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    Cant find drivers for ethernet card for windows 7

    just upgraded from xp to windows 7 and i cant find any drivers for my ethernet card
    It auto installed the card with xp but windows 7 its asking for the drivers and i cant find them anywhere
    I dont even know what make the card is either
    Is there a universal driver for the card?

    29 Comments

    Does the card have a model number on it ?

    Go to Device Manager and look under Network Adapters. The make and model number should hopefully be listed there.

    How to get to Device Manager: techtalkz.com/win…tml

    If you go to Device Manager, right click the Network Adapter that is missing the driver, select Properties, click the Details tab and finally in the list box, choose Hardware Ids, you will find a string value. Right click the value, select Copy and Paste it here. I will then be able to determine the chipset and this would enable me to locate the correct driver.

    ElliottC

    If you go to Device Manager, right click the Network Adapter that is … If you go to Device Manager, right click the Network Adapter that is missing the driver, select Properties, click the Details tab and finally in the list box, choose Hardware Ids, you will find a string value. Right click the value, select Copy and Paste it here. I will then be able to determine the chipset and this would enable me to locate the correct driver.


    +1 was just making pic you beat me to it
    http://djnaff.com/pics/60caa8bd0cd8db0502177351b50b1e63.JPG

    Original Poster

    The strings are.....
    PCI\VEN_1317&DEV_0985&SUBSYS_12161113&REV_11
    PCI\VEN_1317&DEV_0985&SUBSYS_12161113
    PCI\VEN_1317&DEV_0985&CC_020000
    PCI\VEN_1317&DEV_0985&CC_0200

    Original Poster

    i think its the Linksys nc100 driver i need but finding it for windows 7 is another matter

    dark_like_vader

    i think its the Linksys nc100 driver i need but finding it for windows 7 … i think its the Linksys nc100 driver i need but finding it for windows 7 is another matter



    The device is ADMtek AN983 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet Adapter. Linksys nc100 may or may not be correct since many manufacturers may well use the same chipset as the ADMtek AN983. Unfortunately, drivers for Windows 7 are not available but you may be able to install the XP version in compatibility mode. You can download the XP version here:

    download.cnet.com/ADM…tml

    Remember to install in XP compatibility mode but if that fails there are other ways around it such as UniExtract the sys files and manually updating within Device Driver but we can tackle that later if you cannot install in XP compatibility mode.

    Just a word of caution: When you search for Windows 7 for this particular model of network adapter, you will find many links for Rapidshare downloads of a Windows 7 driver. Do not attempt to download them from these sources. If the manufacturer or trusted sites such as Cnet do not have the Windows 7 drivers available, then the Rapidshare downloads are almost certainly malicious files.

    EDIT: I know that Windows XP uses a different driver model to Windows 7 so theoretically, the XP drivers will not be compatible with Windows 7 but others have reported that installing in XP compatibility mode has been successful. I don't actually believe this but there is no harm trying.
    Edited by: "ElliottC" 17th Jan 2011

    Original Poster

    thanks Elliotc, unfortunately the link doesnt work when you go to download it just redirects to infineon.com, is there anywhere else i can get this, desperate as i cant get on the internet only via my phone!

    megaupload.com/?d=…MQ9

    It's safe as I uploaded it myself

    megaupload.com/?d=…TS2 2002 version .

    You might need to add your pci if it ain't listed or delete anything in to to stop the install. ...right click *.inf and choose install


    password btw which I forgot b4:lol is ascii

    megaupload.com/?d=…MJH added rev_11 to inf
    Edited by: "dontasciime" 17th Jan 2011

    Original Poster

    thanks dontasciime ill give it a whirl, hope this works

    dark_like_vader

    thanks Elliotc, unfortunately the link doesnt work when you go to … thanks Elliotc, unfortunately the link doesnt work when you go to download it just redirects tohttp://www.infineon.com, is there anywhere else i can get this, desperate as i cant get on the internet only via my phone!



    Ah yes, sorry about that. Very unusual for dead links in CNET. Yes try the other link provided above.

    If you cannot install using XP compatible mode, try using the Device Manager's update option but you may need to use UniExtract to extract the files. I am not too hopeful that this will work anyway because, as I said earlier, Windows XP uses a different driver model to Windows 7 but others in forums have claimed to have success.

