Best Buy offers this great gadget B2B128 (made in China) by Belkin (California-based) that offers USB 3.0 PC-powered hub and Gigabit Ethernet for the latest ultrabooks that do not have Ethernet ports.
In the manual, and I think it was stated on the box, that the drivers are included with Win 8 and 8.1. IOW, plug and play. Only it didn't play.
Belkin support website offers a driver download. Thankfully it didn't warn away this 8.1 user by telling me I already have it.
Quick as a whistle, the .zip file was downloaded, taking up a little over half of the 4kb block it now owns. There must be a mistake. No driver worth its salt, even if it's compressed, is that small.
The clincher: there was a 2MB .rar file inside the .zip file. Windows OS extracts a .zip file out of the box, not some rare .rar. That was one hell of a compression and Belkin did not offer any utility to decompress the .rar file. I don't even know if Norton can scan a highly compressed file and determine it to be not a risk. Edit: actually, it saw the two zip and rar file and declared the two safe.
This is a time I wish I knew how to and I'm running a virtual sandbox to dump this imp into.