USB 2.0 10/100 LAN Adaptor

Hi,

I have just purchased the above adaptor for my laptop that does not have a LAN port or media player as the item came with the driver on CD-ROM.

How do I find the appropriate driver online?
 

EndlessWaves

Distinguished Member
For something that old it's almost certainly already included in the normal driver repository of your OS. That is, it should automatically install an appropriate driver once you plug in the hardware.

Are you having problems with it?
 
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DavidG1

Active Member
Initially plug in the adaptor, windows may already have the adapter driver in its database. If not do a search on the name of the adapter to find the manufacturer's website support section where you should find a driver.
Alternatively plug in the adapter go to device manager and look for an unknown device
Right click and choose update driver and search windows update
If you post the name and model of the adapter we may be able to find it for you
 
Initially plug in the adaptor, windows may already have the adapter driver in its database. If not do a search on the name of the adapter to find the manufacturer's website support section where you should find a driver.
Alternatively plug in the adapter go to device manager and look for an unknown device
Right click and choose update driver and search windows update
If you post the name and model of the adapter we may be able to find it for you
Hi,
Have tried your suggestions with no luck.

it’s a generic dongle / adaptor in white with the part number 9700 printed on it.
 

DavidG1

Active Member
OK, go back to device manager, right click on the unknown device again this time
Click properties, details, in the drop down box choose hardware ID, right click and copy the string of letters numbers begining with PCI\VENxxxxxxxxx similar to the one shown in the image
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Google that string and it will give you a list of hardware manufacturers and driver finder/support sites. Be careful of the many sites that say they will find a driver, they are often littered with PUPs and malware.
 

DavidG1

Active Member
I suspect you have a corechips RD9700 USB-Ethernet adapter. I have uploaded for you what I think is the correct driver. If the forums administrators allow it, it will need unzipping. It is for windows 8 but should work for Windows 10. I have scanned it and it is free of viruses. Your only other alternative is to find someone with an optical drive and copy the drivers onto a USB flash drive
 

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Hi Guys,

Apologies for the slow reply. But it’s been one of those months!

I eventually found the USB3.0 LAN adaptor that I thought I had lost! Connected up and it worked effortlessly! So I ended up binning the USB2.0 adaptor for what it was.
 

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