    By the way, it is the Raipdshare, MegaUpload Windows 7 drivers that are potentially unsafe because the manufacturer had never released Windows 7 drivers.
    Edited by: "ElliottC" 17th Jan 2011

    btw which mobo is it/ which laptop etc. model number

    Original Poster

    How do I install using comparability mode? I have 3 files... AN983.sys and Netan983 x2 with no extensions

    dark_like_vader

    How do I install using comparability mode? I have 3 files... AN983.sys … How do I install using comparability mode? I have 3 files... AN983.sys and Netan983 x2 with no extensions



    If a setup program was provided, that has to be installed in XP compatibility mode but this is not a setup program. I also mentioned earlier regarding extracting the files from a setup program but the files have already been extracted for your convenience.

    Hence, we do not need to worry about XP compatibility mode nor extracting the files here.

    To install the drivers, go to the device in question, right click and choose Update Driver software. Choose the option to Browse My Computer and then point towards the location of your driver files. You can also right click the INF file and install that way, as mentioned earlier.

    If you are given a warning regarding unsigned drivers, just accept it but if the driver does not install, there is little you can do. If Windows reports that no compatible products were found, this does NOT mean that driver will not install and it requires a little bit of modification to the INF file (again mentioned above, I think?).

    I still don't believe this will be successful though. You can purchase network cards very cheaply if it fails.

    try all 3 downloads

    The last one I modified the inf file for you.. right click the inf file and choose install or browse to the driver via device manager update driver etc.

    Edited by: "dontasciime" 17th Jan 2011

    Original Poster

    I've tried everything mentioned barring the .Inf mod.
    Enlighten me!?
    Appreciate your time

    Original Poster

    I can't download any more as I don't have Internet access.
    I've had to download the files at my mums onto a USB stick so only have the unmodded Inf with me
    What do I need to change in the Inf?

    ; netan983.inf
    ;
    ; Copyright (c) 2001, Microsoft

    [version]
    Signature = "$Windows NT$"
    Class = Net
    ClassGUID = {4d36e972-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
    Provider = %ADMtek%
    ;LayoutFile = layout.inf
    CatalogFile = netan983.cat
    DriverVer = 09/26/2002,2.20.0926.2002

    [Manufacturer]
    %ADMtek% = ADMtek

    [ControlFlags]
    ExcludeFromSelect = *

    [ADMtek]
    %AN983.DeviceDesc% = AN983.ndi, PCI\VEN_1113&DEV_1216&SUBSYS_12161113
    %AN983.DeviceDesc% = AN983.ndi, PCI\VEN_1113&DEV_1216&SUBSYS_12471113
    %AN983.DeviceDesc% = AN983.ndi, PCI\VEN_1113&DEV_1216&SUBSYS_22471113
    %AN983.DeviceDesc% = AN983.ndi, PCI\VEN_1113&DEV_1216&SUBSYS_B2471113
    %AN983.DeviceDesc% = AN983.ndi, PCI\VEN_1113&DEV_1216&SUBSYS_22201113
    %AN983.DeviceDesc% = AN983.ndi, PCI\VEN_1113&DEV_1216&SUBSYS_22421113
    %AN983.DeviceDesc% = AN983.ndi, PCI\VEN_1113&DEV_1216&SUBSYS_23201113
    %AN983.DeviceDesc% = AN983.ndi, PCI\VEN_1317&DEV_0985&SUBSYS_3181109F
    %ADM9510.DeviceDesc% = AN983.ndi, PCI\VEN_1317&DEV_0985&SUBSYS_95101317
    %AN983.DeviceDesc% = AN983.ndi, PCI\VEN_1317&DEV_0985&SUBSYS_81CC1033
    %AN983.DeviceDesc% = AN983.ndi, PCI\VEN_1317&DEV_0985&SUBSYS_100C1734
    %GEN.DeviceDesc% = AN983.ndi, PCI\VEN_1317&DEV_0985
    %AN985.DeviceDesc% = AN985.ndi, PCI\VEN_1317&DEV_1985
    %AN983.DeviceDesc% = AN983.ndi, PCI\VEN_1317&DEV_0985&SUBSYS_12161113&REV_11
    %AN983.DeviceDesc% = AN983.ndi, PCI\VEN_1317&DEV_0985&SUBSYS_12161113
    %AN983.DeviceDesc% = AN983.ndi, PCI\VEN_1317&DEV_0985&CC_020000
    %AN983.DeviceDesc% = AN983.ndi, PCI\VEN_1317&DEV_0985&CC_020000
    %ADM9511.DeviceDesc% = ADM9511.ndi, PCI\VEN_1317&DEV_9511&SUBSYS_01131054
    %ADM9511.DeviceDesc% = ADM9511.ndi, PCI\VEN_1317&DEV_9511&SUBSYS_2002155D
    %ADM9511.DeviceDesc% = ADM9511.ndi, PCI\VEN_1317&DEV_9511&SUBSYS_400D144F
    %ADM9511.DeviceDesc% = ADM9511.ndi, PCI\VEN_1317&DEV_9511&SUBSYS_400E144F
    %ADM9511.DeviceDesc% = ADM9511.ndi, PCI\VEN_1317&DEV_9511&SUBSYS_95111317
    %ADM9511.DeviceDesc% = ADM9511.ndi, PCI\VEN_1317&DEV_9511
    %ADM9513.DeviceDesc% = ADM9513.ndi, PCI\VEN_1317&DEV_9513&SUBSYS_95131317
    %ADM9513.DeviceDesc% = ADM9513.ndi, PCI\VEN_1317&DEV_9513

