How come my computer does not recognize the Ethernet connection on my motherboard?

by on December 18, 2012

Q: I recently built myself a respectable little gaming PC. It has a fancy mb which has its own built in WiFi card, which also comes with an external WiFi antenna. Since where I had to place my PC was so far away from our router, the download times for anything were very incredibly slow. So, I decided I wanted to get a nice long ethernet cable to plug into the PC for a good hardwire connection. Once I had done so, however, I noticed the motherboard didn’t recognize how it was supposed to use the ethernet plug. Some poking around lead me to believe that the drivers for the plug weren’t installed. Could you please point me towards where I could get the drivers for this? The motherboard is an Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition. Please note that I have no DVD drive right now, and that looking through the files of the DVD I got (On my crap-top) has led me to the conclusion that such drivers never existed there in the first place.


One Response to “How come my computer does not recognize the Ethernet connection on my motherboard?”
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    Drivers are almost always available on a hardware manufacturer’s website.

    http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM2/M2N32SLI_DeluxeWireless_Edition/#overview

    Click the Download Tab, select your OS and download/install/run the Asus Update Utility.