more help needed, LAN ? dual booting

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Sammy, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. Sammy

    Sammy Guest

    I have a Vista partition and a XP partiton on the same hard drive, I have two
    LAN connections on Vista, but none on XP. XP has two firewire connections, so
    I can't connect to the internet when using XP. What do I need to do so that I
    can get a LAN connection in XP.

    Malke said that I needed to install ethernet drivers. my questions are do I
    need to get LAN drivers from Asus , maker of my board. or Intel, the chipset
    maker. Is LAN drivers and ethernet drivers the same. I'm I correct to put
    them in an XP folder and install the drivers from there or do I need to
    install the drivers from Vista.

    My board came Asus 8800GTX and it has the Intel 775 chipset

    I found drivers for the Asus LAN that is for my board, ASUS P5N32-E SLI
    nVidia LAN RIS driver, it is for XP. Would this be the correct one.

    I'm not sure if I found the correct driver for Intel. I found one ethernet
    driver,but couldn't install it, because I didn't have some componet installed

    Any help appreciated.

    Sammy Draughn
    Sammy, Apr 20, 2008
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  2. Sammy

    Malke Guest

    Next time post to the same thread instead of creating a new one. That way
    the history of the conversation will be preserved.

    LAN stands for "Local Area Network". There is no such thing as a "LAN
    driver". You need drivers for the network adapter with which you want to
    connect to your Local Area Network - ethernet (cable) or wireless. You
    still didn't say how you are trying to connect. You also still didn't tell
    us if you have a Desktop or Laptop or anything about your computer (OEM or
    home-built?), which might make a difference in the answers you get.

    In any case, if your ethernet adapter is on your motherboard, you need the
    drivers for it. You need to install drivers for *all* your hardware and it
    sounds like you didn't do this. See below for general drivers information,
    which will tell you how to find and get drivers:

    Never get drivers from Windows Update. Get them from:

    1. The device mftr.'s website; OR
    2. The motherboard mftr.'s website if hardware is onboard; OR
    3. The OEM's website for your specific machine if you have an OEM computer
    (HP, Dell, Sony, etc.).

    Read the installation instructions on the website where you get the drivers.

    To find out what hardware is in your computer:

    1. Read any documentation you got when you bought the computer.
    2. If the computer is OEM, go to the OEM's website for your specific model
    machine and look at the specs (you'll be there to get the drivers anyway)
    3. Download, install and run a free system inventory program like Belarc
    Advisor or System Information for Windows. - Belarc Advisor - System Information for Windows

    Malke, Apr 20, 2008
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