Conclusion On Windows Network Card - There are many issues regarding the network card or ethernet card of your computer.Network card allows any computer to be identified on the network.The content below throws a light on various problems of ethernet card & ways for resolving them.
I have a PC connected to an internet.It has a RealtekRT8029 network interface card installed in it.Initially, everything seems to be working alright, but since I have upgraded system’s RAM & other softwares,it is not detecting my ethernet card.How can I overcome from this hassle?
Possible reasons of network card not working properly
Many problems exist with the Computer’s LAN card or NIC (Network Interface Card).Few reasons are your system is not getting the associated LAN card driver, corrupted LAN card, devices are not auto-detected properly.
- It may be possible that your LAN card is corrupted.
- Automatic detection of devices while starting internet is another problem.If devices are not selected properly then error occurs.
- There can be some problem while installing network drivers.
- May be there is some error in the Windows networking setup.
Some of the ways of resolving above problems
- Choose to ping your machine with the machine that is working using an ipconfig command.This will tell you if your network connection is working efficiently or not.
- The conflict between the hardware & driver can be resolved by switching PCI slots.
- Windows networking setup problem can be fixed by disabling or removing network adapter.Unplug the adapter & plug it again.
Hardware problems with the ethernet card
When your network connection is unable to setup, the only possibility is that the Network Interface Card is not working properly.Here’s the way to fix it
- Select to ping a system using Ping program.
- Type ping 127.0.0.11
- Press “Enter”.
- You will see like this receive=0 sent=0 data lost=0%.This means connection is working.
- But if you are getting something else then there is an error.
Resolving network card problems in Windows XP
- It can be a possibility that you have installed, updated or new versions of software, which is making automatic detection of devices difficult on Windows XP.
- It can be a possibility that your device is not compatible with your network card.
Resolving network card problems in Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Leave the windows to auto detect the devices during installation.Do the same if you have purchased new NIC (Network Interface Card).
- With the earlier released versions of Windows 7,problem lies in the compatibility issue.Some versions of it are not compatible with the devices, resulting in improper functioning of system.To fix this problem,download patches provided by the windows & install it.