Windows – Why won’t WIndows XP recognize the network adapter

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I have used Everest to determine that my network adapter is a RealTek RTL8139/810x Fast Ethernet Adapter and installed the appropriate driver. But I can't see any Local Area Connection in my Network Connections.

I Downloaded driver from here but installation doesn't make a LAN in My Network Connections

Best Answer

thanks to Psycogeek, here's step by step solution:

First in Start Menu right click on My Computer and click on Manage. At the left Tree View click on Device Manager. at the center Tree View on Other devices right click on your Ethernet adapter and click Uninstall.

after Uninstall at upper menu on Action Menu click on Scan for hardware change and when your Ethernet adapter recognized wait for windows prepare to install the driver.

at first page of installation click on no thanks(because you have no Internet Connection!) and Next after that click on Advanced and Next and then click on Don't Search and Next and at next page chose Network Adapter from list. and Next then Chose the Manufacturer of your Network Adapter and the Network Adapter type.and Next. If you see a message box click yes and wait for your driver to install and finally you have your driver :)