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Help with Lan

By josmel
Jul 30, 2007
  1. Hi All I need your help please. I have an Asus P4SGX-MX - ASUS motherboard with on board networking. Since i have reformatted Windows Xp Pro with
    SP 2 windows has not been able to find the onboard network card in the device manager. I did not receive any drivers on the motherboard disc for the LAN so therefore assume that windows had the driver for it. If the LAN is now not found at all in the device manager does this mean that my OB networking is ruined requiring me to buy a PCI card. Any help would be much appreciated.
    Cheers
     
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Go to www.asus.com, then click on support, then go to the search box and type in P4SGX-MX which will take you to the following: Download P4SGX-MX related files for download. Click there and you can scroll through the downloads available for that ASUS motherboard and download what you wish. Compare your motherboard date with the download dates, and download anything newer than your build.
     
  3. josmel

    josmel TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thx raybay for your quick response. I went to the web site as suggested but the only driver I could find was for a pci LAN not on board. I don't believe that a driver will help to fix the problem as windows does not recognize the LAN through the device manager. I cant install drivers for hardware that is not there. I hope this clarifies my problem a little clearer. Thanks again for your help anyway.
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,351   +622

    you're on the right track. the drivers should be on the vendor's site.
    have you tried searching drivers (on that site) using the pc model number?
    sometimes they're located in less than obvious locations (eg support->downloads)
     
  5. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    If you are in the USA, go to http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us
    your product is motherboards, your model is socket 478, search for your board number in select models and click on it. This will take you to the page with the different drivers for each version of Windows. Chose yours and it should download. Best bet is to save it and then install it.
    Hope this helps.
     
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