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a standard NIC driver that will work with any card?

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I formatted my computer at home and cant get online because i dont have the drivers for my board, can I download a standard lan driver that will work for my lan card while I search for my motherboard drivers at home? because i wont find out my motherboard model till i get home and while im at work i can download a lan driver that will work so i can at least get access to the internet when i get back.

Any help anyone?
thank you
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by:Callandor
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You will need the chipset and OS - for example, Realtek 8139 for WinXP.  Then you can search for it on http://members.driverguide.com/index.php

user: drivers
password: all
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by:tazzy_dude
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the driver is onboard so i dont really know any model of it the only thing i know is that its "sis" and thats all i recall for the driver. so is there nothing that will work for it unless i have the exact name and model?
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by:envoguecomputers
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This program will identify your network card and help you install the necessary drivers for it. Give it a shot!

http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Utilities/System_Analysis_Utilities/Lavalys_EVEREST_Home_Edition_Download.html

Just click on the download link!
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by:tazzy_dude
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ok thank you i will give it a shot but when i run it at home even if it gives me my name and model of the lan card i have i wont be online to download the driver for it :-( but thanks ive downloaded the program see if it helps me.
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by:Callandor
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Yes, you need the specific driver.  There is no generic one that will work for all NICs.
Everest will do the identification, but it might be a little problematic getting it on the system.  If you have a USB pen drive, you might be able to save it to that at work and then load it at home.
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Lenney97 earned 250 total points
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You can try the Sis website.  http://download.sis.com  My bet is the Sis900 & integrated SIS lan.  But you can dl all of them.  However the files are over 1.44MB so I hope you can get the drivers home.  Do you have a cd burner at work or a USB Storage drive?
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by:tazzy_dude
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yes that sounds like a good idea i have cd burner i'll do em all!

i'll let ya know how i get on

Thanks for the link
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by:envoguecomputers
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If you tell me what network card you have using that program I sent you, I can email you the drivers if you wish.
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by:freakyuno
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>If you tell me what network card you have using that program I sent you, I can email you the drivers if you wish.

I dont usually post in threads like this, but I'm seeing a trend develop on EE that I dont like at all.
Did you even read his whole question, not just skim it and throw something out there and hope for points, actually READ it?

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by:Dinq
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It's like when your phone goes out and you're supposed to call the phone company to report it and get it fixed.

(Yeah, I know, not helpful to the question but I couldn't resist)

Dinq
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by:envoguecomputers
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Freakyuno,

Of course I read the post... you sound jaded. Cool out!
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by:Callandor
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Using email to handle problems is against the Members Agreement (it confers an unfair advantage to the participant), but you are free to post suggestions or drivers on a publically available website.  This also provides a solution to people searching in the future.
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