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network adapter does not show up under device manager windows xp

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April 8, 2012 11:31:29 AM

Hello,
network adapter does not show up under device manager windows xp
April 9, 2012 8:43:26 AM

does it show under Other Devices?
April 9, 2012 10:20:35 AM



Hello and welcome to Tom's Hardware Forums.

Is it showing your BIOS menus as being enabled? Is there an option in there to have it or wireless working at one time and not both?

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May 10, 2012 8:53:14 PM

Emerald said:
does it show under Other Devices?

Yes, it does for m,e and yet when I right click and go to properties it says there are no drivers installed. I have no internet access through that laptop and bot Ethernet or wifi there is no network adapter. The Wifi LED at the front of the laptop is orange steady lit. I recently installed Windows 7 Enterprise and it stopped working but worked fine before so it cant be the hardware. I tried downloading the drivers from toshiba on a USB transfered and installed them and still nothing. Network adapter missing, no Network Device tab in Device Manager and Network Controller in Other has a yellow warning triangle that says there are no drivers installed. Can anyone help me understand what is wrong and how to fix it?
May 11, 2012 12:59:54 PM

R0M3R said:
Yes, it does for m,e and yet when I right click and go to properties it says there are no drivers installed.


That's exactly why it's listed under other devices, because you didn't install the driver for it. If you built this computer, the driver should be on the motherboard CD. You can also go to the motherboard manufacturer's web site and download the newest driver from there.

If this is a retail pc, like a dell ,acer, HP,..., then you need to go to their support site and download the drivers from there.
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