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Finding Ethernet/Network Controller vendor/model when driver not installed

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I just bought a Lenovo Ideapad S110 netbook running on Windows 7 ultimate (32-bit) and I'm having trouble with the wireless network controller. It doesn't have a driver installed yet. When I let windows find the driver automatically on the web, it says I should find the driver myself if I know the manufacturer. The problem is I do not know the manufacturer and when I went ahead and checked on the device's properties, it only says:

Device type: Other

Manufacturer: Unknown

Location: PCI bus 2, device 0, function 0

Device status: The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)


Steps taken: I already went to the Lenovo support site and tried all of the given drivers (by trial and error) and none of them worked at all. I have contacted Lenovo and they suggested that I re-install the operating system because the OS was corrupted (the OS came with the netbook) and is causing the problem.

Is it really a problem with the OS? Or is it a hardware problem? I need your help.

(I'm not able to post a screenshot because the site says I have to earn my reputation around here :< ).

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@DaveRook, Unfortunately, I can't. I do not have access to a modem/ethernet connection. I use a 3G broadband network. :( –  Kyle Sanchez Jan 11 '13 at 9:34
    
That is correct. It is some sort of USB device that I plug into my computer. The adapters for Ethernet and Mobile Broadband are installed are not showing any problems. –  Kyle Sanchez Jan 11 '13 at 9:41
    
Yes, the USB device does have markings. It has the name of my network carrier on the front, and the name of the manufacturer of the device on the back (Huawei) along with some numbers which I assume to be it's serial number. But I assure you sir, this USB device and the network controller that I am talking about are completely unrelated. –  Kyle Sanchez Jan 11 '13 at 9:47
    
Have you checked the device and vendor ID? Look this answer for explanation how to find them –  nixda Jan 11 '13 at 10:04
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Friends! I cannot fully express my unbridled joy and everlasting gratitude for your assistance! After following your suggestions, I was able to find the correct driver for the netbook, I was also able to install it correctly, and finally, I was also able to do a connection test and it was a huge success! This particular Lenovo Ideapad was using the drivers for the Thinkpad series (weird). Again thank you very much! Now, my little brother will have a fully functional laptop he can use for school. A million thanks from me and my family. To : DaveRook , nixda , WilliamHilsum –  Kyle Sanchez Jan 11 '13 at 11:06

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Go back to the device properties and click on the Details tab.

Look for the "Hardware Ids" for the manufacturer.

Also work looking at Compatible IDs.

Ven then a number will show you the Vendor ID and dev will you the device ID.

You can type the values here to find out the vendor and ID of the device.

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Friends! I cannot fully express my unbridled joy and everlasting gratitude for your assistance! After following your suggestions, I was able to find the correct driver for the netbook, I was also able to install it correctly, and finally, I was also able to do a connection test and it was a huge success! This particular Lenovo Ideapad was using the drivers for the Thinkpad series (weird). Again thank you very much! Now, my little brother will have a fully functional laptop he can use for school. A million thanks from me and my family. To : DaveRook , nixda , WilliamHilsum –  Kyle Sanchez Jan 11 '13 at 11:02

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