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I cloned a PC and it turned out to be a different model so many of the drivers need to be reinstalled without internet access. Currently trying to get the Ethernet Controller device driver installed. My system info:

  • Model: Dell OptiPlex 7060
  • Type: x64
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-8700
  • BaseBoard Manufacturer: Dell Inc

Searching Dell's "Drivers & Downloads" page I'm presented with two options when I search for "ethernet":

  1. Aquantia 5G Network Addin Card Windows x64 Driver
  2. Intel I2xx/825xx Gigabit Ethernet Network Controller Driver

How can I determine which of these (if either) I need?

I am new-ish to the Windows operating system. Thank you for any advice.

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Download and install the "Gigabit Ethernet" one for your network card.

"Aquantia 5G Network" is a 5G (LTE) device and may be useful for WAN (Internet) connectivity, but "Intel Gigabit" is definately a physical network interface.

  • Thanks, I'll try this now. Are there any possible consequences to prepare for if it happens to be the wrong driver? Or are you actually certain that will work out? – A__ Jun 12 at 14:43
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    If it's the wrong one, just nothing will happen. – bjoster Jun 12 at 14:54
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    Thank you, that was it. I still have no internet but for other reasons, the ethernet driver is correctly installed now. – A__ Jun 12 at 15:04
  • Aquantia does indeed make 2.5G, 5G and 10G NICs. This doesn't sound like a WWAN card. – Michael Hampton Jun 12 at 15:57

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