    [AN983.ndi.NT]
    Characteristics = 0x84
    BusType = 5
    AddReg = AN983.ndi.reg, ADM9X.ndi.com.reg, ADM9X.pci.reg, ADM9X.con.reg
    CopyFiles = ADM9X.ndis.copyfiles.NT

    [AN983.ndi.NT.Services]
    AddService = AN983, 2, ADM9X.Service, ADM9X.EventLog

    [AN985.ndi.NT]
    Characteristics = 0x84
    BusType = 5
    AddReg = AN985.ndi.reg, ADM9X.ndi.com.reg, ADM9X.pci.reg, ADM9X.con.reg
    CopyFiles = ADM9X.ndis.copyfiles.NT

    [AN985.ndi.NT.Services]
    AddService = AN983, 2, ADM9X.Service, ADM9X.EventLog

    [ADM9511.ndi.NT]
    Characteristics = 0x84
    BusType = 5
    AddReg = ADM9511.ndi.reg, ADM9X.ndi.com.reg, ADM9X.pci.reg, ADM9X.con.reg
    CopyFiles = ADM9X.ndis.copyfiles.NT

    [ADM9511.ndi.NT.Services]
    AddService = AN983, 2, ADM9X.Service, ADM9X.EventLog

    [ADM9513.ndi.NT]
    Characteristics = 0x84
    BusType = 5
    AddReg = ADM9513.ndi.reg, ADM9X.ndi.com.reg, ADM9X.pci.reg, ADM9X.con.reg
    CopyFiles = ADM9X.ndis.copyfiles.NT

    [ADM9513.ndi.NT.Services]
    AddService = AN983, 2, ADM9X.Service, ADM9X.EventLog


    [ADM9X.ndis.copyfiles.NT]
    an983.sys,,,2


    [AN983.ndi.reg]
    HKR, , AdapterCFID, 0, "09851317"

    [AN985.ndi.reg]
    HKR, , AdapterCFID, 0, "19851317"

    [ADM9511.ndi.reg]
    HKR, , AdapterCFID, 0, "95111317"

    [ADM9513.ndi.reg]
    HKR, , AdapterCFID, 0, "95131317"


    [ADM9X.ndi.com.reg]
    HKR, Ndi, Service, 0, "AN983"
    HKR, Ndi\Interfaces, LowerRange, 0, "ethernet"
    HKR, Ndi\Interfaces, UpperRange, 0, "ndis5"
    HKR, , MediaType, 0, "0"

    [ADM9X.pci.reg]
    HKR, , AdapterType, 0, "5"
    HKR, , TxPacketDesc, , "600"
    HKR, , RxPacketDesc, , "80"
    HKR, , TxDmaDesc, , "600"

    HKR, , WakeupFrame, , "1"
    HKR, , LinkOnChange, , "0"
    HKR, , LinkOffChange, , "0"
    HKR, , MagicPacket, , "1"

    HKR, , RxDmaDesc, , "40" ;
    HKR, , PacketsPerTxInt, , "10" ; 0x0a
    HKR, , PacketsPerRxInd, , "10" ; 0x0a
    HKR, , BurstLength, , "0" ; 0(Unlimited), 1 DW, 2 DW, 3 DW,...

