Advice 1: How to find a driver for your network card

A driver is a program for communicating the computer with the connected equipment (scanner, printer, modem, Fax, etc.). It often happens that for the normal operation of the devices require periodic updates of such software.
How to find a driver for your network card
You will need
  • - computer with Internet access.
Instruction
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Determine first the model of your network card to download and install the driver for it. There are two kinds of network cards: built-in and additional charges. Look in the system unit, if the connector of the network interface built into the motherboard, so you need to search for drivers for your network card on the name of the motherboard. If you have installed a separate network card, then you need to set the manufacturer and model. It can be found from the sticker on the card. If not, continue with the next step.
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Install special tool EVEREST to identify the devices of the computer to search for the best driver for your network card. To do this, go to the official website of the manufacturer of the program http://www.lavalys.com/, select the right EVEREST Ultimate Edition, in the next window click the link to download the arrow.
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Wait for the download, install the program on your computer. Then run Everest, in the left part of the window select "Device" – "Windows Device" – "Network adapters". The right side displays the name of the network adapter that you want to copy to search for drivers.
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Search for the vendor's official website by the name of the network adapter, click on the website link for the Downloads, choose the model of your network card, operating system and download the driver for it. If you are unable to find the official manufacturer website, use the following links: http://www.driverov.net/driver/networks.html. This site presents a database of drivers for various devices.
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Select a manufacturer from the list, then select the model of the map on the next page select to download the driver for your operating system. Similarly, the drivers search can be performed on the website http://intercomp.net.ru/driver/network.php?page=2.
Note
To ensure its smooth operation you will need to install a special tool, driver. The drivers for the network card is a specialized software which allows the computer's operating system to interact with connected equipment. Usually this utility is purchased bundled with the purchased device.
Useful advice
If you have any problem with the drivers for your network card or wireless adapter, you first need to try to install appropriate driver, try to install another version of driver. Since, network cards and wireless adapters are different, and the drivers for them need different. The first thing you need to determine what network or wireless adapter you have installed.

Advice 2: How to install network card driver

If your machine running very "slow", and after starting in the lower left corner there is an icon of two computers with an exclamation mark, it means that you have not configured your network connection, or driver is not installed for the network card. The network card drivers you need to install, even if you are not going to use it. Otherwise, your computer will regularly freeze and there will be serious failures in work of programs.
The network card drivers you need to install, even if you are not going to use it
Instruction
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Locate the icon "my computer", click right mouse button on the icon in the drop-down menu, select "device Manager". A window will appear in which you will see "network adapters".
How to install network card driver
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Click the right mouse button on the words "network adapters". Select to update the driver. A window will appear in the wizard of the hardware update. Here it is proposed to automatically install the driver. Keep it as is and don't press anything. Next, focus, insert the floppy disk with the drivers that you have to be (it usually comes with the purchase of a computer). Now press "next". Searching for drivers.
After the program has found the driver, you are prompted to select the driver you want. Select, click "next". Is to install the driver. When finished, close the installation wizard.

Restart the computer and then configure the network connection.
How to install network card driver
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The arc option. If a disk with drivers there is no need from another computer to get online and download the necessary driver.
The downloaded installation file driver for your network card, copy to your computer. Remember the location where you copied the driver. Do the steps in the first method. Only now in the new hardware wizard select "install from a list or specific location". Click "next".
How to install network card driver
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Put a tick in "include this location in the search". And using the "browse" button select the location where you saved the copied network card drivers. Click next. Is to install the driver.
How to install network card driver
Useful advice
On the same principle to install the driver and not only on network map, but also on other devices.

Advice 3: How to determine the model of the network card

After reinstalling Windows, often there is a need to install an additional driver on a separate device. Operating systems contain drivers only for a small part of computer equipment, some devices require newer drivers than the ones installed originally. One such device is the network card. The model of the map is rather difficult to determine — it the Board did not have clear guidance on the model name.
How to determine the model of the network card
You will need
  • A computer with access to the Network.
Instruction
1
Log in to the task Manager. To do this, right-click the mouse on the My computer icon from the context menu, select task Manager, and click it with the left mouse button. A window will open where you will see the list of all the installed devices grouped by semantic categories.
2
If the model of card is not defined by the computer, it will be considered as an unidentified device, to have an icon in the form of a question mark of yellow color. Usually it is called Ethernet controller and is in the group of network devices.
3
Right-click the mouse on the icon of the network card. In the context menu click on Properties to bring up a new window with data about the device. It will list the driver information for the device, its manufacturer, used resources, and its physical connection to the computer systems. Here will be listed the model of network card, if the system were able to determine. Otherwise, continue with the following actions.
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Click the Details tab at the top of the properties window of the device. Click on the drop down list at the top of the window, open it, and select that contains a device instance ID. At the bottom of the window there will be a set of letters, numbers, and special characters which denoted the specific network card.
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Copy the code by pressing Ctrl and C, and save it. He will need to search for the driver for your network card installed model. You must enter the code in any search engine — the results are certainly an indication of the driver for the network card.
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Download the driver and install it. After installation and restart, again go to properties of the network card in the task Manager. If the driver was installed correctly — there will be shown a model of the network card.
Useful advice
If you want to determine the model of the map on a laptop, it makes sense to look at its model — these devices have the same hard-coded set of equipment.

Advice 4: 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.
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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.
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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".
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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