Why doesn’t my Plugable Ethertnet USB 2.0 Gigabite LAN driver show up under network devices? I downloaded it from plugable.com website. I have a Windows Vista system and it says the driver installation was successful.
Thanks for posting, sorry to hear your USB2-E1000 isn’t springing to action.
What is the status of the activity LED’s on either side of the ethernet port? If the device is working we should see a solid green “Link” light to indicate an active connection and a yellow “ACT” that indicates active traffic on the connection.
Since Windows XP and later systems should all auto-download the drivers when the device is first connected to the system, trying the device with another Windows PC that hasn’t “seen” the device before and seeing if the auto-install pops up can be a great way to quickly test for a defective unit.
Please let me know on the LED’s and/or whether another system detects the adapter and we’ll figure out where to go from there.
MCITP Enterprise Support Technician
No LEDs are lit on the adapter. Since there are no drivers for this device in the Device Manager I don’t expect it to work. Why isn’t the driver in the Device Manager if the installation completed without errors? I reinstalled many times.
Thanks for posting here too! I replied to your question at http://support.plugable.com/plugable/…
Do take a look at that.