network adaptor driver

Posted on 2007-09-28
Last Modified: 2013-12-01

i reinstalled xp onto a pcwhich is assembled one. after installing i got the network adapter 1394 net adaptor saying connected. but i cannot connect to internet or cannot connect to network orjoin to domain.

is it a driver problem.if so which driver i neeed to install.
please help
Question by:abhidarsh
    LVL 3

    Expert Comment

    1394 Network Adapter is your Firewire Adapter
    the Network Card Driver might not be installed yet.

    To confirm that it's installed you can check the device manager.

    more info on 1394 Network Adapter can be found at

    Author Comment

    then in device manager there are no network adaptors installeed. how do i know which adaptor to install and drivers for them.

    LVL 91

    Expert Comment

    try this :
    and check the model of the network card, then we can lookup the drivers
    if it is onboard, post the mobo model
    LVL 3

    Expert Comment

    Do you have any unknown devices in device manager?
    If you do not and you do not have any network adapter listed you might not have a network card in the box.

    This is a software which helpds you identify the unknown devices.
    LVL 23

    Accepted Solution

    How are you connecting to the internet?  If it is a wired ethernet connection, you must have a network adapter to plug the cable into.  If it is a wireless connection you will need an adapter of some kind.  Check your hardware with a diagnostic.  These hardware diagnostics are all free:
    If you have problems downloading, use the System Indformation proceedure :  Start-Programs-Accessories-System Tools-System Information. Click on "components" and highlight "problem devices". Any hardware device with a driver problem will be listed here. Make a note of the PNP Device ID line of the entry. It will contain a Vendor number and a Device number (VEN. . . . DEV. . . .)
    both four digits long.
    Look up those numbers here:

    This will tell you the manufacturer and the chip number.  First port of call is the manufacturer's website.  If no joy there, try a driver database like Driverguide:

    Good luck!!!

    Author Comment

    I got the drivers and working fine now

    Thanks all

    Can you close the question for me please

    Featured Post

    Network it in WD Red

    There's an industry-leading WD Red drive for every compatible NAS system to help fulfill your data storage needs. With drives up to 8TB, WD Red offers a wide array of solutions for customers looking to build the biggest, best-performing NAS storage solution.  

    Join & Write a Comment

    I use more than 1 computer in my office for various reasons. Multiple keyboards and mice take up more than just extra space, they make working a little more complicated. Using one mouse and keyboard for all of my computers makes life easier. This co…
    This is about my first experience with programming Arduino.
    Access reports are powerful and flexible. Learn how to create a query and then a grouped report using the wizard. Modify the report design after the wizard is done to make it look better. There will be another video to explain how to put the final p…
    This video gives you a great overview about bandwidth monitoring with SNMP and WMI with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor ( If you're looking for how to monitor bandwidth using netflow or packet s…

    728 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    17 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now