Do you have a question? Post it now! No Registration Necessary. Now with pictures!
- Posted on
July 27, 2006, 9:11 am
rate this thread
LAN, I can`t get it to install or detect through windows xp I have the
driver cd that came with the motherboard but the Cicada don`t seem to be
on it, also windows is not detecting it as an unknowen device so I can`t
install it anyway.
Re: Driver for Cicada CIS8201 Onboard Gigabit LAN
"The Ethernet hardware consists of two parts: a PHY chip, and a
MAC chip. It's the MAC chip that requires the drivers. RTL8201x
is a PHY only chip which does NOT need any driver at all. If you
have RTL8201x in your computer system, there must be another MAC
chip in the system too. Most likely, the MAC chip is embedded in
the chipset. Please contact the board or computer provider to
find out which MAC chip is in your system and how to get the
drivers for it."
The MAC (media access controller) in your case is inside the Nvidia
chipset. So the driver will be part of chipset drivers or at least
have Nvidia's name on it.
For example, these are the contents of a 26MB Nvidia chipset driver
nVIDIA nForce3 Chipset Driver for Windows 2000/XP
Win2K ethernet NRM driver version 4.42 (WHQL)
WinXP ethernet NRM driver version 4.42 (WHQL)
Network management tools version 4.16
GART driver version 3.77 (WHQL) with updated uninstaller files
SMBus driver version 4.04 (WHQL) with updated uninstaller files
Installer version 4.31
Win2K IDE 2.6 driver version 4.46 (WHQL) with updated uninstaller files
WinXP IDE 2.6 driver version 4.46 (WHQL) with updated uninstaller files
The third item in the list is probably the component needed. Check
your BIOS in case there is an enable/disable in there.
- » Exasperating graphics problem, motherboard related?
- — Next thread in » Home-built Computers