OT win7 driver question

Posted: 01-18-2009, 08:32 PM
I installed Win7 (looks great) but can't access the internet as my Asus
motherboard needs an Nforce2 driver for the onboard network card. Asus
doesn't have even a Vista driver and the XP one doesn't install. I am of
the opinion that if I had a Vista driver that it would work. and if so, how
would I get one for the asus a7n8x-x motherboard. I would expect that you
XP guru's have run into this.

John N


OT win7 driver question


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Shenan Stanley
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Re: OT win7 driver question
Posted: 01-18-2009, 08:43 PM
Draggonfodder wrote:
> I installed Win7 (looks great) but can't access the internet as my
> Asus motherboard needs an Nforce2 driver for the onboard network
> card. Asus doesn't have even a Vista driver and the XP one doesn't
> install. I am of the opinion that if I had a Vista driver that it
> would work. and if so, how would I get one for the asus a7n8x-x
> motherboard. I would expect that you XP guru's have run into this.
Unfortunately, the support for the motherboard *does* come from the
manufacturer of said motherboard.

You might Google, you might look for a generic chipset driver from those who
supplied the chip for the on-board network card.

However - this problem is very similar to those who tried Vista early - some
devices just do not have support in the new OS - a function of the device
manufacturer - not the OS.

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Draggonfodder
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Re: OT win7 driver question
Posted: 01-18-2009, 09:04 PM



"Shenan Stanley" <newshelper@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Draggonfodder wrote:
>> I installed Win7 (looks great) but can't access the internet as my
>> Asus motherboard needs an Nforce2 driver for the onboard network
>> card. Asus doesn't have even a Vista driver and the XP one doesn't
>> install. I am of the opinion that if I had a Vista driver that it
>> would work. and if so, how would I get one for the asus a7n8x-x
>> motherboard. I would expect that you XP guru's have run into this.
>
> Unfortunately, the support for the motherboard *does* come from the
> manufacturer of said motherboard.
>
> You might Google, you might look for a generic chipset driver from those
> who supplied the chip for the on-board network card.
>
> However - this problem is very similar to those who tried Vista early -
> some devices just do not have support in the new OS - a function of the
> device manufacturer - not the OS.
>
> --
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In this case there are two sources and both are outdated. Asus and Nvidia.
Was hoping for an xp genius to shine here. Maybe a generic network vista
driver that works on a 5 year old asus motherboard.



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Re: OT win7 driver question
Posted: 01-18-2009, 09:23 PM
Draggonfodder wrote:
> I installed Win7 (looks great) but can't access the internet as my
> Asus motherboard needs an Nforce2 driver for the onboard network
> card. Asus doesn't have even a Vista driver and the XP one doesn't
> install. I am of the opinion that if I had a Vista driver that it
> would work. and if so, how would I get one for the asus a7n8x-x
> motherboard. I would expect that you XP guru's have run into this.
Shenan Stanley wrote:
> Unfortunately, the support for the motherboard *does* come from the
> manufacturer of said motherboard.
>
> You might Google, you might look for a generic chipset driver from
> those who supplied the chip for the on-board network card.
>
> However - this problem is very similar to those who tried Vista
> early - some devices just do not have support in the new OS - a
> function of the device manufacturer - not the OS.
Draggonfodder wrote:
> In this case there are two sources and both are outdated. Asus and
> Nvidia. Was hoping for an xp genius to shine here. Maybe a generic
> network vista driver that works on a 5 year old asus motherboard.
This would be more of a Asus/NVidia genius... Not a Windows XP one. ;-)

Windows 7 is essentially Windows Vista in most ways.

Google is your best bet here - not this particular newsgroup - IMHO.

http://www.google.com/search?q=nforc...+Windows+Vista

I'd say - after a cursory glance - you'd be better off installing a
supported OS and using virtual machines (VirtualBox, VMWare Server/VMWare
Player, etc) to test or whatever you are doing with Windows 7 at this point
in its development.

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JS
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Re: OT win7 driver question
Posted: 01-18-2009, 09:34 PM
The solution is to purchase a PCI based network card.
I don't know how old your motherboard is but whatever
card you buy must be compatible with your motherboard's
PCI specifications. And obviously Windows 7 must support
the make/mode of Network card you purchase.

Another source for information is the Windows 7 forum:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...egory/w7itpro/

Chances are someone on this forum may have experienced
the same issue.

