Network Controller driver

shahnan Posts 2 Registration date Friday April 25, 2008 Status Member Last seen April 26, 2008 - Apr 26, 2008 at 02:33 AM
 me - Jul 23, 2010 at 08:09 PM
Dear all

Due to a virus problem, I have had to install windows (xp) on my laptop but in device manager under other devices the following item has yellow question marks:-

network controller

As network controller driver is missing I can't connect to the internet to download drivers directly from internet, though I do have access to the internet via another pc.

Can somebody please help me get my laptop back on the internet?

My computer details generated by EVEREST Home Edition is as follows :

--------[ Summary ]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack : Service Pack 2
DirectX : (DirectX 9.0c)

CPU Type :Mobile Intel Pentium 4M, 2200 MHz (22 x 100)
Motherboard Name :TOSHIBA DynaBook Satellite 1860
Motherboard Chipset :Intel Brookdale i845MP
System Memory :640 MB (DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type :Toshiba (01/30/03)
Communication Port :Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port :ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Video Adapter : Trident Video Accelerator CyberBlade-XP2 (32 MB)
Video Adapter :Trident Video Accelerator CyberBlade-XP2 (32 MB)
Monitor : Toshiba Internal 1024x768 Panel

Audio Adapter :Intel 82801CAM ICH3-M - AC'97 Audio Controller [B-1]

IDE Controller :Intel(R) 82801CAM Ultra ATA Storage Controller-248A
Floppy Drive :Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive :TOSHIBA MK3021GAS (30 GB, 4200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
Optical Drive :SONY DVD+RW DW-P50A
SMART Hard Disks Status : OK

Network Adapter : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection (

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.


6 replies

Write down the model of your computer, go to a friends, library or school with your jump drive and download it.

You can also download an universal network driver :

Take the jump drive home and install it from there.
download EVEREST Home Edition. expand the + next to devices in the left pane. click windows devices. Scroll down in the upper right pane and expand the + next to the question mark labeled "other devices". click on Network Controller. It should be highlighted blue. look in the lower right pane about 4 lines from the top there will be a line labeled "PCI Device". Go to and enter the service tag number from the bottom of your laptop and hit go. go to the list of drivers and expand the arrow labeled "Network". scroll down the list and find the driver for the device listed in EVEREST, download the driver, and viola. all fixed!!
Ok's the answers to all your questions. This will solve all your worries and you'll be back online once again.

1) First download and install the Intel Pro 100 Network Adapter software App (see link below)*%20XP%20Professional?=eng

2) Second download and install the INF for Intel Network Adapters. (see link below)

Once you reboot your system, you should be good to go and online once again.
Good luck.
Mike You are the MAN!!!!! OMG I searched and searched for an answer to my problem and now I'm all good... Thank you for the tip and link to the ethernet controller. I was at the IBM site for days trying to figure out which one would work. YES!!!!!! I have a dell latitude d500 that needed a wipe and reinstall everything except the ethernet drivers I was able to get from dell no problem. *sigh* I'm content to go to bed now after 2 days and 6 hours sleep.
Thank You!!!
You are a candidate for Hero of the Year! THis solved my problem and I am back up and running. Keep up the excellent advice for us lost souls.
MIKE, I have the same problem on network controller due to the virus problem. I have just sign in and see how helpful your are. Hope now my problem will end, but I have a problem on base system device, ethernet controller, PCI , Sm bus controller and video controller VGA compatible. All these has yellow exclamation mark(!). Pls help
HELLO mike,
i have the same problem with the internet connection
in the decive manager>other decvies>basics system decive, network controller, SM Bus controller
they are all marked with the yellow says that " the drivers for this device are not installed.(code28)"
i have just reinstalled the window Vista,,
i have tried with the driver CD it provided and it does not work
i have no idea what I should deal with it..really got a headache bcoz of it

since I have seen your post and the link above is for the XP version
i wanna know what download I should download in order to get online again..
hi mike, the first link u have given.. when I open it.. it shows that the download no longer available.. I tried one by one all of intel wirelless driver.. but I still couldnt find the right one.. can u help me plzz to find the exact download.. I m having this prob from last 4 days.. and trying to solve it.. thxx..
network controller for the WiFi card...for dell insp 8600...Intel (R) Pro/Wireless 2100 LAN miniPCI Adapter...

This took care of my problem

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In my case I had a (Drivers and Utilities) CD that I also had to install after the OS. Open it after downloading . Automatically it detects System Model "Latitude 610" and OS "Windows XP" then it lists all devices by drivers i.e. Audio Drivers; you require Network Drivers..
Select the US based "Dell_Wireless(US) WLAN Network Adaptor Card Rev:A04.
You would need to extract the compressed file.
Once again you have an automatic response from an InstallShield Wizard which installs and immediately notifies you of avail. networks (and wireless at that)
bender2002 Posts 18 Registration date Friday February 20, 2009 Status Member Last seen April 13, 2009 12
Feb 23, 2009 at 11:26 AM
just go to the intel site and search for Network Adapter : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection ( drivers
download them to a usb device, and istall fromt there.