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
1
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.
2
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.
3
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.
4
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.
5
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 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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