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Rhine eternet Rhine adapter driver

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by woody, May 31, 2010.

  1. woody

    woody Flightless Bird

    I have 3 PC's connected to DSL through a modem feeding 3 PC's. Today one of
    my PC's had a major problem with Avast being disabled and it appears a
    nasty Virus or trojan may have zapped me. I run avast and spybot and
    spyblaster along with windows defender and keep them updated.
    I decided to wipe the c drive and reinstall windows XP.
    Everything went fine except I can't connect to the Internet to update.
    Looks like my Rhine 2 ethernet adapter is missing. I see a IEE 1394 but no
    ethernet. I looked on the MSI driver disk but had no luck.
    PC is 3MHZ AMD with 3 GB memory.
    Where are the Rhine ethernet drivers?
    I am pretty sure they were installed with the MSI drivers originally.
    TIA
     
  2. tango

    tango Flightless Bird

    woody <woody@owlnet.com> wrote in
    news:u0gFWGSALHA.3840@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl:

    > I have 3 PC's connected to DSL through a modem feeding 3 PC's. Today
    > one of my PC's had a major problem with Avast being disabled and it
    > appears a nasty Virus or trojan may have zapped me. I run avast and
    > spybot and spyblaster along with windows defender and keep them
    > updated. I decided to wipe the c drive and reinstall windows XP.
    > Everything went fine except I can't connect to the Internet to update.
    > Looks like my Rhine 2 ethernet adapter is missing. I see a IEE 1394
    > but no ethernet. I looked on the MSI driver disk but had no luck.
    > PC is 3MHZ AMD with 3 GB memory.
    > Where are the Rhine ethernet drivers?
    > I am pretty sure they were installed with the MSI drivers originally.
    > TIA
    >


    That should read from a modem feeding a Cisco router.
     
  3. Paul

    Paul Flightless Bird

    woody wrote:
    > I have 3 PC's connected to DSL through a modem feeding 3 PC's. Today one of
    > my PC's had a major problem with Avast being disabled and it appears a
    > nasty Virus or trojan may have zapped me. I run avast and spybot and
    > spyblaster along with windows defender and keep them updated.
    > I decided to wipe the c drive and reinstall windows XP.
    > Everything went fine except I can't connect to the Internet to update.
    > Looks like my Rhine 2 ethernet adapter is missing. I see a IEE 1394 but no
    > ethernet. I looked on the MSI driver disk but had no luck.
    > PC is 3MHZ AMD with 3 GB memory.
    > Where are the Rhine ethernet drivers?
    > I am pretty sure they were installed with the MSI drivers originally.
    > TIA


    That would likely be "VIA Rhine". It could be the Ethernet MAC
    logic block is inside the VIA Southbridge. So the driver would
    come from VIA. This is their download page. And I've selected
    the most likely menu items, to help you.

    http://www.via.com.tw/en/support/drivers.jsp

    "Microsoft Windows"

    "Windows XP"

    "Ethernet (Networking/LAN/WAN)"

    "VT8231, VT8233, VT8235, & VT8237 Integrated (Rhine & RhineII)"

    That would be one guess at a source of a driver. This is the file
    you should end up with.

    http://www.viaarena.com/Driver/via_rhine_ndis5_v384a.zip

    Ethernet looks like this, architecturally.

    Motherboard ---- MAC --- PHY --- Ethernet_Transformers --- RJ-45_connector

    Sometimes the MAC and PHY are inside a separate chip, and that chip is near the
    small IC-looking package containing transformers.

    In the case of something like VIA Rhine, the MAC may be inside the Southbridge,
    and the external chip in that case is just a PHY. The PHY would be near the
    transformers and the RJ-45 connector. Sometimes the transformers are in their
    own IC-like package and sometimes they're integrated into the Ethernet
    connector stack.

    Even if you use a program like Everest, Belarc Advisor, or the like, it
    may still be hard to figure out what chip you're looking for a driver
    for.

    If you unzip that "v384a" ZIP file, then go to the X86 folder (for 32 bit
    WinXP), then look in "FETNDIS.inf", there will be a list in there, of
    the hardware the driver is intended for. Down at the end of the file,
    you can see some identity strings.

    VT3106S.DeviceDesc = "VIA Rhine III Management Adapter"
    VT3106J.DeviceDesc = "VIA Rhine III Fast Ethernet Adapter"
    VT3065.DeviceDesc = "VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter"
    VT3043.DeviceDesc = "VIA VT86C100A Rhine Fast Ethernet Adapter"

    Looking in the setupapi.log file on my C: drive, from when I was using
    a VIA Rhine, this is the ID information for it. The driver version
    I was using, was 3.67, and a bit older than the 384a available for
    download now. I've since retired the motherboard, so I'm no longer
    using that chip for networking. (I replaced the motherboard with
    a different model.)

    PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3065

    "VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter"

    C:/WINDOWS\vnDrvBas\FETNDIS.inf\3.67\WINSETUP.EXE

    Actual install section: [VT3065.ndi.NT]

    Hope that helps,
    Paul
     
  4. tango

    tango Flightless Bird

    Paul <nospam@needed.com> wrote in news:hu1nms$c64$1@speranza.aioe.org:

    > woody wrote:
    >> I have 3 PC's connected to DSL through a modem feeding 3 PC's. Today
    >> one of my PC's had a major problem with Avast being disabled and it
    >> appears a nasty Virus or trojan may have zapped me. I run avast and
    >> spybot and spyblaster along with windows defender and keep them
    >> updated. I decided to wipe the c drive and reinstall windows XP.
    >> Everything went fine except I can't connect to the Internet to
    >> update. Looks like my Rhine 2 ethernet adapter is missing. I see a
    >> IEE 1394 but no ethernet. I looked on the MSI driver disk but had no
    >> luck. PC is 3MHZ AMD with 3 GB memory.
    >> Where are the Rhine ethernet drivers?
    >> I am pretty sure they were installed with the MSI drivers originally.
    >> TIA

    >
    > That would likely be "VIA Rhine". It could be the Ethernet MAC
    > logic block is inside the VIA Southbridge. So the driver would
    > come from VIA. This is their download page. And I've selected
    > the most likely menu items, to help you.
    >
    > http://www.via.com.tw/en/support/drivers.jsp
    >
    > "Microsoft Windows"
    >
    > "Windows XP"
    >
    > "Ethernet (Networking/LAN/WAN)"
    >
    > "VT8231, VT8233, VT8235, & VT8237 Integrated (Rhine & RhineII)"
    >
    > That would be one guess at a source of a driver. This is the file
    > you should end up with.
    >
    > http://www.viaarena.com/Driver/via_rhine_ndis5_v384a.zip
    >
    > Ethernet looks like this, architecturally.
    >
    > Motherboard ---- MAC --- PHY --- Ethernet_Transformers ---
    > RJ-45_connector
    >
    > Sometimes the MAC and PHY are inside a separate chip, and that chip is
    > near the small IC-looking package containing transformers.
    >
    > In the case of something like VIA Rhine, the MAC may be inside the
    > Southbridge, and the external chip in that case is just a PHY. The PHY
    > would be near the transformers and the RJ-45 connector. Sometimes the
    > transformers are in their own IC-like package and sometimes they're
    > integrated into the Ethernet connector stack.
    >
    > Even if you use a program like Everest, Belarc Advisor, or the like,
    > it may still be hard to figure out what chip you're looking for a
    > driver for.
    >
    > If you unzip that "v384a" ZIP file, then go to the X86 folder (for 32
    > bit WinXP), then look in "FETNDIS.inf", there will be a list in there,
    > of the hardware the driver is intended for. Down at the end of the
    > file, you can see some identity strings.
    >
    > VT3106S.DeviceDesc = "VIA Rhine III Management Adapter"
    > VT3106J.DeviceDesc = "VIA Rhine III Fast Ethernet Adapter"
    > VT3065.DeviceDesc = "VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter"
    > VT3043.DeviceDesc = "VIA VT86C100A Rhine Fast Ethernet Adapter"
    >
    > Looking in the setupapi.log file on my C: drive, from when I was using
    > a VIA Rhine, this is the ID information for it. The driver version
    > I was using, was 3.67, and a bit older than the 384a available for
    > download now. I've since retired the motherboard, so I'm no longer
    > using that chip for networking. (I replaced the motherboard with
    > a different model.)
    >
    > PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3065
    >
    > "VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter"
    >
    > C:/WINDOWS\vnDrvBas\FETNDIS.inf\3.67\WINSETUP.EXE
    >
    > Actual install section: [VT3065.ndi.NT]
    >
    > Hope that helps,
    > Paul
    >


    Thanks paul, I finally found the right MSI driver CD for the motherboard
    and all is well except for updating and adding all the goodies back.
     
  5. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    You'll want to either Reset or Reinstall that router, kid.

    tango wrote:
    > Paul <nospam@needed.com> wrote in news:hu1nms$c64$1@speranza.aioe.org:
    >
    >> woody wrote:
    >>> I have 3 PC's connected to DSL through a modem feeding 3 PC's. Today
    >>> one of my PC's had a major problem with Avast being disabled and it
    >>> appears a nasty Virus or trojan may have zapped me. I run avast and
    >>> spybot and spyblaster along with windows defender and keep them
    >>> updated. I decided to wipe the c drive and reinstall windows XP.
    >>> Everything went fine except I can't connect to the Internet to
    >>> update. Looks like my Rhine 2 ethernet adapter is missing. I see a
    >>> IEE 1394 but no ethernet. I looked on the MSI driver disk but had no
    >>> luck. PC is 3MHZ AMD with 3 GB memory.
    >>> Where are the Rhine ethernet drivers?
    >>> I am pretty sure they were installed with the MSI drivers originally.
    >>> TIA

