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

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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 !
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by:nobus
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normally, vista should provide the driver
is the network enabled in the bios?
you can also tets with another nic card
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by:tankergoblin
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you should look for the driver in the cd given to you.
try to look for the folder state vista in the cd
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by:tankergoblin
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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,...
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by:eajcsys
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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.
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by:tankergoblin
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usb wireless adapter is difference to your build in NIC you need to install the driver before you can use it.
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by:tankergoblin
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what series is your motyherboard

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by:tankergoblin
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try this site see you can find your desire driver or not
http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us
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by:nobus
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did you try another NIC card ? and was the lan enabled in the bios ?
still no update
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by:eajcsys
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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.
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then drivers are in the OS, as i said
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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.
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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.
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