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"Draggonfodder" <commojohn@braemarnet.com> wrote in message
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>I installed Win7 (looks great) but can't access the internet as my Asus
>motherboard needs an Nforce2 driver for the onboard network card. Asus
>doesn't have even a Vista driver and the XP one doesn't install. I am of
>the opinion that if I had a Vista driver that it would work. and if so,
>how would I get one for the asus a7n8x-x motherboard. I would expect that
>you XP guru's have run into this.
>
> John N
>

Airman Thunderbird
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Re: OT win7 driver question
Posted: 01-19-2009, 02:27 AM
JS wrote:
> The solution is to purchase a PCI based network card.
> I don't know how old your motherboard is but whatever
> card you buy must be compatible with your motherboard's
> PCI specifications. And obviously Windows 7 must support
> the make/mode of Network card you purchase.
>
> Another source for information is the Windows 7 forum:
> http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...egory/w7itpro/
>
> Chances are someone on this forum may have experienced
> the same issue.
>
Had the same problem with my NF7 chipset board. Another option is a
wireless USB adapter I had laying around. Not as good as the onboard
network adapter, but it works. There were several updates from MS for
the Windows 7 install, some related to the Nvidia chipset, but not the
Network adapter, unfortunately.

BTW, the link mentioned above is down for maintenance; my luck, of course.
JS
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Re: OT win7 driver question
Posted: 01-19-2009, 02:45 AM
Just checked the link and it's back up now.

There are wireless and RJ45 USB adaptors I looked
into only a few days ago, but the reviews from most
users for Windows OS it not all that good.
But I admit I did not do an intensive search.

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"Airman Thunderbird" <airman.basic@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> JS wrote:
>> The solution is to purchase a PCI based network card.
>> I don't know how old your motherboard is but whatever
>> card you buy must be compatible with your motherboard's
>> PCI specifications. And obviously Windows 7 must support
>> the make/mode of Network card you purchase.
>>
>> Another source for information is the Windows 7 forum:
>> http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...egory/w7itpro/
>>
>> Chances are someone on this forum may have experienced
>> the same issue.
>>
> Had the same problem with my NF7 chipset board. Another option is a
> wireless USB adapter I had laying around. Not as good as the onboard
> network adapter, but it works. There were several updates from MS for the
> Windows 7 install, some related to the Nvidia chipset, but not the Network
> adapter, unfortunately.
>
> BTW, the link mentioned above is down for maintenance; my luck, of course.

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Re: OT win7 driver question
Posted: 01-19-2009, 05:15 PM

Yep, this is what I will do in the end. I'll try the other suggestions
first. I am not a google expert so some of my searches are pretty lame. I
just wanted to test win7 out on an excellent MB that is only a little older
than my other machines. Figured I could help MS out with a lot of users
that aren't going to update their hardware yet. Without a network card, it
runs a little slow doing some simple stuff (games etc) but I will get more
memory which should help. I have a 1800+ AMD and only 1 gig memory at the
moment. At least it installed (yay microsoft). This was a superb Linux
machine and when I put win7 (after it comes out) on a new machine, this will
go back to linux.

Thanks



"JS" <@> wrote in message news:e9bSeSbeJHA.3968@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> The solution is to purchase a PCI based network card.
> I don't know how old your motherboard is but whatever
> card you buy must be compatible with your motherboard's
> PCI specifications. And obviously Windows 7 must support
> the make/mode of Network card you purchase.
>
> Another source for information is the Windows 7 forum:
> http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...egory/w7itpro/
>
> Chances are someone on this forum may have experienced
> the same issue.
>
> --
> JS
> http://www.pagestart.com
>
>
> "Draggonfodder" <commojohn@braemarnet.com> wrote in message
> news:ejH1EvaeJHA.5288@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>>I installed Win7 (looks great) but can't access the internet as my Asus
>>motherboard needs an Nforce2 driver for the onboard network card. Asus
>>doesn't have even a Vista driver and the XP one doesn't install. I am of
>>the opinion that if I had a Vista driver that it would work. and if so,
>>how would I get one for the asus a7n8x-x motherboard. I would expect that
>>you XP guru's have run into this.
>>
>> John N
>>
>
>

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Re: OT win7 driver question
Posted: 01-19-2009, 06:04 PM
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"Shenan Stanley" <newshelper@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Draggonfodder wrote:
>> I installed Win7 (looks great) but can't access the internet as my
>> Asus motherboard needs an Nforce2 driver for the onboard network
>> card. Asus doesn't have even a Vista driver and the XP one doesn't
>> install. I am of the opinion that if I had a Vista driver that it
>> would work. and if so, how would I get one for the asus a7n8x-x
>> motherboard. I would expect that you XP guru's have run into this.
>
> Unfortunately, the support for the motherboard *does* come from the
> manufacturer of said motherboard.
>
> You might Google, you might look for a generic chipset driver from those
> who supplied the chip for the on-board network card.
>
> However - this problem is very similar to those who tried Vista early -
> some devices just do not have support in the new OS - a function of the
> device manufacturer - not the OS.
>
> --
> Shenan Stanley
> MS-MVP
> --
> How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>
 
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