Ethernet Controller driver missing [Solved/Closed]

Reboot of XP home - cannot connect to dsl - missing driver - Dec 15, 2008 at 02:23 PM - Latest reply:  Joselyn
- Oct 19, 2009 at 02:51 AM
Hello,

I have recently had a virus. re-installed my windows xp application only to find out that I cannot connect to the internet due to " ethernet controller driver not found "??????? I have been trying to download drivers - etc for TWO WEEKS..PLEASE HELP!!

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All these replies urging us to go to a website and download an updated ethernet controller driver are useless because you can't even access the internet without the ethernet controller, unless you have a second PC already hooked up to work with the internet, then make a copy of the ethernet driver, and then copy it onto the original PC to get it acces the intenet. Most people may have to go to a computer repair store and ask if they can buy the ethernet controller driver for their OS and PC on a CD or flashdrive, or instead, but an external Ehternet controller device and connect it to your PC via USB.

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tell them like it is Tony, it doesn't make any sense if you can't get connected.
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I re-install my computer and Ethernet controller is missing, My computer is hp D530, and I'm using Window Xp professional
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I had the same problem, and I have been searching for some hours now, but I fix it on my laptop. The device seams to be an "atheros ar5005g". I have a Satellite A100 (PSAA2) and I installed the "Atheros Wireless LAN Adapter" from this page:

http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/wlan/?page=downloads

AND I UP AND RUNNING :-))))))))))))
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hi all I have the same problem too I got my ethernet controller driver missing after my windows xp installation..
my laptop model is TOSHIBA SATELLITE J12 but I cannot find the drivers in the toshiba website support can anyone help me with this?its the reason I cannot update my computer because it cant detect the ethernet connection...pls help me...
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If you have a usb connector you can use that.
Once its recognized as hardware to install you'll
be able to connect to the internet & look for your
drivers. I had a similar situation and was able to
find all xp drivers except the ethernet for gateway.
At the moment I don't need it though. It takes a
while to make it show up on your pc, but in your
case im sure you'll be fine trying that out
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Hello,

sir I want ethernet controller driver for acer aspire 4720z laptop.
please help me.
MY ACER ASPIRE 4530 ETHERNET AND NVIDIA VGA IS NOT INSTALL I NEED THE DRIVERS
vanillarustvanillarust - Jul 16, 2009 at 11:32 PM
I have an Acer 4720z. I have the same problem. No drivers for net controller anywhere. I even bought the so-called restore discs. They have no drivers on them. What a waste. I called ACER, they were so rude. My advice, throw it away and warn your friends. Acer is made by e machine. NEVER buy another.
xpcman 19393 Posts Wednesday October 8, 2008Registration dateContributorStatus October 21, 2018 Last seen - Dec 15, 2008 at 03:07 PM
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what brand and model computer?
latitude d400
Go to dell.com, scroll to bottom click on drivers and downloads. Click on model. Enter your model information. Download the driver under network and or communication.
acer aspire 5930g
i have install windows xp nd install the ethernet driver.But next day the lan is connect mean( lan conntivety )tho aha rahi hai magar jo kuch network pa hai wo nahi ah raha maen (the system is not ping my server and any other client and other client ping this system) so the resert the machine the ping is come nd network is fine n ok.
how can solve this problem
how can I get the ethernet driver for my hp d530 .please solved my problem
xpcman 19393 Posts Wednesday October 8, 2008Registration dateModeratorStatus October 21, 2018 Last seen - Aug 12, 2009 at 05:02 PM
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First find the web site for the motherboard manufacturer. You should find the drivers you need within the "support" tab.

Good Luck
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Hello
I have the Ethernet drivers for the following:

* Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
* This driver is when you missing the driver in you Acer Aspire 5610


http://support.euro.dell.com/...

ENJOY
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I have exactly the same problem as in original post. My model is Acer Aspire 4720z. Please help.
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I had to reinstall WinXP for a MPC D865GLC. I have a second computer in which to download the correct driver. Help greatly appreciated...
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thanks u
Harshavardhan - May 14, 2009 at 01:21 AM
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same problem here. my model is toshiba satellite a105. plz help me out!!!
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ethernet controller driver is missing. I have asus eee pc. where can I downlaod it? please help me if you can
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yes ive already tried that one sir but I cant install the ethernet controller stuff.. T_T
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If you have a usb connector cable you can use that.
Once its recognized as hardware to install you'll
be able to connect to the internet & look for your
drivers. I had a similar situation and was able to
find all xp drivers except the ethernet for gateway.
At the moment I don't need it though. It takes a
while to make it show up on your pc, but in your
case im sure you'll be fine trying that out
vanillarust - Jul 21, 2009 at 06:45 AM
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I ordered the "Recovery Discs" from Acer, then found out they don't recover. Acer doesn't put the drivers on. So much for recovery. Anyway, I got on another PC, download a copy of Black XP, installed and it's working just fine. Acer, Gateway and e-Machine are all made by the same companny. I'd suggest never buying any of their GARBAGE!! If you call, they are extremely rude and as long as they got your money, they're done with you!! No help whatsoever.
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i have a windows vista and all of a sudden my pc wont connect to the internet either I cant go online to download drivers because it wont connect to the internet its a compaq presario and its a vista
I have the same problem that you had. I have a Compaq Presario SR2010NX. I reformatted my HD and installed XP Pro SP2, and there is no ethernet controller, also PCI Controller, Video controller. Were you able to get the problem resolved, if so, please tell me what to do on this. TIA
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oh god.. I installed the window vista business... I got every driver but not the network controller device in device manager.. I downloaded the intel R5100 driver but the window said the wireless network adapter is not present... any idea guys???
beyondorange - Oct 12, 2009 at 07:15 AM
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Guys,

I did some digging, and the ethernet controller is not a device, there is an adapter (probably wireless) that needs a driver. Lavalys' program Everest will tell you who makes the wireless adapter in your pc. If you can figure out who makes the wireless adapter on your own just install the drivers for it. Remember an "ethernet controller" is not a device, it is a general useless description of a problem.
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