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Old 17th February 2005   #1
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Onboard LAN Network Adapter is not "seen" by Device Manager


I have been trying to figure out this problem and it's driving me nuts... I hope somebody here will have some tips...

My wife and I have one PC each, running WinXP and connected to each other through a router. A long time ago we set up the "home or small office network" and we shared some directories and printers -- no problem at all.

I recently upgraded my wife's motherboard to an ASUS A7N8X-X with onboard LAN. After I did this, no network adapter shows up in Windows Device Manager. And when I try to run "set up home or small office network", WinXP just tells me that it cannot set up a home or small office network, because I haven't got a network adapter in my PC.

I have installed all the drivers that came with the motherboard, and also clicked the "scan for new hardware" on the device manager. But no Network Adapter comes up.

It is clear that the network adapter *does* work on one level, because if my wife clicks on "My network places", she can still see, and access, the files in my shared directory. Also, I am still able to print on my wife's printer, because the printer was already set up as shared a long time ago before these problems started. So the network adapter *does* work, but on some level it isn't seen by Windows, and Windows thinks that I don't have a network adapter on the system, so it refuses to

One other thing worth mentioning. Like I said, no Network Adapter shows up on the Device Manager. But if I go to Device Manager "View" menu and enable "Show hidden devices", then it starts to show some Network Adapter elements; but these look like "additional" network adapter features such as: "NVIDEA NForce MCP Networking Adapter Packet Scheduler Mini-port" and so on. But back on the normal viewing mode, the actual main Network Adapter device does not show.

I have checked the BIOS and made sure the onboard LAN is not disabled there under Integrated Peripherals. It is set to "auto".

Can anybody help?? How do I get this Network Adapter to show up on my Device Manager, and get WinXP to see it, so that I can run "set up a home or small office network"?

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- Bjorn

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First off - since it seems that your local network is functioning, are you really sure you want to try to set it up again?

Next - please say if you are running XP-home or XP-pro on the PCs.

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Rt click My Network Places & select Properties.
Rt click Local Area Network & select Properties.
What's it show as adapter in "Connect using:"
If it lists the network adapter, then click Configure button to inspect it.

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Hello, thanks for your answers so far. In reply to follow-up questions:

My PC is running WinXP Pro. My wife's PC, which is the one with the problem, is running WinXP Home.

The reason we'd like to run the "Set up home or small office network" wizard is that I now have a dial-up internet connection on my PC, that I wish to share with my wife. I believe at one point we were told to run that network setup wizard to do that.

And TonyT:

>Rt click My Network Places & select Properties.
>Rt click Local Area Network & select Properties.

When I Rt click on My Network Places & select Properties, the following window shows nothing. No mention of "Local Area Network", no icons, just a menu on the left where it says: "Set up a home or small office network". And like I said, if I click on that, Windows tells me that it can't run the wizard because I haven't got a Network Adapter.

Still at a loss here...

I have emailed ASUS support as well, but no reply as of yet.

Thanks,
- Bjorn


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FYI, you cannot share the dial up connection using the router's nat feature. You nust use Windows Firewall & Internet Connection Sharing service along with 2 netcards in the computer that does the dialing.

Have you tried browsing the contents of the MB cdrom and installing the net drivers manually?

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Originally Posted by TonyT
FYI, you cannot share the dial up connection using the router's nat feature. You nust use Windows Firewall & Internet Connection Sharing service along with 2 netcards in the computer that does the dialing.

Have you tried browsing the contents of the MB cdrom and installing the net drivers manually?

Okay, thanks for the info. But even regardless of sharing the dial-up connection (we're getting ADSL broadband installed in 5 days anyway), I would still like to be able to run the network setup wizard, and at the very least to see my Network Adapter in the device manager, so I can use it.

And yes, I have browsed the contents of the MB CDROM and installed the net drivers manually as well as running the "install everything" program on the same CD. The installation goes well and no errors are reported. But no network adapter shows up in my device manager, and windows is still telling me that I haven't got a network card.

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If it is builtin to the motherboard you probably have to go into the Bios an enable it so Windows will see it.
The chipset drivers need to be installed also just in case you haven't done that.

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Originally Posted by maggie
If it is builtin to the motherboard you probably have to go into the Bios an enable it so Windows will see it.
The chipset drivers need to be installed also just in case you haven't done that.
Thank you. Like I wrote in my original post, I have enabled it in the BIOS, and installed the drivers.

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