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Recently upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate, but frustratingly i cannot detect my network.

Uninstalled and reinstalled drivers so many times, got a red x next to my network connections in my start bar. Everything in device manager saying the device is running fine. I've got an Intel 82566DC -2 Gigabit Network Connection.

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Paste the PCI\VEN string of your NIC into this website: and try the suggested driver.

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Thanks, how do i find out the PCI/VEN string? Sorry no idea about hardware problems lol – Wully Jan 8 '11 at 2:21
Click the start menu then type devmgmt.msc in the search field. Right click your network adapter and click properties. Click Details. From the drop-down list, pick Hardware Ids. Right click the first string and click Copy. Paste it into the website and click ok. – jman Jan 8 '11 at 2:47
I'll report back and let u know. Thanks! – Wully Jan 8 '11 at 3:18

I read that you've tried to uninstall/reinstall drivers, but have you tried the methods suggested on this page?

The only other thing I could think of is to do a clean install of Windows 7 and seeing if that would detect your network. Hope you find these suggestions helpful.

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Thanks for the quick reply. The thing is its not even detecting it at all, tried lots of diffrent drivers even tried uninstalling and letting windows install, still no luck. – Wully Jan 8 '11 at 1:26

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