Ethernet controler driver & Driver dectetive help wanted - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HotUKDeals, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HotUKDeals app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit

Ethernet controler driver & Driver dectetive help wanted

£0.00 @
hi im basically looking for a way to install the drivers for my ethernet controler. the drivers which 'should' work which are on the Acer website for my machine dont seem to work. however i down… Read More
gs-rai Avatar
7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
hi im basically looking for a way to install the drivers for my ethernet controler.

the drivers which 'should' work which are on the Acer website for my machine dont seem to work.

however i downloaded driver dectective and its located that i have the ethernet driver missing and will download the correct driver but i need to activate it for it to do this. probelm is it costs £40 for a key.

Was just wondering if anyone knows of any better ways to find the driver i need from the net which will work.

cheers.
gs-rai Avatar
7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
Options

All Comments

(19) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
#1
Driver Detective sounds like unnecessary crap-ware.

Are we talking about a laptop? If so, what is the model number?

Edit: In what way does your current driver not work?
#2
Painkiller
Driver Detective sounds like unnecessary crap-ware.

Are we talking about a laptop? If so, what is the model number?

Edit: In what way does your current driver not work?


its an desktop. Acer L460 - the acer website hosts drivers the drives under my model name but they're not exe files or install properly on my pc.

i wiped my computer but the drivers cd i got with it is damaged.

Managed to download all the other drivers succesfully just except that one

Cheers for the reply
#3
which file is it? Lan Driver Intel 82573L GB?

Edit: Right-click on my computer > select manage > device manager > Network Adapters..... What is listed?
#4
You should never pay for a driver in the way you've described .I had been buying second hand laptops recently .............4 toshibas ,packard bell,Dell vostro.etc etc and was able to get all the required drivers from the websites totaly free. I did spend a bit of time searching but I got them in the end.
Give us some details of your PC /laptop ..........you have'nt said what it is apart from a Acer and we'll have a look.
#5
it hasnt got any info on the actual hardward bit only.

It isnt listed under network. its under 'other devices'

and is called 'ethernet controller'

' PCI Slot 34 (PCI bus 2, device 0, function 0) ' thats its location

'PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_109A&SUBSYS_0DF5105B&REV_00\4&4C5E15F&0&00E2'

is the decive instant id

thats all the info i got on it.

The computer is an ACER L460 vertiton
#6
ricko
You should never pay for a driver in the way you've described .I had been buying second hand laptops recently .............4 toshibas ,packard bell,Dell vostro.etc etc and was able to get all the required drivers from the websites totaly free. I did spend a bit of time searching but I got them in the end.
.


They are not paying for a driver, they are paying for the software to find and automatically download the driver.
#7
gs-rai;5605231
its an desktop. Acer L460 - the acer website hosts drivers the drives under my model name but they're not exe files or install properly on my pc.

What are the files then? How have you tried to install the files? If it's just the driver files which have extracted to a folder then you need to go into the properties for the network card, choose update driver (then choose a specific location) and then browse to where the driver files are stored. Window should spot the required inf file and install the driver for you.

John
#8
Johnmcl7
What are the files then? How have you tried to install the files? If it's just the driver files which have extracted to a folder then you need to go into the properties for the network card, choose update driver (then choose a specific location) and then browse to where the driver files are stored. Window should spot the required inf file and install the driver for you.

John


iv manged to get the driver files from the acer website

its got instructions on what to do. could anyone explain them abit better to me as im slightly confused where / how to create the folders etc.

these are the instructions

'Microsoft Windows XP x64 and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64
==============================================================

1. Create an [IMAGE_ROOT]\$oem$\$1\Drivers\NIC directory if one does not already exist.

2. Copy all files from the PRO1000\Winx64 directory to the [IMAGE_ROOT]\$oem$\$1\Drivers\NIC directory.

3. Make the following changes to the .SIF file that is used for this image installation (located in the [IMAGE_ROOT]\amd64\Templates directory):

[Unattended]
OemPreinstall = yes
OemPnpDriversPath = \Drivers\Nic

4. Copy all .SYS files from the PRO1000\Winx64 directory to the [IMAGE_ROOT]\amd64 directory. Do NOT copy the INF files to this directory.

