Solved

problem with tutorial on network adaptors and windows 10

first the tutorial says to find and install driver updates for the adaptor, then later, it says togoto Device mgr. and uninstall the adaptor.
it doesn't make any sense to me.
13 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about problem tutorial network adaptors windows
  1. What is the make of the adapter? I would go to that site and download the latest driver for the adapter that you have. I am not sure what good uninstalling the device is going to do.
  2. Gentleman Jim said:
    What is the make of the adapter? I would go to that site and download the latest driver for the adapter that you have. I am not sure what good uninstalling the device is going to do.

    I am not having trouble with my network adapter. I was commenting on what the tutorial on hints to help us resolve problems with our networkadaptors. Rad the tutortial and you will see what I was concerned about in my posting.
  3. Gentleman Jim said:
    What is the make of the adapter? I would go to that site and download the latest driver for the adapter that you have. I am not sure what good uninstalling the device is going to do.

    gentlemanjim: I am sorry I forgot to mention, that I was reading a tutorial on this website concerning people having problems with their adapters after the windows 10 upgrade.
    I am not having problems with my adapters on the pces that were upgraded. In the tutorial the author first advised to go to the website of adapter maker,download and install the driver update9s). then he says to access Device manager, and disintall the adapter, and select select the menu item to check for hardware changes, and allow windows to find the drivers. ergo my posting above.
  4. gentlemanjim: I was wondering the same thing that you mentioned in your last sentence.
    I am wondering if the author meant that unintalling the driver and selecting 'Scan for hardware changes, to let Windows find the necessary driver, was another solution, and not connected with the first solution,to find and install the updates for the adapter.
  5. I am not sure I would uninstall the device. I attempted this one time and spent several hours just getting it back on the computer. Intel realtec and marvell are the main drivers for the lans so I would ignore the tutorial and just go to the site directly.
  6. Gentleman Jim said:
    I am not sure I would uninstall the device. I attempted this one time and spent several hours just getting it back on the computer. Intel realtec and marvell are the main drivers for the lans so I would ignore the tutorial and just go to the site directly.

    I uninstalled and reinstalled the driver a half dozen times,before I gave up, and switched to using the Ethernet adapter.the wireless adapter Microsoft installed in the upgrade was not ven the one on my pc.there was now way in that famous hot place, that I would be able to get the wireless working.
  7. Best answer
    Do not rely on Microsoft for this, go directly to the website of the wifi installed on your machine and locate the needed driver there.
  8. Gentleman Jim said:
    Do not rely on Microsoft for this, go directly to the website of the wifi installed on your machine and locate the needed driver there.

    gentlemanjjm: I did go to the mfg. website, and that's where their tech instead tried the hard sell for Internet Security, claiming that my network provider did not provide us with a secure network. i have contacted Century Link and told them what NetGear Tech told me. haven't heard back from them.
  9. Gentlemanjim: voila Century link tech support found a web site or a hyperlink ona NetGear website that has the driver. for my WiFi adapter.i wound up having to format the hard drive, and I installed Windows 7.1,SP! on it. I re-installed the WiFi adapter, and it is working.i have the updated drivers saved in the downloads file.
    thanks so much for your advice.
  10. Tech can be great as long as there are solutions to problems. Some tech support people should look into a different line of work. (Never really cared to much for Netgear)
  11. Gentleman Jim said:
    Tech can be great as long as there are solutions to problems. Some tech support people should look into a different line of work. (Never really cared to much for Netgear)

    I agree with you re. the tech.
    Should I go into safe mode to install the updated drivers?
  12. I don't see why you would need to go into safe mode for the install unless you were having other issues that required you to use it.
  13. Gentleman Jim said:
    I don't see why you would need to go into safe mode for the install unless you were having other issues that required you to use it.

    I just wanted to be on the safe side, I guess.I noted in device manager that the desktop had a warning next to the built in infrared device.the device mfgr. was not given. thusI can't update it i
Ask a new question

Read More

windows 10 Networking Tutorial Devices