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Re: Win 7 will NOT detect the Network Adapter
« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2011, 10:58:42 AM »
I'm 100% sure that I haven't touched the BIOS ever since I first booted up the PC when I got it out of the box.

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Re: Win 7 will NOT detect the Network Adapter
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Re: Win 7 will NOT detect the Network Adapter
« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2011, 11:16:08 AM »
Then it sounds like the built in network adapter is busted. You should pick up a inexpensive replacement.

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Re: Win 7 will NOT detect the Network Adapter
« Reply #17 on: June 17, 2011, 11:18:01 AM »
Then it sounds like the built in network adapter is busted. You should pick up a inexpensive replacement.

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That is just sad.  :cry: Do you know any of a good one? Like as fast as the one that got fried?

EDIT: Is this one good? http://www.bestbuy.com/site/NETGEAR+-+Gigabit+PCI+Desktop+Adapter/6228815.p?id=1069300197059&skuId=6228815
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Re: Win 7 will NOT detect the Network Adapter
« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2011, 12:54:40 PM »
$30!! screw that lol

Try $7 :-)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166004&cm_re=network_card-_-33-166-004-_-Product

Thats just a 10/100
You only need a gigabit card if you transfer files on your network to other systems. :wink:

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Re: Win 7 will NOT detect the Network Adapter
« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2011, 02:10:29 PM »
Go with the Newegg purchase. I'd recommend Gig, but like Shane said, you won't see the improvement unless you are transferring files locally.

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Re: Win 7 will NOT detect the Network Adapter
« Reply #20 on: June 17, 2011, 06:55:59 PM »
Wow! Thanks!  :wink: Is there a cheap gig? And what do you mean by transferring files via network? Uploading?
Thanks a lot though! This website is the best!

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Re: Win 7 will NOT detect the Network Adapter
« Reply #21 on: June 17, 2011, 09:15:15 PM »
No, just if you have a another computer on your network and want to transfer files to it. Of course you would need a gigabit switch as well. For internet You never (At least these days) need anything faster than a standard 100 MB. After all most internet only goes 1 to 10 mb :wink:

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Re: Win 7 will NOT detect the Network Adapter
« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2011, 09:13:26 AM »
I just looked and found this 10/100/1000 Rosewill NIC for $9.99. This one comes out the same as the other if you factor the $3 shipping cost but gives you Gb speed.  :smiley:

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Re: Win 7 will NOT detect the Network Adapter
« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2011, 09:57:00 AM »
THANK YOU! btw I need a GB one for future reference  :wink: Thank you! You guys are the BEST!

EDIT: how good is Rosewill?
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Re: Win 7 will NOT detect the Network Adapter
« Reply #24 on: June 18, 2011, 11:51:37 AM »
Thats why I like newegg.com
You can buy based on reviews and feedback from other users :-)
I use rosewill power supplies in new systems I build :wink:

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Re: Win 7 will NOT detect the Network Adapter
« Reply #25 on: June 18, 2011, 12:09:02 PM »
The one I linked to was a Gb one. Rosewill is fine for your purposes. They don't make the actual micro chip, they just sell the card that the chip is placed on. It is best to have all the cards in your network the same and if you decide to do that and buy all Netgear or Intel cards then you can just use the Rosewill as a spare.

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Re: Win 7 will NOT detect the Network Adapter
« Reply #26 on: June 19, 2011, 02:32:00 PM »
Appreciate it! Problem is. I don't think the connector on my PC is PCI. Looks really small.

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Re: Win 7 will NOT detect the Network Adapter
« Reply #27 on: June 19, 2011, 03:50:17 PM »
You are correct. I should have looked at the manual. You have 3 PCI Express x1 and 1 PCI Express x16 (for graphics card). Let me get back to you on a PCI Express card.

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Re: Win 7 will NOT detect the Network Adapter
« Reply #28 on: June 19, 2011, 03:58:12 PM »
I did a search on Newegg and you can get PCI-Express cards for less than $20. I've chosen 2 Rosewill and 2 Intel NICs. The Intel are generally considered superior and have a limited lifetime warranty and $30-$40 while the Rosewill cost less than $20 but only have a 1 year warranty. I just wanted to give you some options. Any of these will serve you well.

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Re: Win 7 will NOT detect the Network Adapter
« Reply #29 on: June 19, 2011, 04:25:46 PM »
Granted this is a 10/100 but you could go the usb route.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812200741&cm_re=usb_network_adapter-_-12-200-741-_-Product

This way you can easily unplug it and use it on other systems, even laptops if need be :wink:

From a tech point of view I use these when working on customers systems and their nic is bad. Doesn't hap[pen often though.

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Re: Win 7 will NOT detect the Network Adapter
« Reply #29 on: June 19, 2011, 04:25:46 PM »

 

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