5. Delete E1G5132E.PNF and E1E5132E.PNF (if present) from the [IMAGE_ROOT]\amd64 directory.

6. Extract the .INF files from PRO1000\Winx64\RIS_INF\E1G5132E.ZIP and E1E5132E.zip to the [IMAGE_ROOT]\amd64 directory.

7. Restart the Remote Installation Service.

8. Follow the rest of the Microsoft instructions for adding a new network driver to the RIS installation.
'
#9
I don't think you have the right driver package, those instructions are to preinstall network card drivers for an XP-64 or Server 2003 x64 system neither of which apply to your setup (I highly doubt it anyway).

John
#10
Johnmcl7
I don't think you have the right driver package, those instructions are to preinstall network card drivers for an XP-64 or Server 2003 x64 system neither of which apply to your setup (I highly doubt it anyway).

John


its for the 'Lan Driver Intel 82573L' which are the only ethernet related drivers on the website for my machine.

i think i have xp 64. however there are severeal diffrent sets of instructions il post them up in a sec
#11
Setting up Intel(R) PRO/1000 Drivers for RIS Installation
======================================================
To set up network drivers for RIS installation, you must copy files from the Intel(R) PRO Network Connections Software CD to the RIS image [IMAGE_ROOT]. Follow the directions for your operating system.


Microsoft* Windows* 2000
========================

1. Create an [IMAGE_ROOT]\$oem$\$1\Drivers\NIC directory if one does not already exist.

2. Copy all files from the PRO1000\Win32 directory to the [IMAGE_ROOT]\$oem$\$1\Drivers\NIC directory.

3. Make the following changes to the .SIF file that is used for this image installation (located in the [IMAGE_ROOT]\I386\Templates directory):

[Unattended]
OemPreinstall = yes
OemPnpDriversPath = \Drivers\Nic

4. Copy all .SYS files from PRO1000\Win32 directory to the [IMAGE_ROOT]\i386 directory. Do NOT copy the INF files to this directory.

5. Delete E1000NT5.PNF and E1E5032.PNF (if present) from the [IMAGE_ROOT]\i386 directory.

6. Extract the .INF files from PRO1000\Win32\RIS_INF\E1000NT5.ZIP and E1E5032.ZIP to the [IMAGE_ROOT]\i386 directory.

7. Restart the Boot Information Negotiation Layer service.

8. Follow the rest of the Microsoft instructions for adding a new network driver to the RIS installation.


Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft* Windows Server* 2003 (32-bit)
==================================================================

1. Create an [IMAGE_ROOT]\$oem$\$1\Drivers\NIC directory if one does not already exist.

2. Copy all files from the PRO1000\Win32 directory to the [IMAGE_ROOT]\$oem$\$1\Drivers\NIC directory.

3. Make the following changes to the .SIF file that is used for this image installation (located in the [IMAGE_ROOT]\I386\Templates directory):

[Unattended]
OemPreinstall = yes
OemPnpDriversPath = \Drivers\Nic

4. Copy all .SYS files from PRO1000\Win32 directory to the [IMAGE_ROOT]\i386 directory. Do NOT copy the INF files to this directory.

5. Delete E1000325.PNF and E1E5132.PNF (if present) from the [IMAGE_ROOT]\i386 directory.

6. Extract the .INF files from PRO1000\Win32\RIS_INF\E1000325.ZIP and E1E5132.zip to the [IMAGE_ROOT]\i386 directory.

7. Restart the Remote Installation Service.

8. Follow the rest of the Microsoft instructions for adding a new network driver to the RIS installation.


Microsoft Windows Server 2003, 64-bit Edition
=============================================

1. Create an [IMAGE_ROOT]\$oem$\$1\Drivers\NIC directory if one does not already exist.

2. Copy all files from the PRO1000\Win64 directory to the [IMAGE_ROOT]\$oem$\$1\Drivers\NIC directory.

3. Make the following changes to the .SIF file that is used for this image installation (located in the [IMAGE_ROOT]\ia64\Templates directory):

[Unattended]
OemPreinstall = yes
OemPnpDriversPath = \Drivers\Nic

4. Copy all .SYS files from the PRO1000\Win64 directory to the [IMAGE_ROOT]\ia64 directory. Do NOT copy the INF files to this directory.

