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    Ethernet Drivers?

    Just went to my mates house and set up her new Virgin broadband setup and installed an ethernet card and to ring up Virgin (after the CD failed to detect an ethernet card) and after numerous options (VERY good customer service i must say) i realised that the card was not recognised by the computer and the woman said that it must be because the system (Windows XP) had no ethernet drivers installed. I numbered it down to either the Sweex lc001 or the Sweez lc101. I looked up the site and downaloaded both drivers. I had brought the lc001 drivers up before but i hadn't the knowledge how to install these...the only .exe program said i could not install it on that version of windows...the other one has a REALTEK program, is this correct, is sweez owned by Realtek/provide the ethernet drivers? Just don't want to go to her house and find it to be the wrong drivers Probably a 'YES U NOOB' answer but be much appreciated
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    Re: Ethernet Drivers?

    you could also downloadthe manuals from the Sweex site and follow the instructions there.

    As the card is already installed and not recognised by Windows, you will need to remove it from Device Manager before scanning for changes to get the New Hardware Wizard up.

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    Re: Ethernet Drivers?

    The instructions are of no use They state that Windows XP should already have these drivers (which they mustn't) and then say to follow the Windows 98 steps if not...doing this it tells you that 'new hardware device' will come up and point to the CD when it says about installing the software, i have already right clicked the 'parallel device' (unknown device - presumably the Ethernet card) and tried to do it that way and it says no software could be found on that CD. Are you sayings that i should remove the 'unknown device - parallel device' from the device manager before trying to install it again?
    The network card has not been recognised in the first place yet, there is though an 'unknown device - parallel device' which i presume is it.

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    Re: Ethernet Drivers?

    Then the card is an LC101

    Windows already has drivers for the LC001 which is a 10/100 card. The LC101 is a gigabit card that windows does not have drivers for.

    Get the manual and have a look:
    http://www.sweex.com/documents/LC101...01_man_eng.pdf

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    Re: Ethernet Drivers?

    remember that there are only a limited number of companies making the silicon that powers these things

    most networking these days will be provided by a broadcom netextreme 2, realtek 8169, or marvell yukon 2.

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    Re: Ethernet Drivers?

    Cheers mate downloaded and installed the wrong one the first time then Have the drivers for this one here!

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