LAN Drivers included in Win XP or not ?

  Tinkey Winkey 10:02 09 Apr 2006

Attempting to format and reinstall a new version of Win XP on an emachine !

I do not have the original motherboard drivers but
have downloaded missing graphics, sound & chipset drivers from here

click here

I want to know is the LAN driver likely to be included in the chipset driver (it's only 1.3MB)or does Windows XP have it's own LAN driver that will work ?

  Tinkey Winkey 10:06 09 Apr 2006

The Chipset setup screen says it will enable Plug & Play INF support for Intel Chipsets Components.

Does that inc. the LAN Port driver ?

  Tinkey Winkey 10:10 09 Apr 2006

This is in the Readme File :

Will Enable the following:

- Core PCI and ISAPNP Services
- AGP Support
- IDE/ATA33/ATA66/ATA100 Storage Support
- SATA Storage Support
- USB Support
- Identification of Intel(R) chipset components in
the Device Manager

No mention of LAN ?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:25 09 Apr 2006

PC inventory takers :-
Belarc click here
SIW click here
SiSandra click here

one of the above will tell yu the type of network adptor fitted so you can then google for he drivers.

  Stuartli 11:30 09 Apr 2006

A visit to the motherboard manufacturer's website will/should certainly enable LAN drivers to be downloaded.

Alternatively they will be on the motherboard's CD-ROM, although perhaps the website will provide more up to date versions.

  Legolas 11:44 09 Apr 2006

In my experience it is unlikely that win xp will install drivers for the lan but if you find out the make/model of mb and go to their site you will be able to download all the drivers you need.

  Legolas 11:45 09 Apr 2006

Sorry Stuartli didnt read your reply correctly.

What mb do you have Tinkey Winkey

  Tinkey Winkey 13:01 09 Apr 2006

Mobo is Trigem Imperial as listed in the link above.

Fruit Bat /\0/The 10/100 LAn chip is the Realtek RTL8100(B)
Is this likely to be the correct driver?

click here

When I click on Software at the bottom of the page it takes me here

click here(L)

But lists drivers for RTL8139(A/B/C/D/8130)/810X PCI series instead of the RTL8100(B).

Can I still use it ?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:10 09 Apr 2006

Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC
are the ones you need.

click here

  Tinkey Winkey 13:22 09 Apr 2006


It seems to cover several versions including my own chip.

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