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looking for windows xp ethernet controller driver to be able to connect to internet

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August 15, 2014 7:20:22 AM

can anyone show me were to download the driver I need for my desktop computer. I am looking for the Ethernet controller driver..I had to restore my computer and it looks like the Ethernet controller driver did not restore..

Scott

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August 15, 2014 7:25:29 AM

The manufacturers website would be a good place to look.
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August 15, 2014 7:32:00 AM

USAFRet said:
The manufacturers website would be a good place to look.


emachine website is no longer updating older computers,,mine was built in 2002
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August 15, 2014 7:35:10 AM

What is the specific model number?
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August 15, 2014 7:51:31 AM

USAFRet said:
What is the specific model number?


Emachine T3256
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August 15, 2014 7:57:26 AM

nativesam said:
USAFRet said:
What is the specific model number?


Emachine T3256


Well...I would cruise through some of the other T-series machines, and find one that does have a LAN driver for XP.
Like the T3306
http://www.emachines.com/ec/en/US/content/drivers

See if that works.
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August 15, 2014 8:09:17 AM

now that I have done that my computer says it needs drivers for network card
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August 15, 2014 8:16:23 AM

I am not to savy on which drivers that is so I am totally at your mercy
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August 15, 2014 8:21:28 AM

reading thru....it says this machine does not have any installed network adapters
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August 15, 2014 8:23:55 AM

USAFRet said:
nativesam said:
USAFRet said:
What is the specific model number?


Emachine T3256


Well...I would cruise through some of the other T-series machines, and find one that does have a LAN driver for XP.
Like the T3306
http://www.emachines.com/ec/en/US/content/drivers

See if that works.


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August 15, 2014 8:24:16 AM

now that I have done that my computer says it needs drivers for network card
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August 15, 2014 8:27:13 AM

nativesam said:
USAFRet said:
The manufacturers website would be a good place to look.


emachine website is no longer updating older computers,,mine was built in 2002


Your machine is 12 years old, which the manufacturer (emachine) honestly informs you they stopped supporting. XP is NOT supported OS for consumers, and 'corporate' level was also stopped. Given all this, the simpliest, easiest and most economically friendly answer is to replace the computer, you are several years overdue.

The price of a new computer (which IS supported, IS under warranty) just for 'basic use' (check your email, watch Netflix, etc.) is only $249 Walmart desktop or laptop. Plug it in, turn it on, and just follow the prompts is how they are setup for a long while now, so no need to worry about 'configurations, drivers, etc.' out of the box. Further there are numerous 'back to school deals' they are stating would drive it down to under $200, primarily as a laptop.

The 'Computer Selling' model has moved to follow the 'Cell Phone' model, that computers are 'disposable' every couple of years like a Cell Phone under your 2 year 'contract', you get a new phone, same with computers, you get a new computer. This has further been pushed as of Windows 8.1 all data is 'synched' to Microsoft's LIVE servers, like how your cell phone apps / contacts is 'synched' to that provider when you 'change phones' so now will happen with your 'Windows Stuff'.
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August 15, 2014 8:45:38 AM

so your telling me that I can not fix this problem ???
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August 15, 2014 8:58:20 AM

nativesam said:
so your telling me that I can not fix this problem ???


Possibly try to discover the actual RealTek hardware for the LAN port. Find the driver for that.
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August 15, 2014 10:01:02 AM

nativesam said:
so your telling me that I can not fix this problem ???


Honestly IMHO no, because as you noted even Emachines doesn't support your machine, and if they don't "publish" the right driver, and XP (the code it has to make it work for) is no longer supported then it doesn't 'exist' anymore unless you want to pay ALOT of money for someone to 'hand code' it just for you.

Your simplest and straightforward solution is to replace the system, and all computer makers tell you consumer computers REQUIRED to be replaced every 5 years because they won't have any support / solutions for the 'software' or 'hardware' (physical parts) after then.
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