Network Controller in HP Pavilion® Elite HPE-170t Desktop
What are the possible reasons for network controller not working in Pavilion Elite HPE-170t?
You need network to connect more than one computer in local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN) and metropolitan area network (MAN). For connecting in a network you require a network controller or network interface controller. Even using this network controller you can access Internet in LAN, WAN and MAN. Network Controller is used to enhance the networking facility which makes it easier to access the Internet.
What is a network controller and the possible reasons for network controller not working in HP Pavilion Elite HPE-170t desktop are as following:
- What is a network controller?
- What are the possible reasons for network controller not working in HP Pavilion Elite HPE-170t desktop?
- Tips to solve the network controller not working in HP Pavilion Elite HPE-170t desktop
What is a network controller?
Network controller is a hardware device that is used by the computer to communicate over the computer network. This device is used in both the OSI layer 1 that is physical layer and in layer 2 that is in data link layer as it provides physical access to the medium used for networking and also provides a low-level addressing system by using the MAC addresses. You can connect more than one computer either by using the cable or wirelessly. Now-a-days Ethernet cards, expansion cards are used as network controller which is connected to the motherboard through the PCI bus.
What are the possible reasons for network controller not working in HP Pavilion Elite HPE-170t desktop?
There are various reasons that may cause the malfunction of the network controller; like if the system is infected by the virus then your network controller may be infected causing the problem. If the driver is not installed or is missing then the network controller may not work at all. If the network adapter is disabled by some of the program then the network controller cannot work. If your Device Manager listed the network controller as unknown device due to some reason, then there is a possibility that the network controller may not work. There can be compatibility issue with the driver installed on the system which may be the reason that the network controller may not work.
To solve the issues of network controller, make sure that you have installed a correct driver for the same and make sure that it is compatible with the motherboard. If the network controller driver is infected by the virus then you have to scan to detect and remove the virus. Keep updating the drivers so that the network controller works properly.