HP 10/100 BT PCI Lan Adapter Driver

By Saeed17
Jul 12, 2006
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  1. I have a ethernet port, I have checked everywhere for the driver but I can't find it, can any1 point me in the right direction pls? much appreciated.
    i think this is the ethernet details HP 10/100 BT PCI Lan
  2. Saeed17

    Saeed17 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

    actually the details are:
    nVIDIA nForce MCP Networking Adapter PCI
  3. Gars

    Gars TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 228

    check your right chipset model then get the right drivers from the nVidia drivers page

    MCP is coming from Media and Communications Processor
    theres no separate driver for the lan

    regards
  4. N3051M

    N3051M Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,800

    Is it a prebuilt machine? if so, go to its manufacture's website and download drivers from them.. if not and Gars' link doesnt help, download SIW or Everest Home, navigate to the network adaptor section and you should find a link to a webpage with some drivers for it. Your last option is to just use window's generic/self found drivers..
  5. Saeed17

    Saeed17 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Can't find it on nVidia's driver page checked there before, hewlett packards support website don't have it either and it doesnt display a website on SIW on the network adapter
  6. Saeed17

    Saeed17 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

    ah this is too confusing, i need a driver for my Ethernet Controller and SM Bus Controller whatever they are, i knw the ethernet sumfin to do with networking which i need as im plannin to network my pc - can some1 pls help me step by step?
  7. Saeed17

    Saeed17 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Regret what I first wrote
  8. Saeed17

    Saeed17 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

    my ethernet port is not working
  9. N3051M

    N3051M Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,800

  10. Saeed17

    Saeed17 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Im sorry, my sincere apologies go out to all
  11. N3051M

    N3051M Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,800

    Not a problem, just letting you know about common courtesy. Did the links i posted work?
     
  12. Saeed17

    Saeed17 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

    I've checked those links out before, they all point to the same driver, I have downloaded and tried to install it but the driver package does not have a windows xp version, alternativley I have tried to install the windows 2000 version, however the files are in not in exe format, in addition there are no instructions on how to install the driver.
  13. N3051M

    N3051M Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,800

    Extract the files onto a folder, then go to device manager and find your lan adaptor. click on update driver and point it to the folder that you extracted all the files to, or to the file with a .INF that relates to your version of windows..

    you may need to search through the google link if the driverguide links dont have the one you need.. maybe add windows xp into the search bar..
  14. Saeed17

    Saeed17 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Still didn't work, not having any luck with searching for the xp version
  15. N3051M

    N3051M Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,800

    One trick that may have been overlooked.. go to device manager and right click your ethernet adaptor>Update Driver. Make sure you're on the net and let windows update find its own drivers when that option comes up.

    If that fails, then you may have to just fork over $10 and get yourself a ethernet card from your local pc shop.. i'm having a hard time finding those drivers, unless someone else knows or if there is a compatible one somewhere on the net..
  16. Saeed17

    Saeed17 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Hmm I already tried that a couple of times, without any success. Didn't work, I think I might as well get another one then, anyway thank you all for giving up you're valuable time to help me.
  17. Don Ron

    Don Ron Newcomer, in training

    solution

    Saeed17,

    Today I had the exact same problem as you did (after a reinstall in my case). I googled it, that's how I ended up here. Unfortunately there was no solution here (though Gars did send you in the right direction. Wish I read his comment in the beginning, it would have been helpfull... I skipped it when I was reading this forum and only saw it just now comming back to write the solution for you) :( But the good news is I did finally solve the problem. The solution works as follows:

    The ethernet adapter is NOT a seperate device. It is integrated on the motherboard. So dont go looking for a driver for the network adapter, you need to install the driver for the motherboards chipset. Finding that out was the key. From there on it was downhill (sort of) I have a HP Pavillion (as do you I read) with a Nvidia nFORCE 220 chipset. You probably have the same since de ethernet device is listed as "nVIDIA nForce MCP Networking Adapter PCI". You had more to go on by the way, for some reason my system only said "10/100 BT networking device". Which narrows it down to about 10 million devices :)

    If you are not sure which motherboard (and thus chipset) you must go here, like I did: http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/support.html?pageDisplay=support
    Enter the product name of you PC (It probably shows on the front of your pc). In my case it is Pavilion t160.nl. In the following screen you click on "product information" there it says everything you want to know about you hardware.

    When you found out what chipset you have, you go to: http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp and click on "platform/nforce drivers". Like I said I have the nforce 220 chipset. So that's what I was looking for. I dont really like nvidia's site, it seems to be made by and for computer wizzards, not end users. The nforce 220 isn't listed anywhere (also couldnt find drivers for it using google). In an article on some other site I had to find out that nvidia makes a so called "Unified Driver Package" that includes drivers for a whole range of models such as the nFORCE 220/230/415/420/430 and more. Even after knowing this nvidia's site still doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me (you will know what I'm talking about when you see it, it gives the impression to only list recent models but i'm not sure about that... and I dont care actually) but I knew enough by then to make an educated guess and selected nforce 1/2, then selected my OS and downloaded it.

    This was on another computer ofcource since I use a router and I had no network connection. After transfering and installing the nvidia driver package the ethernet adapter (and some other devices ofcourse) worked better then ever before. I'm not sure all my devices work yet, I see some questionmarks in the windows device management list. But thats not a problem for today. First some sleep :) Hope this solves your problem as well. I think so.

    This was the last nerdy s**t I'm doing for the next 20 years.

    Later!
    Don

    PS I have no idea how the avarage pc user could have figured this out. So shame on you HP and NVIDIA! Things should have been A LOT more user-friendly by now. This area has hardly improved since my techy days in the 90-ies. This su**s. I'm not touching my PC for the next 10 years. I'll wait for the moment when my PC works as end-user friendly as the TV in my livingroom. By then I'll concider doing more than just opening MS Word and sending an e-mail. :)
  18. Saeed17

    Saeed17 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

    OMG!! Thank you so much, I spent so much time looking for this, I owe you big time mate! :) :grinthumb
  19. Don Ron

    Don Ron Newcomer, in training

    cool, I'm glad I made you happy :)
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