Hello, I did a clean XP clean install on a older computer and when I installed my Network Adapter (Extreme N DWA-552), and yes, I did install the physical card first, I managed to install the drivers, but, the ethernet controller that was(?) already on the computer is showing up as new hardware and I can't seem to get rid of it (tried uninstalling the ethernet controller out of device manager), but, it keeps showing up on restart......................
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Re: Network Adapter/Ethernet Controller
Nothing wrong with having two network adapters installed on your computer. If you have this DWA-552 wireless adapter installed as well as an onboard NIC, the correct thing to do is have both drivers installed so you see them both in your Control Panel->Network Connections window.
If you really want the onboard nic to go away, go into device manager and disable it - not uninstall it.
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What kind of computer do you have?
The trick here is first to get the computer on the internet by finding out what kind of network card is installed on a internet connected computer do one of the following
1> If its a dell go to
http://www.dell.com/support and click on download drivers enter your service tag number Download the network driver to a flash drive and install
Connect to the internet and repeat the above process to install the other drivers.
Most manufacture websites will have a download page for the drivers but you can also google the make model and operating system drivers for example google acer aspire 1000 xp network driver.
if you post your make model and operating system I can help you better.
What worked for my Windows XP home ethernet connection was : http://www.murgee.com/ Scroll down until you see Network Controller - use that ! Worked like a dream on my machine ! : )
Got my LAN back !
first: there's no specific network card you should get, although you probably may want to make sure you get one that support fast ethernet and gigabit ethernet. make sure also is pci card (most of them are), the other part depends on your budget, netgear, linksys, dlinks are all great brands but the one you pick doesn't have to be. check some options here
this is how to install a nic card (network adapter / network card)
Installing Network Card
First step is to read the users guide and familiarize yourself with the new card.
Power down PC and remove the AC power cord.
Open the computer case.
Find an available Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) slot on the motherboard and remove slot insert if one exists.
Carefully remove the network card from its static-proof plastic envelope, and slide it into the slot.
Seat the card in the slot firmly with gentle pressure along the length of the card, especially right about the slot itself.
Snugly, screw the card to the computer frame, but do not over tighten.
Close the computer case.
Plug your computer in and power it up.
2Follow this procedure to verify Windows XP recognizes the new card.
Click Start, then click Control Panel.
In Category View (vs. Classic View) click Performance and Maintenance.
Click "System" icon at bottom of window.
Click the Hardware tab.
Click the Device Manager button.
Double-click Network Adapters.
Beneath it should appear the name of your Ethernet card.
Next, double click the name of your Ethernet adapter.
If the text in the "Device Status" box says "This device is working
properly.", then you successfully installed the card and are finished.
If the text in the "Device status" box doesn't say "This device is
working properly.", then write down on a piece of paper what it says
and continue with next step.
Have to reinstall ethernet driver. Need to use a usb wireless to get online, then choose search online for driver, or right click the ethernet adapter in device manager and choose device ID and search for driver on another computer and then install it on yours.
just type your compaq desktop model no ...for eg.compaq presario v 6000..you need to know your model no in order to download drivers for your desktop pc...
for windows xp if you want networking between your computers attach your computers with cross cable and right click on my computer for system properites > there you will see computer name tab > there you will see network id button > click on it and run the installation on all the computers you want to be in network.... ------------------------------------------- Please let me know your feed-back.
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