Ethernet Controller

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i have a toshiba a215 s5808 and i downgraded to xp service pack 3...i have a wirless driver but not a ethernet controller driver...is there any ethernet drivers out there? or can this problem be fixed? toshiba doesnt have a driver for it just the wireless...i have the 1394 network adapter but it doesnt connect...thank you for your help
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  1. Looks like the only LAN drivers are for Win 7 or Vista. You may need to get an add-on LAN card for the laptop unless the Vista drivers work.

    http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=DL&os=&category=&moid=1909190&rpn=PSAFGU&modelFilter=A215-S5808&selCategory=2756709&selFamily=1073768663
  2. what are the odds of the driver to work?
  3. david20011 said:
    what are the odds of the driver to work?


    No clue, I avoid using non-specific drivers because there are times it works, but not very well and causes system creashes at random. I'd give it 10% that it works with no issues.
  4. driver doesn't work... is there any other way that I can fix this besides buying an addon LAN or spending alot of money... finances are tight atm.
  5. david20011 said:
    driver doesn't work... is there any other way that I can fix this besides buying an addon LAN or spending alot of money... finances are tight atm.



    If you can find out what chipset the laptop motherboard is (CPUZ program should give you that info) you can check the web site of the maker for drivers, that may work.

    Other than that, install Vista or Win 7 again, or get a card with XP drivers.
  6. gonna try the CPUZ thanks alot for the help
  7. ok im still having problems but i have my motherboard info... where can i get an ethernet controller for an
    ATI Model: SB600 chipset: ATI RS690/RS690M southbridge: ATI SB600
  8. Looked online, only thing I can find is the video drivers. Is the network controller listed separately maybe? Look at the other hardware specs.
  9. Try using the the vista drivers?
    If the setup complains about the OS not being vista, install it manually, the download make a temp.realtek folder it created on the C drive, there is a folder in that temp folder called WINVISTA, in there is another folder called 32 and there is your driver. tell you found new hardware wizard thing to look in that folder
    Or just cut and past this in there once you extracted it.
    C:\temp.realtek\WINVISTA\32
  10. i did run everest but i did not get the driver i needed...i got the realtek family pci one but it doesnt work...it keeps saying network cable unplugged and its also changes numbers meaning it will say local area connection 1 then when i restart my computer it will say local area connection 2 or 3 and when i plug my ethernet in with this driver it doesnt have the lights like the green and red looking lights...also what is the 1394 adapter?...how do i get rid of it?...it says i have a 400.0 mbps connection but i have no ethernet plugged in and i have no internet
  11. also my chipset is blank on everest...is that bad?
  12. Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\David BigMac>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : david
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 3:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-A0-D1-93-9A-3B
  13. Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\David BigMac>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : david
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 3:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-A0-D1-93-9A-3B

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8187B Wireless 802.11b/g
    54Mbps USB 2.0 Network Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-44-8B-DF-7D
  14. did that and it still doesnt work...when i plug my ethernet in the lights dont come on...but when i restore my computer back before those drivers the lights come on on the ethernet port
  15. also when i do the command netsh interface reset all ...it is blank...it doesnt say it did anything
  16. The reason you can't use the drivers is because there are none for that system for Ethernet under Win7. If you want to use Ethernet, get an external card, or wait for Ethernet drivers to get made for it maybe someday. You're spending an awful lot of time on trying to ignore the fact that the drivers won't work. Not everything in tech has a solution that we can do here, maybe you can find a good hardware driver programer to write you up some drivers. Some Cheetos and Root Beer should be enough for payment.
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