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Network problem

  1. #1


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8

    Network problem


    Hi everybody! I just installed OS 8 and I have a network problem...I don't see the LAN connection.I know you must install a driver,I installed it and LAN doesn't appear.If you don't know what I mean,I'' put some screenshots in Attachaments.Thank you!
    PS:I'm at a friend's home right now and sorry for my bad english !
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  2. #2


    Posts : 467
    Windows 8 Pro


    Error code 10 most often is caused by missing our invalid/corrupted drivers, have you tried uninstalling the current drivers, rebooting and then reinstalling from a fresh source ?, perhaps from the motherboard supplier for your machine.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Unfortunately, you did not identify the exact NetLink ethernet chipset but I can tell you that "some" Win 8 drivers are available (directly from Broadcom) as follows:

    Available for chipsets:
    5784, 5785, 57780, 57781, 57785, 57785x, 57788, 57790, 57791, 57795

    Not available for chipsets:
    4401, 5781, 5786, 5787, 5788, 5789 (nothing past Vista)

    Ethernet NIC Driver Downloads | Broadcom

    Good luck.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8


    And how can I know what Chipset I have?I have DEV_169b , but I don't find the correct driver,and I searched in Broadcom site...
    This is what I fount: Ethernet NIC NetLink Driver Downloads | Broadcom but I tried this driver and don't work.
    Can someone search the correct driver for me? When I arrive at a friend I can give you more details,I'm in an internet cafe right now...Thank you for replies!
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  5. #5


    For us to help you find the correct drivers for your PC, we need the exact make and modle number of your PC.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8


    I will give that details when I arrive at a friend,just tell me what you want to know.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8


    Ok,If i know right my Ethernet card is : Broadcom NetLink(TM) Gigabit Ethernet.
    PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_169B
    But I saw in my2cents's
    post some chipsets don't work,and I think I have 5787,and he said 5787 doesn't work on OS 8 or something like that.But he also said this chipset works only on Vista or below,and I had OS 7.So,I can have OS 8 with my chipset?
    Sorry for double post.
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  8. #8



    The Contemplator
    (1963-2013)
    Doncaster, UK
    Posts : 638
    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64


    You have the 5786 chip, see if the following driver works:

    32-bit Broadcom License Agreement | Broadcom

    64-bit Broadcom License Agreement | Broadcom
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  9. #9


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8


    OK ,thank you,I installed OS 7 right now to visit the forum,I install 8 right now and I'll return with a post if works.
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  10. #10



    The Contemplator
    (1963-2013)
    Doncaster, UK
    Posts : 638
    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64


    You're welcome. I hope that one of the drivers solves your problem.
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