Advice 1: How to know the model of the network card

Network card is a special card, which is installed on a motherboard and is needed to access the Internet. Often as a result of the reinstallation of the OS or problems with the network before the user gets the objective is to determine the model of the network card. To determine the make and manufacturer, there are several ways to define.
How to know the model of the network card
You will need
  • Computer, network card, utility Everest, Internet access.
Instruction
1
Open the window "computer Management". To do this, click on "administrative tools" applet in "control Panel". Go to "device Manager". Click the plus sign at the line "Network adapters". Opens a list of all installed network cards.
2
Start a command prompt by typing "Cmd" in "Run". In the opened window enter the command "ipconfig/all". In the execution result on the monitor will display all the information about the installed network adapters.
3
If the network card is not detected by the system and drivers on it, you can try to determine the model of the map visually, that is to remove the network card from the slot and to enter the data of the marking of the manufacturer in any Internet search engine. So you can get the desired information.
4
To determine the model of the network cards in "Device ID" and "Vendor ID". This information is displayed while booting BIOS or use Everest. Install the utility, open the program window and click the tab "Devices". Expand "Unknown" in the top right box marked with a question mark. Click on this sign, located at the line "Network controller". In the bottom window will show "Hardware ID" with values of VEN and DEV. VEN is a code that identifies the manufacturer, and DEV is the device. The program for these codes detects the device and displays information on the monitor.
5
Quickly obtain information about the model and manufacturer using Device ID and Vendor ID on the site www.Pcidatabase.com. To do this, enter in the appropriate fields the values obtained.

Advice 2: How to determine the network card drivers

After installing the operating system, it is extremely important to choose the right version of working files for some devices. Most often, the installation of the new driver improves the performance of the equipment.
How to determine the network card drivers
You will need
  • - Sam Drivers;
  • - access to the Internet.
Instruction
1
To search for the drivers for your network card , you can use a variety of methods. First try to find the files you need by visiting the official website of the manufacturer of the equipment. If you are configuring a mobile computer, it makes sense to visit the website of the developers of this device.
2
Download found files. Using the program WinZip or equivalent to unzip them from the archive. Now press "start" and right click the mouse on "My computer". Go to properties PC.
3
Click "device Manager" and locate your network adapter. Go to properties of this device. Select "Drivers" and click "Update". In the next dialog box menu, select "install from a list or specific location".
4
Now specify the folder on the hard drive where the unzipped drivers are located. Wait until the automatic selection of the required files and their installation.
5
The main problem is that it is not always possible to connect to the Internet without using a network card. In such situations, it is recommended to use additional utilities such as Sam Drivers.
6
Run the file dia-drv.exe folder Sam Drivers. Wait until the program will scan the connected device. After the tool loads, select the checkboxes of the items pertain to network devices, such as LAN Atheros LAN and Others.
7
Click the "Install selected" and in the drop-down menu, select the option "standard installation". Confirm the installation of untested drivers. Restart the computer after performing the described operations.
8
Open device Manager and verify that the network card is working properly. If the program is not picked up automatically the drivers, use the method described in the third and fourth steps. In this case, specify the folder in which you installed the program Sam Drivers.
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