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  1. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro
       14 Jun 2016 #1

    Problem Connecting To Internet Via Ethernet


    Hello all,

    I've seen many forums with the same issues, but to no avail I still am experiencing the same problems.

    I was given my desktop about a week ago by my uncle, and I wiped it cleaned and installed Windows 10 Pro. I go to connect the Ethernet cable and it says "Network cable unplugged".

    I've tried updating the drivers, uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers, and even changing the duplex to 100 Mbps Full and Half.

    The network adapter is a Marvell Yukon 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller.

    Thanks.
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  2. Joined : Mar 2016
    Mojave Desert
    Posts : 28
    W10 Pro and W7 Pro
       14 Jun 2016 #2

    I haven't seen any W10 drivers for that adapter ( by googling ) and it originally came out in 2006 ( according to Marvell's support site ) so it's possible that it won't work with W10 or it could be that it just died. The newest driver I saw from Marvell was W8, did you find a W10 driver for it?
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  3.    15 Jun 2016 #3

    Hi there

    If you have a decent fast Wifi system available - my advice would be to get a USB wifi adapter --they are really cheap now and you'll have the latest driver too so you know it will work.

    If you go for a dual band one (ac protocol with 5 Ghz band) you can get a theoretical maximum speed of 433 Mib/s - more than fast enough for even direct streaming of 4K UHD movies !!!.

    I know it doesn't solve your immediate problem but these days decent wifi is perfectly fast enough and avoids messy cables !!!!.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro
       15 Jun 2016 #4

    CADesertRat said: View Post
    I haven't seen any W10 drivers for that adapter ( by googling ) and it originally came out in 2006 ( according to Marvell's support site ) so it's possible that it won't work with W10 or it could be that it just died. The newest driver I saw from Marvell was W8, did you find a W10 driver for it?
    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there

    If you have a decent fast Wifi system available - my advice would be to get a USB wifi adapter --they are really cheap now and you'll have the latest driver too so you know it will work.

    If you go for a dual band one (ac protocol with 5 Ghz band) you can get a theoretical maximum speed of 433 Mib/s - more than fast enough for even direct streaming of 4K UHD movies !!!.

    I know it doesn't solve your immediate problem but these days decent wifi is perfectly fast enough and avoids messy cables !!!!.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I couldn't find any W10 drivers. I tried using W8 drivers but it didn't work. I guess i'll have to fork some cash out for a usb wifi adapter.

    Any adapters you guys suggest?
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    PA, USA
    Posts : 462
    Windows 10 Pro (Mix of Builds) / Linux Mint
       15 Jun 2016 #5

    What occurred when you tried the W8 Drivers? Screenshot requested of device manager with network adapters expanded please.
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  6. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro
       15 Jun 2016 #6

    RWOne said: View Post
    What occurred when you tried the W8 Drivers? Screenshot requested of device manager with network adapters expanded please.
    It installed, no problems, but still won't budge.
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  7. Joined : Jul 2015
    PA, USA
    Posts : 462
    Windows 10 Pro (Mix of Builds) / Linux Mint
       15 Jun 2016 #7

    Thanks, and if opened, it says it is functioning correctly, yes?

    Things to try:

    1. Check other end of ethernet cable, that it is plugged in and to the correct device. If plugged in, move to different port on router or switch.

    2. Try a different ethernet cable, preference would be for one that is already working with another device on the network.

    Lastly, this is a desktop, is the ethernet port you are going into on the motherboard, or a add on network card? (Ensure it's in the correct lan port)

    After that, remotely, I'm not sure what else I could offer, the port itself may be out but I'm only at 90% for that determination.
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  8. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 216
    Windows 10 Home
       15 Jun 2016 #8

    You could try a free program like DriverMax or Snappy Driver Installer. I used DriverMax and had good luck with it. It found a Windows 7 driver for an old XP sound card. I tried two other driver programs that failed. I've read good things about Snappy Driver Installer but never tried it. You can read about it here. It is from the creator of the program.

    Snappy Driver Installer

    If you do decide to try DriverMax be carefull when installing. It can be bundled with adware. Read each screen very carefully and decline any toolbars or other adware they offer. It's a legitimate program, but sometimes bundle with adware. I've also installed a clean version with no adware. I guess it depends where it's download from.
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  9.    16 Jun 2016 #9

    TrustMe said: View Post
    You could try a free program like DriverMax or Snappy Driver Installer. I used DriverMax and had good luck with it. It found a Windows 7 driver for an old XP sound card. I tried two other driver programs that failed. I've read good things about Snappy Driver Installer but never tried it. You can read about it here. It is from the creator of the program.

    Snappy Driver Installer

    If you do decide to try DriverMax be carefull when installing. It can be bundled with adware. Read each screen very carefully and decline any toolbars or other adware they offer. It's a legitimate program, but sometimes bundle with adware. I've also installed a clean version with no adware. I guess it depends where it's download from.

    Hi there

    AVOID places like drivermax -- they are "Sneakerware". What they do is sucker you in and say we've foud a driver for you --but then you have to PAY to access that part of the site.

    The best way of looking for a driver is to go to the EVENT LOG

    In the windows devices -->properties etc

    Then the text gives you the hardware id and you can then search yourself. That's what those "Sneakerware sites" do anyway and charge you for stuff that's freely available.

    I'd still however be tempted to buy a wifi adapter --they work and will cost you probably no more than 15 USB for an acceptable one.

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    Cheers
    jimbo
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  10. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 216
    Windows 10 Home
       16 Jun 2016 #10

    Hi jimbo,

    i agree, most driver programs are sneakerware but DriverMax is free, if you are patience. You are allowed to download one free driver each day. It is also free to backup and restore your drivers. I have used it in the past when I have done a clean install.

    I know about hardware ID's but sometimes it seems impossible to find a driver that works. Like the old sound card I mentioned above. I upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7 and none of the drivers I found worked. I also tried "compatibility mode" but that didn't work either. I installed DriverMax and it happen to find the correct one.

    Cheers
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