Windows 10: LAN doesn't work after upgrading 7 to 10 HP Proliant server Solved

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  1. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       10 Nov 2017 #11

    I had seen you were using dongle. It was my feeling that a replacement wired NIC would be faster and more reliable, especially for remote support.

    How are the client connecting to this server?


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  2. spapakons's Avatar
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       12 Nov 2017 #12

    This computer is not used as a server, but as my workstation. Of course I have a couple of folders shared so I can install drivers and utilities to other computers without the need of a flash drive, but normally only 1-2 other computers would connect to mine at any moment. So speed is not critical. I registered an Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and gained access to all server drivers. I downloaded latest official HP LAN driver for Windows Server 2008 (older than latest official Broadcom driver) but again didn't work. I would also download the BIOS and try updating it, but I needed some more access rights to download it, so I couldn't. I don't think I can do anything more with any driver. Maybe a BIOS update would work. However, if you have any more suggestions, I would like to know. Thank you.
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       12 Nov 2017 #13

    Simple question, Is the network hardware Fully compatible with Windows 10?, and has the manufacturer created specific drivers for it.

    Windows drivers that come from microsoft are not written by Microsoft, sometimes they have a generic type of driver that works with several manufacturers kit using the same chipset, but these may be a bit "Flakey" for serious use.

    As this is a Works system that is used for business, the suggestion I would give is to purchase a cheap ethernet card which is certified for use with Windows 10, as the cost of this would be far less than the cost of the time involved in getting the old set-up working

    We have to remember that there have been changes between the driver model between Windows 7, (server 2008), and Windows 10, there are enough similarities to allow things to work on occasion but this is not guaranteed
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  4. spapakons's Avatar
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       12 Nov 2017 #14

    The PC case is a cube, a little larger than the size of the DVD-ROM drive, not sure if there is any expansion slot to install another NIC card. However, since I can do my job flawlessly with the USB Wi-Fi dongle (router is 15m away and I have full signal), I don't mind.
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  5. bro67's Avatar
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       13 Nov 2017 #15

    Barman58 said: View Post
    Simple question, Is the network hardware Fully compatible with Windows 10?, and has the manufacturer created specific drivers for it.
    Windows drivers that come from microsoft are not written by Microsoft, sometimes they have a generic type of driver that works with several manufacturers kit using the same chipset, but these may be a bit "Flakey" for serious use.
    As this is a Works system that is used for business, the suggestion I would give is to purchase a cheap ethernet card which is certified for use with Windows 10, as the cost of this would be far less than the cost of the time involved in getting the old set-up working
    We have to remember that there have been changes between the driver model between Windows 7, (server 2008), and Windows 10, there are enough similarities to allow things to work on occasion but this is not guaranteed
    If you look it up, it is a EOL or device with Planned Obsolescence in mind. It should still be able to run Windows 7 or just put in a different Network card, specifically a Intel card and they would be up and running by now.
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  6. bro67's Avatar
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       13 Nov 2017 #16

    spapakons said: View Post
    The PC case is a cube, a little larger than the size of the DVD-ROM drive, not sure if there is any expansion slot to install another NIC card. However, since I can do my job flawlessly with the USB Wi-Fi dongle (router is 15m away and I have full signal), I don't mind.
    You have to remove the old card to put the new one in. You can get them pretty cheap these days on Amazon and Newegg. The Rosewell cards are pretty good and I have yet to have any issues with those.
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  7. spapakons's Avatar
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       13 Nov 2017 #17

    I haven't opened the case, but I think the card is onboard (on the motherboard), so I can only install a new card (if there is any available slot) or keep using the USB dongle. Last time I tried to force-install the latest HP driver for Server 2008 the computer would hang at the Windows logo with the spinning dots! I had to go back to the latest system restore point to resume. So I would rather not try any more drivers. I need a better and safer solution, such as chaning the NIC card. Thank you for your help.
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       13 Nov 2017 #18

    I will mark the thread solved, but if you have any new suggestions (other than drivers and chaning the card) you are welcome.
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  9. bro67's Avatar
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       14 Nov 2017 #19

    spapakons said: View Post
    I will mark the thread solved, but if you have any new suggestions (other than drivers and chaning the card) you are welcome.
    Yes the NIC is embedded, yes you can also disable it in the bios and put a half-height Intel card in that will work. You can get the Rosewell cards cheaper than the name brand. This is the Wiki on your computer. You really need to do the research instead of waiting for someone to come back and answer to give you the same answer over and over again. You think that one of us can just magically make the machine run a driver that is not available for your OS that you are running, is not going to work, especially for a machine that was made to run as a Server not for a desktop.

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       14 Nov 2017 #20

    I didn't wait something magic to happen. It could be a Windows service that I am not aware of. It could be some commands in powershell I don't know of. It could be anything. I have a large experience in desktop Windows versions, and PCs, but haven't worked with servers, so I may be missing something. Thank you for your help.
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