    [ADM9X.con.reg]
    HKR, Ndi\Params\MediaType, ParamDesc, , %MediaType%
    HKR, Ndi\Params\MediaType, default, , "0"
    HKR, Ndi\Params\MediaType, type, , "enum"
    HKR, Ndi\Params\MediaType\enum, 0, , %AutoSense%
    HKR, Ndi\Params\MediaType\enum, 1, , %10HD%
    HKR, Ndi\Params\MediaType\enum, 2, , %10FD%
    HKR, Ndi\Params\MediaType\enum, 3, , %100HD%
    HKR, Ndi\Params\MediaType\enum, 4, , %100FD%

    HKR, Ndi\Params\PowerManagement, ParamDesc, , %PowerManagement%
    HKR, Ndi\Params\PowerManagement, default, , "1"
    HKR, Ndi\Params\PowerManagement, type, , "enum"
    HKR, Ndi\Params\PowerManagement\enum, 0, , %Disabled%
    HKR, Ndi\Params\PowerManagement\enum, 1, , %Enabled%

    HKR, Ndi\Params\FlowControl, ParamDesc, , %FlowControl%
    HKR, Ndi\Params\FlowControl, default, , "1"
    HKR, Ndi\Params\FlowControl, type, , "enum"
    HKR, Ndi\Params\FlowControl\enum, 0, , %Disabled%
    HKR, Ndi\Params\FlowControl\enum, 1, , %Enabled%

    HKR, Ndi\Params\PriorityPacket, ParamDesc, , %PriorityPacket%
    HKR, Ndi\Params\PriorityPacket, default, , "0"
    HKR, Ndi\Params\PriorityPacket, type, , "enum"
    HKR, Ndi\Params\PriorityPacket\enum, 0, , %Disabled%
    HKR, Ndi\Params\PriorityPacket\enum, 1, , %Enabled%

    HKR,Ndi\params\VlanId, ParamDesc, 0, %VLAN_ID%
    HKR,Ndi\params\VlanId, type, 0, "edit"
    HKR,Ndi\params\VlanId, default, 0, "0"
    HKR,Ndi\params\VlanId, LimitText, 0, "4"
    HKR,Ndi\params\VlanId, UpperCase, 0, "1"
    HKR,Ndi\params\VlanId, Optional, 0, "1"


    [ADM9X.Service]
    DisplayName = %ADM9X.Service.DispName%
    ServiceType = 1 ;%SERVICE_KERNEL_DRIVER%
    StartType = 3 ;%SERVICE_AUTO_START%
    ErrorControl = 1 ;%SERVICE_ERROR_NORMAL%
    ServiceBinary = %12%\AN983.sys
    LoadOrderGroup = NDIS

    [ADM9X.EventLog]
    AddReg = ADM9X.AddEventLog.reg

    [ADM9X.AddEventLog.reg]
    HKR, , EventMessageFile, 0x00020000, %%SystemRoot%%\System32\netevent.dll
    HKR, , TypesSupported, 0x00010001, 7

    [DestinationDirs]
    ADM9X.ndis.copyfiles.NT = 12
    DefaultDestDir = 12

    [SourceDisksNames]
    1=%DISKNAME%,,,

    [SourceDisksFiles]
    an983.sys = 1

    [Strings]
    ;Msft = "Microsoft"
    ADMtek = "ADMtek Incorporated"

    MediaType = "Media Type"
    AutoSense = "AutoSense"
    10HD = "10BaseT"
    10FD = "10BaseT Full_Duplex"
    100HD = "100BaseTX"
    100FD = "100BaseTX Full_Duplex"

    Disabled = "Disabled"
    Enabled = "Enabled"

