Network Controllers in Acer® Extensa
A network controller is a hardware tool that ensures the connectivity of a network-capable device with the network. It allows a computer to interact with other machines over a computer network. A network controller in Acer Extensa also provides access to a networking pattern with the help of MAC addresses. It comes with a computer or is embedded into the motherboard, router, expansion card, and printer device of the machine. A network controller in Acer® Extensa® allows you to connect to the Internet with or without the help of cables. It utilizes a polling technology in which the status of the machine is examined by the microprocessor.
- Problems with network controllers
- Causes of problems with network controllers
- Solutions for issues regarding network controllers
Problems with network controllers
One of the most common issues that a user can encounter while working on Acer® Extensa® is that the network controller stops working. In a similar situation, the network controller might display a yellow question mark next to the icon. Apart from this, a user might also face a situation where he or she gets the message, “Resource Conflict - PCI Network Controller on Motherboard Bus: 02, Device: 04, Function: 00. Press F1 to resume, F2 to Setup” is displayed during the BIOS memory test. In addition, there might be problems with the installation of drivers.
Causes of problems with network controllers
The reason for these problems may be computer viruses. The problems during the BIOS memory test can be the result of a limited set-up and non-existent IRQ settings. Moreover, the laptop has limited security, information, and main options. The incorrect installation of drivers takes place because a user runs the ‘setup.exe’ format within the file.
You need to install updated antivirus software that help in detecting and removing all viruses. Another solution to this problem is the reinstallation of the operating system. You can also solve this problem by downloading the right Ethernet controller driver from the Internet. Whenever, you face issues during the BIOS memory test, just press the ‘F2’ key to enter the startup menu. In addition, follow the specifications of your wireless LAN and disable the internal network adapter. In order to make sure that all drivers are installed correctly, go to ‘Device Manager’ and right-click on the error. Then, select ‘Install’ from the list and include this location in the search. Finally, browse to the folder where the driver was extracted.