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luke089
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thinkcentre 8095 ethernet driver wont work?

I have just recently had to re-install windows xp professional onto my thinkcentre m51 8095 pc and have needed to download the driver for the ethernet card. after i installed it and restarted my computer it doesn't work. Even after numerous restarts and re-installs (of the driver) the driver will not work. Can someone help me with this problem?

 

Moderator edit: Fixed model type, twice (fumbled it the first time!).

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Re: thinkcentre 8905 ethernet driver wont work?

Hi luke089, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!

 

Just checkin something: Lenovo driver installs often require two steps 1. Extract 2. Install. Are you doing both steps?

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MarshVegas
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Re: thinkcentre 8905 ethernet driver wont work?

Try updating the driver in the "Device Manager" and navigate to the extracted folder that has the new driver(s).

luke089
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Re: thinkcentre 8905 ethernet driver wont work?

I have downloaded the driver and run the exucutable file... Is that only extracting the files??? If so, where do i go to actually install the driver?

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Re: thinkcentre 8905 ethernet driver wont work?

luke089. also a welcome from me,

 

is your type number 8095 rather than 8905?

 

You'll usually always find installation instructions on Lenovo driver download pages. For the Broadcom ethernet driver installed in the M51, type 8095, the instructions are as follows;

 

If you have the Broadcom_4401, 10/100 Fast Ethernet Network Controller, detailed installation notes are available by opening the index.htm file in the following directory: C:\SWTOOLS\drivers\ethernet\Q3etn12US13\B44LENOVO735\Manuals


If you have the Broadcom_5789, 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Network Controller, detailed installation notes are available by opening the index.htm file in the following directory: C:\SWTOOLS\drivers\ethernet\Q3etn12US13\B57LENOVOdt946\Manuals\English

 

Hope this helps

Andy  

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Re: thinkcentre 8905 ethernet driver wont work?

This is how I installed drivers in XP:

 

Start/Control Panel/ System/Device Manager, expand network adapter and click the adapter and then Properties. Click Update Driver and then Browse and navigate to the downloaded folder that has the new drivers and click OK.

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Re: thinkcentre 8095 ethernet driver wont work?

 


@andyP wrote:

luke089. also a welcome from me,

 

is your type number 8095 rather than 8905?


Hi AndyP! I'm certain its 8095. My first attempt at editing the OP didn't take (late at night!), so I fixed it again. Thanks, bananaman.

 

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