    PowerManagement = "PME Enable"
    PatternMatchWakeup = "Pattern Match Wakeup"
    LinkWakeupOffOn = "Link Wakeup(Off->On)"
    LinkWakeupOnOff = "Link Wakeup(On->Off)"
    MagicPacketWakeup = "Magic Packet Wakeup"
    FlowControl = "Flow Control"
    PriorityPacket = "Priority Packet"
    VLAN_ID = "VLAN ID"


    DISKNAME = "ADMtek AN983/AN985/ADM951X 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet Adapter Drivers Diskette"

    AN983.DeviceDesc = "ADMtek AN983 10/100Mbps PCI Adapter"
    Gen.deviceDesc = "ADMtek AN983 based ethernet adapter"
    AN985.DeviceDesc = "ADMtek AN985 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet Adapter"
    ADM9510.DeviceDesc = "ADMtek ADM9510 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet Adapter"
    ADM9511.DeviceDesc = "ADMtek ADM9511 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet Adapter"
    ADM9513.DeviceDesc = "ADMtek ADM9513 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet Adapter"

    ADM9X.Service.DispName = "ADMtek AN983/AN985/ADM951X 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet Adapter"


    Edited by: "dontasciime" 17th Jan 2011

    highlight all the above and paste into a txt doc then save by choosing save as then type "NETAN983.INF"


    the speechmarks are important

    Original Poster

    The INF file you selected does not support this method of installation =(

    Ahh out of luck

    dark_like_vader

    The INF file you selected does not support this method of installation … The INF file you selected does not support this method of installation =(Ahh out of luck



    Not yet, use Device Manager and choose the "Have Disk" option to install. This does not require an INF file. In the instructions I gave earlier regarding installing by Browsing to a directory, at that point choose "Have Disk" rather than browse to the directory.

    Banned

    anyone asked 32 bit or 64bit?

    Original Poster

    tried the "Have Disk" and still no luck

    Might work if i could find an actual setup.exe instead of manual install

    It is 64bit

    lumoruk

    anyone asked 32 bit or 64bit?



    That is a good question.


    dark_like_vader

    tried the "Have Disk" and still no luckMight work if i could find an … tried the "Have Disk" and still no luckMight work if i could find an actual setup.exe instead of manual installIt is 64bit



    You are better WITHOUT the setup.exe because it involves XP compatibility mode and extracting the files. The drivers you have been given were x86 drivers and it appears we all assumed you are using Windows 7 x86. I'm afraid I will leave it to you to find them because I don't have the time scouring through the pages in Google only to find the download links lead to Infineon's home page. I suspect that Infineon, for some reason, are making the drivers unavailable for download. Maybe Don'tAsciiMe will return with x64 drivers. When you receive the drivers, try the "Have Disk" option again because that does NOT require manipulation of INF files, since it is tantamount to a forced install.

    Hint when finding drivers like these where they have been withdrawn, avoid the trusted sources because Infineon would have contacted the majority of the trusted download sources to remove the download and look in forums. Usually, people will have uploaded their own copies of the drivers in the forums. Of course, I can't guarantee the validity of the uploaded software in the forums but it is at your own risk. Worth including the word "forum" in your search.
    Edited by: "ElliottC" 17th Jan 2011

    Edited by: "dontasciime" 17th Jan 2011

    Banned

    Had a hell of a time getting my belkin USB wireless dongle to work after I deleted all my drivers (thought I was saving resources) turns out Belkin couldn't be bothered to make the 64bit version and left it to the chip maker Ralink to make the 64bit driver.

    Thank god I have a lap top too

    turns out I had to use my mobile phone to connect to the internet through my computer to download the correct one.

    Edited by: "lumoruk" 18th Jan 2011

    OP with Ethernet cards being so Cheap these days you would be better just buying one that's compatible with Windows 7.

    Original Poster

    thanks dontasciime, ill check what model it is
    sorry for not mentionin about the 64bit, appreciate your time and effort
    i have bought a windows 7 compatable network card off ebay for a few quid, just frustrating not being able to go on the internet so im having to wait for it delivered

    it is a pain when they dont make compatable drivers but i know my network card is as old as adam
    hopefully should be back online soon browsing hotukdeals on a monitor!

    cheers for the help guys
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