New Intel Desktop Board DH55HC cannot get Network Connection to work

I have a board I just bought and installed and happen to notice that on the "Mini Product Brief" it shows the board and Media Series. It then says for the......
Intel Core i7 and intel Core i5 processors on the LGA1156 package. Well I had put an i3 on it without thinking too much about it because I saw that people were buying them in a bundle. I do not know if this is relevant but I thought I would mention this.

I have installed 8 gb ram and have installed Windows Vista for Business SP1 64 bit but cannot seem to get the Network to connect. I have tried several cables and all I get is a green and yellow light. The OS does not recognize a connection to the internet and............more importantly

I cannot even see an adapter to configure. I went into the BIOS and everything there is showing enabled I believe correctly there. So I am not able to get the network connected or any kind of internet to update anything. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I could do. Please advise. Thank you.
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Gary CaseRetiredCommented:
The board also supports Socket 1156 Core i3's, so you're okay.   Here's the actual list of support CPUs for that board:  http://processormatch.intel.com/CompDB/SearchResult.aspx?BoardName=DH55HC

Have you installed the chipset drivers?    ... and the Intel Pro network drivers?   [They should both be on the support CD that came with the motherboard;  and are also available on Intel's download site for that board:  http://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&ProductFamily=Desktop+Boards&ProductLine=Intel%c2%ae+5+Series+Chipset+Boards&ProductProduct=Intel%c2%ae+Desktop+Board+DH55HC ].

Look in Device Manager and see what is still shown as "Unknown" ... that will let you know what drivers you're still missing.
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nobusCommented:
if you have unknown devices in device manager, you can use this precedure to identify them :

Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Information.
Now select  "Components" and highlight "Problem Devices".
All hardware devices with a driver problem will be listed here.
Make a note of the first line of the PNP Device ID line of the entry. It will show a Vendor number and a Device number (VENxxxxDEVxxxx) both four digits long.
Look up those numbers here:   http://www.pcidatabase.com/index.php

This will tell you the manufacturer and the chip number.  
Check the manufacturer's website first or google them - or post them here

If your LAN is running, you can also use windows update, or drivereasy (free) :  www.drivereasy.com
let it scan, then hit Get Drivers, it will list the drivers - you can google them, or let drivereasy do it
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Fletcher BurdineTableau Trainer & Consultant Sales Exec.Author Commented:
I started installing everything most looked like they were up to date. Then restarted.......something fixed it. I am sorry I do not know what. One of those steps worked thank you.
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