Solving network controller issues in HP rp5700
What is a network controller? State the reasons for the network controller not working in HP rp5700.
A network controller is a hardware device which acts as an interface between the user and the network. The network controller allows you to access the network in your HP rp5700. The device has a ROM chip which contains a unique number, the media access control address is burned into it. This address identifies the device uniquely on the LAN. The device provides physical access to a networking medium and provides low-level addressing system through the use of MAC addresses. This device is used to connect a number of users using either wired or wireless connection. At times you might face some issues with the network controller of your HP rp5700 system like poor or no network.
The following points are some of the reasons for the network controller not working properly in your HP rp5700 system:
- No IP address
- Connection issues
- Issues caused by malware
No IP address
The network controller must get an IP address from the router. If, it cannot find any IP address it cannot work with the network. The only solution for this issue is to assign an IP address to the network controller some way. You can manually assign an IP address to the network controller. You can use command prompt to find the IP address for your system. Then you need to open the network controller window in your system and type the IP address in the text box.
One of the possible reasons for your network controller not working properly might be a connection problem. You might not have fixed the controller properly. You need to fix the controller securely to the USB port. If the controller still does not work properly, then it is better to upgrade the controller.
When you are using the network for a long time, there is a high possibility for the network controller to get infected. The malware can easily attack your network controller and shall enter your HP rp5700. As the network controller gets affected, it will not work properly. It is better to use some firewall software when you use the network controller in your system. The firewall helps to prevent malwares from entering your network.