Local Area Network (LAN) connection isnt showing up in connections

By mda13336
Dec 11, 2007
  1. Hi thanks for looking,
    I have just recently reinstalled windows. When I plug in the lan cable, no LAN connection comes up. I have never had this problem before and usually just doing this will allow me to have internet.
    Whats wrong? How can I fix?

  2. Fragrant Coit

    Fragrant Coit TS Maniac Posts: 579

    It needs a Driver. You'll need to visit the Motherboard Manufacturers website & download the driver for your model board.

    Before you go there, look in Device Manager {control panel / system /hardware} and see if anything else has an exclamation mark - they'll require drivers too!
  3. mda13336

    mda13336 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Awesome will give that a try. How do I find out what motherboard it is?
  4. Fragrant Coit

    Fragrant Coit TS Maniac Posts: 579

    Either rip the side off the Case and eyeball it, or use a tool like this:

    It'll tell you more about your PC than you ever wanted to know!
  5. mda13336

    mda13336 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Wow that PC wizard really is amazing! Thanks for that!!!!

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