5. Delete E1000645.PNF and E1E5164.PNF (if present) from the [IMAGE_ROOT]\ia64 directory.

6. Extract the .INF file from PRO1000\Win64\RIS_INF\E1000645.ZIP and E1E5164.ZIP to the [IMAGE_ROOT]\ia64 directory.

7. Restart the Remote Installation Service.

8. Follow the rest of the Microsoft instructions for adding a new network driver to the RIS installation.


Microsoft Windows XP x64 and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64
==============================================================

1. Create an [IMAGE_ROOT]\$oem$\$1\Drivers\NIC directory if one does not already exist.

2. Copy all files from the PRO1000\Winx64 directory to the [IMAGE_ROOT]\$oem$\$1\Drivers\NIC directory.

3. Make the following changes to the .SIF file that is used for this image installation (located in the [IMAGE_ROOT]\amd64\Templates directory):

[Unattended]
OemPreinstall = yes
OemPnpDriversPath = \Drivers\Nic

4. Copy all .SYS files from the PRO1000\Winx64 directory to the [IMAGE_ROOT]\amd64 directory. Do NOT copy the INF files to this directory.

5. Delete E1G5132E.PNF and E1E5132E.PNF (if present) from the [IMAGE_ROOT]\amd64 directory.

6. Extract the .INF files from PRO1000\Winx64\RIS_INF\E1G5132E.ZIP and E1E5132E.zip to the [IMAGE_ROOT]\amd64 directory.

7. Restart the Remote Installation Service.

8. Follow the rest of the Microsoft instructions for adding a new network driver to the RIS installation.



Copyright (C) 2007 Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.
Intel is a trademark or registered trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.
* Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.
#12
gs-rai
it hasnt got any info on the actual hardward bit only.

It isnt listed under network. its under 'other devices'

and is called 'ethernet controller'

' PCI Slot 34 (PCI bus 2, device 0, function 0) ' thats its location

'PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_109A&SUBSYS_0DF5105B&REV_00\4&4C5E15F&0&00E2'

is the decive instant id

thats all the info i got on it.

The computer is an ACER L460 vertiton


The vendor id and device id you posted is the exact information required for locating a driver. It is an Intel Pro 1000 PL network adapter. The download from Acer's website is the correct download but the file requires unzipping for installation.

Another alternative is to allow Windows Update to install your driver.
#13
http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/desktop/veriton_l460.html

thats where iv downloaded the driver, incase someone wanted a look.
#14
Have you downloaded them off this site?

http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/desktop/veriton_l460.html

It looks like you might have to download that file, extract the contents to a folder, then manually install the driver via device manager. You should be given the option to browse your computer for the driver files - just direct it to the folder that all of the files were extracted to.
#15
Painkiller
Have you downloaded them off this site?

http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/desktop/veriton_l460.html

It looks like you might have to download that file, extract the contents to a folder, then manually install the driver via device manager. You should be given the option to browse your computer for the driver files - just direct it to the folder that all of the files were extracted to.


yeah thats what i think but i was wondering if any one could give me abit of help how to do this?
1 Like #16
get back into device manager, right-click on the ethernet controller entry & select update driver software

select browse my computer for driver software, click on the browse button & navigate to the folder where you extracted the files to
1 Like #17
Ok, you should have a zip file downloaded from the Acer site - extract this somewhere to a folder on your hard drive, say C:\Intel_Nic
Open Device Manager, right click the network card and choose Update Driver - if it prompts you about Windows Update just click No, not this time.
You should now be asked to either Install the software automatically (recommended) or install from a list or specific location (Advanced), choose the latter option (install from a list or specific location (advanced))
Search for the best driver in these locations should be selected, search removable media (floppy, CD-ROM) should be unticked and include this location in the search should be ticket. Click browse to go to the folder where you unzipped the files then click next.
Windows should now search that folder, install the driver and finish.
#19


cheers did the job!! :thumbsup:

thanks for all the other replys guys.

rep left

Post a Comment

You don't need an account to leave a comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!