Update Ethernet Controller Driver Windows 7 Reddit

Things like my lan driver, chipset drivers, usb drivers, etc - are all really outdated. Windows Update = push based - manufacturers send drivers to. Had Windows 7 because Windows update didn't provide many drivers,.

Message 1 of 22

‎04-14-201510:16 PM

Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

Hi there,

I have recently changed my windows 8 of my HP 14-b113au for a Windows 7 Ultimate 64x. I can't find a pack for the drivers regarding the network adapter.

Is there somehwere where I can get the drivers for the same machine but for windows 7?

Thanks in advance,

Message 2 of 22

‎04-14-201510:59 PM


WiFi 802.11b/g/n Qualcomm Atheros AR9485


Message 3 of 22

‎04-15-201504:22 PM

Hi Terminator,

Very eraly while opening the installation it crashed.

In the HP network drivers for Windows 8 for my machine (12-b113au) there are five drivers, two of them seemed to just be bluetooth drivers, 1st and 4th, but the other 3 (Qualcomm Atheros AR9000 Series Wireless LAN Driver for Microsoft Window//Ralink 802.11 Wireless LAN Adapter//Realtek Local Area Network (LAN) Driver) seemed to be releveant.

I tried downloading them myself from differnet sites, with little success. Is the link you passed me a pach for the three? Which ones are essential for internet and wifi to work? (no interested in bluetooth or other funcy programs)

Details of the crash are here:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: sp64676.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 3b8d5d29
Fault Module Name: StackHash_0298
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 7263694d
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 0298
Additional Information 2: 0298a9896d3e0c0554991b4885c17c51
Additional Information 3: f766
Additional Information 4: f766f9435fad4f993e77cc32998eedb8

Thank you

Message 4 of 22

‎04-15-201504:38 PM


Ifpossibleattachthe following information (you can use atxtfile)

Control panel, system and security, system, device manager, right click on properties, adds hardware IDs


Message 5 of 22

‎04-15-201505:14 PM


As I don't have a ' Base system device' icon such as yours, I've decided to show you all the exclamation icons (some of them probably due to other drivers I still need to install). Regardless, I will need to clear such driver issues too, so if we can solve the other ones on the way, better.

-- Network adapter

'exclamation icon' - 802.11n Wireless LAN Card


Update Ethernet Controller Driver Windows 7 Reddit Download

NOTE: this one was not present when I merely installed windows 7 ultimate, but after trying to install several drivers packages (which I have eliminated now) now the systems seems to recognize this (hopefully correctly).

--Other Devices

- Ethernet controller


-PCI Device


-SM Bus Controller


-Universal Serial Bus controller


NOTE: only one of my usb seems to be working

-Unknow device


Hope this helps. As you can see there is work to do. Thats why I am a little bit desperate to find a place with all windows 7 drivers..


Message 6 of 22

‎04-15-201505:23 PM

you're right, the pictureis just an example.

Update Ethernet Controller Driver Windows 7 Reddit Free

OK, the first (yourconfirmedif it works)

Ralink 802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN Adapter Driver

In the next postaddedthe rest of thedrivers

Message 7 of 22

‎04-15-201505:40 PM

Ethernet controller


PCI Device

SM Bus (AMD Chipset Drivers 48 MB Omega (14.12) 12/9/2014 Windows 8.1 / Windows 7 (32-bit & 64-bit)


If the amd chipset driver doesn't install the USB 3.0: Install:

AMD USB Filter Driver
AMD USB 3.0 Driver

Update Ethernet Controller Driver Windows 7 Reddit



Message 8 of 22

‎04-15-201505:47 PM

Ok, let deal with the network problem first (so that I don't need to go up and down with usbs and files)

While installing, somewhere half way:

Program Compatibility Assistant:

This program might not have installed correctly

If this program didn't install correctly, try reinstalling using seeting that are compatible with this version of Windows.

Tried reinstalling with recommendes setting, nothing.

Message 9 of 22

‎04-15-201506:33 PM

Uninstalleverythingiswifiinadd or removeprogarmas, QualcommAtheros,etc

Message 10 of 22

‎04-15-201506:37 PM

Done, I kept uninstalling after every failure, nothing is there (except Microsfot visual C++ and Win rar

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Posted by1 year ago

How do you manage your drivers?

I usually let Windows download and manage my drivers for every device, minus my GPU. I recently came across an open source driver manager called Snappy Driver that I've seen recommended quite a lot.

I downloaded the app to see if I had any old and outdated drivers, but also to see how well Windows driver update is. I was quite surprised to see quite a lot of drivers are outdated and the application provides the newer versions.

Things like my lan driver, chipset drivers, usb drivers, etc - are all really outdated. For instance, Microsoft installed chipset drivers from 2006, while Snappy Driver recommends drivers from 2017.

With all that said, do you let Microsoft handle drivers, or do you always look for the latest drivers? Wondering if I should let Snappy update all my drivers for me.

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