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11-02-2012 01:31 PM
I have a HP Pavilion P7-1054 and my RealtecNetwork Adapter will not work after installing Window 8, 64 bit. Have an error "Network Adapter is not Available" .
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11-02-2012 02:38 PM
There are two network devices
Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller which uses the inbox Windows 8 driver (onboard LAN)
- This is not a wireless device
hp 802.11b/g wireless network adapter
- This is your wireless adapter.
Which one is not working?
What driver version is loaded for the device that is not working? Is there an error code?
11-02-2012 04:52 PM
Both, neither the Wireless or Lan Connection would work. The Windows 8 update was applied that I downloaded from HP SP59442 and SP59333. Thanks for answering.
11-02-2012 05:56 PM
Try updating to the latest BIOS?
11-03-2012 08:51 AM
That didn't fix the problem. Thanks for the suggestion. I really don't know what else I can do. Sorry to say not smart enough I guess.
11-03-2012 10:37 AM
What's the Plug and Play ID of your Wireless LAN card?
Open Device Manager, Network adapter, right mouse click the Wireless adapter, select Properties, Details tab, from the Properties drop down menu, select Hardwareid:
11-03-2012 10:57 AM
Since neither the LAN or Wireless Adapter works here is the information:
Realtek PCIe FE Family Controler:
Hopr this helps.
11-03-2012 10:45 PM
The wireless LAN driver is on Windows Update. You can also download it from here.
As for the Realtek LAN driver, try installing this.
Choose the Windows 8 Auto Installation program
11-04-2012 04:24 PM - edited 11-04-2012 04:26 PM
Since none the things I have tried worked so far. I think I will just reinstall Windows 7 until I can figure out why the LAN and Wireless Adapters don't work in Windows 8. I may take the computer to Best Buy where I bought it and have them install Windows 8. Thanks for the help.
11-05-2012 08:02 AM
Well, I think I got the LAN Adapters to work. What I did was use the HP System Recovery and it loaded Windows 8, to my surprise, as I thought it would reload Windows 7 System into the computer. Since it just loaded the System and not the Applications when I checked this morning I had Internet and Email. So I think what happend is the ESet Internet Security did not turn off and this prevented upload of the drivers. So I thank you for your help, all is well. Now on to learn a new Operating System.