Due to a power surge, I have lost a NIC and need to replace. Since I have never owned a 64-bit OS before, what should I be looking for in the market for replacement compatibility? I am noticing a lot of manufacturers have not updated their drivers to 64-bit so far.
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Re: Ethernet Card for Vista 64-bit OS?
That is what you need to look for a nic card for winsta 64 bit.
I found a link from usrobotics' website. This shows their products supported Operating systems like Win Vista 64bit. Click here. Just to the wired networking NIC.
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download the drivers, use the one that is for windows vista, instead of running the driver installer that comes with the it go to the folder that called WINVISTA then go to a folder called 32 if using 32-bits or 64 if using 64 bits OS, inside that folder you will find 3 files extract then to a place you can remember. then go to control panel, device manager, look for the device that has a yellow icon click on it, click on update drivers, click on browser my computer for driver software, click browse, search for the place where you have extracted the drivers from before select the folder containing the drivers, click next and wait until windows installs the drivers.
usually a 85% of the windows vista drivers will work in windows 7.
You cannot install this adapter in a Win 7 computer because the drivers are not compatible with Win 7.
So far Belkin haven't updated the drivers for win 7 OS. The latest drivers for this adapter is compatible only with
" Windows 98SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP 32-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit "
Click hereto see the belkin compatible drivers in the website.
There should not be any problem with you buying your own PCI ethernet card and install it yourself. They are not that expensive. www.newegg.com has on for only $7.99 and it will work fine in your computer. It does not need to be from Dell.
NICs usually come in PCI interfaces. motherboards have usually four PCI slots to hold many devices such as NIC. just slide the card and fit it into the PCI slot. It could take any of the slots where it fits. the OS will detect it and loads the necessary drivers.
i think the issue is more to HW than SW
just a thought but, place the ethernet card in the slot properly but donot put in the screw to attach it to the cabinet and check to see if the card is getting detected
also try checking if te card works on some other machine with either XP or some other
Check for the pins inside the integrated NIC to check if the pins are bent / disfigured. Does not look like the additional card is making any different, looks more like a moving NIC cable is makin the difference.
I have the same network card. Never had this problem with Vista (32 bit) but recently switched to Win7 (64 bit) and had the same problem as you. I solved by going under Control Panel->hardware->network card properties->power save and unchecking "Allow pc to switch off the device to save power"