Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

How do I update my drivers on my asus a8n sli premium motherboard for networking with Vista 32 bit

Posted on 2009-04-08
13
Medium Priority
?
705 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-01
I have an Asus a8n -SLI premium motherboard.  I recently decided to upgrade to Vista home premium.  I had no problems installing Vista and it did not register any errors.  I then needed to update my drivers for Networking and Sound.  I searched Asus, Marvel and pretty much everywhere to find drivers for networking with Vista .  The closest I could find was this one from Marvel (10.66.4.3).  After updating the Yukon ethernet adapter, I still can not connect to the internet.  the best I have gotten is an unidentified network connection and a red X showing I could not connect to the internet.  I did manage to update the Realtek Sound adapter.  
My Question(s)-  
1.  Is there a Vista asus driver for my ethernet adapater for my Mobo which works?
2.  Is there a  software utility which can scan my drivers and find the appropriate driver updates for my operating system.  

This turned out to be much harder than I thought..

Thanks for your help !
0
Comment
Question by:eajcsys
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • +1
13 Comments
 
LVL 93

Expert Comment

by:nobus
ID: 24104801
normally, vista should provide the driver
is the network enabled in the bios?
you can also tets with another nic card
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:tankergoblin
ID: 24104873
you should look for the driver in the cd given to you.
try to look for the folder state vista in the cd
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:tankergoblin
ID: 24104884
when you bought your mother board??
is your NIC build in?
if you cannot find driver in the CD and online
then you can get a Network card.
now very cheap
with PCI network card you no need any driver,...
0
What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

 

Author Comment

by:eajcsys
ID: 24104906
Yes the network is enabled. I can plug a USB wireless device and reach the Internet. I have the cd for the mobo but it says the drivers are incompatible with vista.
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:tankergoblin
ID: 24105197
usb wireless adapter is difference to your build in NIC you need to install the driver before you can use it.
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:tankergoblin
ID: 24105229
what series is your motyherboard

0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:tankergoblin
ID: 24105255
try this site see you can find your desire driver or not
http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us
0
 
LVL 93

Expert Comment

by:nobus
ID: 24105569
did you try another NIC card ? and was the lan enabled in the bios ?
still no update
0
 

Author Comment

by:eajcsys
ID: 24108426
Networking is enabled in bios.  Looking to get my hands on a new  NIC card. New NIC card would mean circumventing my on board LAN chipset but may be only way.

Asus support site has drivers but not for ethernet (unless I am missing something, which is entirely possible).  My mobo is an asus a8n sli premium.
0
 
LVL 93

Expert Comment

by:nobus
ID: 24109066
then drivers are in the OS, as i said
0
 

Author Comment

by:eajcsys
ID: 24109171
Yes, but the drivers that are in the OS do not seem to be the proper drivers.  I have tried several of them and updated the adapter with them but none of them seem to work properly.  When I got the computer connected to the internet (via the usb wireless adapter mentioned above) a Microsoft process ran telling me my network drivers were not compatible and an alternative could not be found.
0
 
LVL 26

Accepted Solution

by:
souseran earned 2000 total points
ID: 24112073
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:eajcsys
ID: 31568825
That worked.   Not sure if my other comment will post, but I also redid my cables just to be sure they were not the problem.  Thank You Very Much.  I looked all over for the right drivers, so this really helped.
0

Featured Post

Veeam Task Manager for Hyper-V

Task Manager for Hyper-V provides critical information that allows you to monitor Hyper-V performance by displaying real-time views of CPU and memory at the individual VM-level, so you can quickly identify which VMs are using host resources.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

For many of us, the  holiday season kindles the natural urge to give back to our friends, family members and communities. While it's easy for friends to notice the impact of such deeds, understanding the contributions of businesses and enterprises i…
If you’re involved with your company’s wide area network (WAN), you’ve probably heard about SD-WANs. They’re the “boy wonder” of networking, ostensibly allowing companies to replace expensive MPLS lines with low-cost Internet access. But, are they …
The Task Scheduler is a powerful tool that is built into Windows. It allows you to schedule tasks (actions) on a recurring basis, such as hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, at log on, at startup, on idle, etc. This video Micro Tutorial is a brief intro…
Here's a very brief overview of the methods PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) offers for monitoring bandwidth, to help you decide which methods you´d like to investigate in more detail.  The methods are covered in more detail in o…

604 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