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Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by spqr2007, May 17, 2014.

  1. spqr2007

    spqr2007 Well-Known Member

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    I have a home networking system consisting of 3 computers and using a "Sky" router connected by three "TPLink" Powerline adapters (which use the house wiring system to connect the computers)
    The system has worked well for years.

    However I recently re-installed Win 7 on one computer and now cannot connect to the internet on that computer?

    When I try to connect Windows informs me to "Install a driver for your Network Adapter" and that" Windows did not detect a properly installed network adapter. If you have a network adapter you will need to re-install the driver".

    Since the TP Link 411 is a simple "Plug and Play" device which routes the internet from the router to the computer I cannot understandthe need for the additional network adapter?

    Any assistance would be much appreciated.

    Cheers.
     
  2. Trouble

    Trouble Noob Whisperer

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    I suspect that windows is informing you that you don't have an actual working network interface card installed in your computer. Likely meaning that the re-installation of the operating system will require that you install the driver to support your various hardware.
     
  3. spqr2007

    spqr2007 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the response Trouble, The computer in question is a MEDION Akoya manufactured in Germany, who also provided the Win 7 software which I used when reinstalling Win 7. I am therefore at a loss to discover that they did not provide all the drivers necessary for complete reinstallation of all necessary hardware which was included in the original system!! I will persevere!!!
     

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