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  1. #1
    JJJJJ
    Guest

    Default Ethernet Controller

    My new motherboard is installed and running well.
    But every boot XP finds new hardware ans wants to download software and then can't find any, for "Ethernet Controller"
    What is an EC and what software does it need?
    Jack

  2. #2
    CYaBro
    Guest

    Default Re: Ethernet Controller

    Does the motherboard have an onboard network card?

    The motherboard should have come with a driver CD that should autorun and list all the drivers for the motherboard that need to be installed.

  3. #3
    Graham L
    Guest

    Default Re: Ethernet Controller

    If you haven't got a network, just disable the Ethernet controller.

    If you had a network, you wouldn't have been asking, you would have known. ;-)

  4. #4
    Murray P
    Guest

    Default Re: Ethernet Controller

    If your on ADSL and connected to your router via ethernet cable, then you have a network.

    Murray P

  5. #5
    JJJJJ
    Guest

    Default Re: Ethernet Controller

    No network yet. But I do have a lan installed with m/b. but nothing connected to it.
    Jack

  6. #6
    Spout
    Guest

    Default Re: Ethernet Controller

    The term "Ethernet Controller" is simply another name for LAN (Local Area Network). Another name for basically the same this is NIC or Network Interface Card.

  7. #7
    Murray P
    Guest

    Default Re: Ethernet Controller

    As Graham has said, disable then. If you pop open your BIOS it'll be listed in there somwhere, possibly under advanced chipset features or sime such. It may be termed MAC interface, LAN, NIC, network or ethernet. Windows should stop trying to find it once you've done that.

    Murray P

  8. #8
    metla
    Guest

    Default Re: Ethernet Controller

    hmm....I would go against the advice offered so far and install it properly rather then disable it,next time it asks for drivers pop your motherboard cd in the drive and point the wizard in that direction.

    Does your new motherboard have dual lan by any chance?

  9. #9
    JJJJJ
    Guest

    Default Re: Ethernet Controller

    It's just got the one hole. Unfortunately I can't insert the disk. It doesn't work. I've asked for a new one.
    Jack

  10. #10
    metla
    Guest

    Default Re: Ethernet Controller

    Perfect time then to grab the most up to date drivers available for your motherboard,from the manufactures site.

    If the cd didn't work did you manage to load on any of the drivers?

    In the past when i have had driver disc's that wouldn't run the installion wizard i have always managed to load them on the old fashioned way,by pointing the windows install at the cd for each specific item.

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