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How do I get Ethernet to Work on my pc?

hi all, i built myself a pc and tried to stick in my ethernet cable... but it won't work! by won't work my pc will not detect it! i am a noob at this and and am kind of new, can somoen help me? please ask if you need more information. :)
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  1. install the drivers

    what kind of motherboard do you have?
  2. OWNHAY said:
    hi all, i built myself a pc and tried to stick in my ethernet cable... but it won't work! by won't work my pc will not detect it! i am a noob at this and and am kind of new, can somoen help me? please ask if you need more information. :)

    hey own....look in your mb box there should be a driver cd. install the mb chipset driver first then reboot. then on the cd install the audio and network drivers. you may have to reboot again for the realtek drivers to install.
  3. The motherboard i have is an Asus Maximus V Extreme... i already updated the chipset and installed some intel network driver thing but it still won't recognize.. i got the software from asus.
  4. what operating system?
  5. I'm running windows 7 professional N 64 bit ;)
  6. Best answer
    go here

    http://www.asus.com/ROG/MAXIMUS_V_EXTREME/#support_Download_30

    under "Lan" download both the intel and gigabit downloads, run them on that machine

    use a usb stick, external hard drive, or burn them to a dvd
  7. forgive me for dumb question, is the device on the other end of the cable turned on/connected?
  8. ok it's downloading, it should be done in a few minutes. should i test it after installing the drivers?
  9. cable moden/router...yes...
  10. boju said:
    forgive me for dumb question, is the device on the other end of the cable turned on/connected?


    yes it is haha :pt1cable: it has the blinking lights and such :P
  11. i assume his modem/router is working as he is here asking the question =P
  12. LOL that's fine, just checking - could be another connected hub or cable not inserted. Never mind! :)
  13. Based on this download page, which LAN Driver version did you install? Nevermind. Too slow in my response. That's what I get for watching Jeopardy.

    -Wolf sends
  14. Wolfshadw said:
    Based on this download page, which LAN Driver version did you install?

    -Wolf sends


    under LAN, i got the last two.
    EDIT: wait.. why did i get two? they're the same thing lol


    btw.. what do i do when i get the zip? lol
  15. open the zip, and put everything inside it into a folder
  16. neon neophyte said:
    open the zip, and put everything inside it into a folder


    already done, i have it extracted to a folder.
  17. Ok. Assuming Version 17.2.0.0, you should open the ZIP file (windows explorer), find the setup program (setup.exe) and execute that file. That *should* resolve your immediate issues.

    -Wolf sends
  18. put it on a flash drive or something, plug it into the computer that needs it. there should be a file called setup or something.

    if not you have to go into your devices in the control panel, find the ethernet listing and right click on it and go to update drivers. then direct it to that folder.
  19. ok, thanks. forgot to mention that this computer i am using now is the same computer that i need ethernet to work on lol (because i have a wireless card it's just horrible from this distance)
  20. oh, well that saves you using a usb stick. ;p
  21. oh, thanks for clearing that up for me at least :)
  22. Ok. If you're currently using your wireless connection, is the LAN connection enabled under Network Connections?

    -Wolf sends
  23. it says there's a problem because it says "device driver was not successfully installed" because of "no driver found"
  24. Wolfshadw said:
    Ok. If you're currently using your wireless connection, is the LAN connection enabled under Network Connections?

    -Wolf sends


    um.. actually, there isn't an enable button. just a disable.. but when i disable it says enable so i guess its on..
  25. have you tried disabling wireless now?
  26. boju said:
    have you tried disabling wireless now?


    no, i haven't yet. i'm still installing the intel thingy lol
  27. ok, i figured out what's going on.. i think... i installed the drivers, but the little ballon on the bottom right said it tried to install driver software (like it says when you stick in a usb drive) and it failed the first time.. but i dont know how to get it to install again now that i have my drivers installed... should i reboot?
  28. try what these guys are saying, problem could be that your wireless is using your assigned ip kinda thing.

    i didnt realize you were on the computer that the ethernet wasnt working on, with wireless. so what they are saying might work
  29. neon neophyte said:
    try what these guys are saying, problem could be that your wireless is using your assigned ip kinda thing.

    i didnt realize you were on the computer that the ethernet wasnt working on, with wireless. so what they are saying might work



    ok, thanks everybody that helped! it's working now but i think the connection is even worse then the wireless LOL. oh well i'll have to try it out. thanks again!
  30. Best answer selected by OWNHAY.
  31. own look under add/remove programs look for intel when you install there intel driver package it puts a safe networking program onto the system that slows the system down. if you use msconfig and turn the intel safe software off your net speeds will be fine.
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