How to install the driver for a 1394 net adapter

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How to install the driver for a 1394 net adapter
A 1394 net adaptor can be used on either a laptop or desktop computer. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

The Ethernet 1394 net adaptor is a common Windows Internet link component for computers using an XP operating system. When the operating system is upgraded or reinstalled, the driver for the net adaptor will have to be reinstalled for the Internet connection to function properly.

Check Your Hardware

Make sure that your computer uses the 1394 net adaptor. Follow the path Start/Control Panel/ Network Connections. Right-click on the Local Area Connection, and select Properties. The net adaptor installed in your computer will be displayed next to the Connected Using label.

Factory Disk

Drivers can be restored most easily using a system restore disk. This disk is usually either provided by the manufacturer when the computer is purchased, or the user is prompted to create one when setting up the computer for the first time. This disk will automatically load all missing drivers when run in the computer.

Windows Support

Another option is to locate the driver by accessing the Windows support page. Use the Search bar to locate the driver file on the website, and download the appropriate driver to removable media. When you insert the media into your computer, select the file, and then follow the prompts to either Save/Run the driver or Install/Run to complete the installation.

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