    >>
    >> That would likely be "VIA Rhine". It could be the Ethernet MAC
    >> logic block is inside the VIA Southbridge. So the driver would
    >> come from VIA. This is their download page. And I've selected
    >> the most likely menu items, to help you.
    >>
    >> http://www.via.com.tw/en/support/drivers.jsp
    >>
    >> "Microsoft Windows"
    >>
    >> "Windows XP"
    >>
    >> "Ethernet (Networking/LAN/WAN)"
    >>
    >> "VT8231, VT8233, VT8235, & VT8237 Integrated (Rhine & RhineII)"
    >>
    >> That would be one guess at a source of a driver. This is the file
    >> you should end up with.
    >>
    >> http://www.viaarena.com/Driver/via_rhine_ndis5_v384a.zip
    >>
    >> Ethernet looks like this, architecturally.
    >>
    >> Motherboard ---- MAC --- PHY --- Ethernet_Transformers ---
    >> RJ-45_connector
    >>
    >> Sometimes the MAC and PHY are inside a separate chip, and that chip is
    >> near the small IC-looking package containing transformers.
    >>
    >> In the case of something like VIA Rhine, the MAC may be inside the
    >> Southbridge, and the external chip in that case is just a PHY. The PHY
    >> would be near the transformers and the RJ-45 connector. Sometimes the
    >> transformers are in their own IC-like package and sometimes they're
    >> integrated into the Ethernet connector stack.
    >>
    >> Even if you use a program like Everest, Belarc Advisor, or the like,
    >> it may still be hard to figure out what chip you're looking for a
    >> driver for.
    >>
    >> If you unzip that "v384a" ZIP file, then go to the X86 folder (for 32
    >> bit WinXP), then look in "FETNDIS.inf", there will be a list in there,
    >> of the hardware the driver is intended for. Down at the end of the
    >> file, you can see some identity strings.
    >>
    >> VT3106S.DeviceDesc = "VIA Rhine III Management Adapter"
    >> VT3106J.DeviceDesc = "VIA Rhine III Fast Ethernet Adapter"
    >> VT3065.DeviceDesc = "VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter"
    >> VT3043.DeviceDesc = "VIA VT86C100A Rhine Fast Ethernet Adapter"
    >>
    >> Looking in the setupapi.log file on my C: drive, from when I was using
    >> a VIA Rhine, this is the ID information for it. The driver version
    >> I was using, was 3.67, and a bit older than the 384a available for
    >> download now. I've since retired the motherboard, so I'm no longer
    >> using that chip for networking. (I replaced the motherboard with
    >> a different model.)
    >>
    >> PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3065
    >>
    >> "VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter"
    >>
    >> C:/WINDOWS\vnDrvBas\FETNDIS.inf\3.67\WINSETUP.EXE
    >>
    >> Actual install section: [VT3065.ndi.NT]
    >>
    >> Hope that helps,
    >> Paul
    >>

    >
    > Thanks paul, I finally found the right MSI driver CD for the motherboard
    > and all is well except for updating and adding all the goodies back.
     
  6. tango

    tango Flightless Bird

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in news:e#10HVUALHA.348
    @TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl:

    > You'll want to either Reset or Reinstall that router, kid.


    Really, that's the first thing I did. Then I noticed the rhine 2 ethernet
    didn't show up under networks. I could not initially find the MSI CD which
    came with the motherboard when I built the PC.
    Once I installed the correct ethernet driver, it immediately saw the router
    and worked.
    Seeing as how I am a 66 year old kid, you remind me of getting my ID
    checked when going into a club.
    I think I remember that?
    The other side of that is when the kids start calling you sir. :)
    Thanks for the response.
     
  7. choro

    choro Flightless Bird

    tango wrote:
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in news:e#10HVUALHA.348
    > @TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl:
    >
    >> You'll want to either Reset or Reinstall that router, kid.

    >
    > Really, that's the first thing I did. Then I noticed the rhine 2
    > ethernet didn't show up under networks. I could not initially find
    > the MSI CD which came with the motherboard when I built the PC.
    > Once I installed the correct ethernet driver, it immediately saw the
    > router and worked.
    > Seeing as how I am a 66 year old kid,


    Hey, stop bragging about your age son. I started getting interested in
    computers when I was about your age. And I have built over half a dozen
    computers and repaired more than that number since.
    --
    choro
    *****

    you remind me of getting my ID
    > checked when going into a club.
    > I think I remember that?
    > The other side of that is when the kids start calling you sir. :)
    > Thanks for the response.
     

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