless adapter and the LAN adapter still does not work. So now the one way of connecting to the internet that I have is gone.
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May 18, 2014 2:08:59 PM

andymin000 said:
After installing this I lost my wireless adapter and the LAN adapter still does not work. So now the one way of connecting to the internet that I have is gone.


Well, that's weird. Can you go back to an earlier restore point, when the WiFi worked?
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