Using “TrendNet – USB to 10/100Mbps Adapter – TU-ET100C” on Windows 7

Background

When building a new computer, I usually like to have a USB Network Adapter.

This offsets the need to have the OS immediately recognize the in-built Network Adapters.

 

USB Network Adapter

Here is the particulars of the Network Adapter that I have:

  1. Vendor :- TRENDnet
  2. Product :- USB to 10/100Mbps Adapter
    TU-ET100C

 

OS Version

MS Windows

Device Manager

Let us access Device Manager and get information about the Device.

USB To LAN Converter

Here is the original screen.

otherdevices-usbtolanconverter

Explanation
  1. Other devices
    • USB To LAN Converter
      • We see the yellow warning signal

Device ID

When we right click on the device and choose the properties, here is what the device details  look like.

Device ID – Device description

The initial screen is the “Device description” property.

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Device ID – Hardware Ids

Please choose the “Hardware Ids” property.

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Explanation
  1. Property
    • Hardware Ids
      • USB\VID_07A6&PID_8511&REC_0101
      • USB\VID_07A6&PID_8511

MS Windows – v7

Vendor – TrendNet

For the product information, please visit here.

For the driver, please go here.

drivers-x32

Package Info

  • Filename: Driver_TU-ET100C.zip
  • Date :- 11/1/2007
  • Size :- 67 Kb

File List

The install files are packaged in a compressed file.  Please download and extract.

filelist

Explanation

The extracted file is NET8511.inf and NET8511.sys.

Installation

Please choose to install by right clicking on the inf file and choosing Install from the drop-down menu.

Textual

The INF file you selected does not support this method of installation.

Image

theinffiledoesnotsupportthismethofinstallation

Or you can try to do via Device Driver and choosing to update the Driver.

3rd Party Vendor

On a 64-bit computer, the driver from Trendnet does not work.

Using Device Manager, we took the step to get the Device’s ID.

Performed a Google search on the Device ID.

BTW, the Device ID again is:

  1. USB\VID_07A6&PID_8511
  2. USB\VID_07A6&PID_8511&REV_0101

Google Search

USB\VID_07A6&PID_8511

googlesearch

 

Explanation

Here are the web sites that came up

  1. devid.drp.su
USB\VID_07A6&PID_8511&REV_0101
googlesearch-v2
Explanation

Here are the web sites that came up

  1. members.driverguide.com

DriverPackSolution ( devid.drp.su )

Upon searching on the Device ID, we ended up here.

As someone already familiar with DriverPackSolution, knew I was in good hands.

Web Site
XP Drivers

Here are the XP Drivers

drivers-xp

 

Explanation

Here is a quick rundown of the supported OS and the Version #

  1. OS Version
    • XP ( x86 )
  2. Driver Version
    • 05/08/2007
      3.00.0508.2007
    • 04/04/2002
      1.02.2002.0404
  3. Device Type
    • LAN

Unfortunately, we do not have one for Version 7.  And, even the Version we have for XP is 32-bit.

Make sense as XP is mostly 32-bit.

But, stubbornly went with the 32-bit version.  As to the Version, whether Version 1 or 3, went with the later version.

Install
Welcome

installwizard

 

Completing

completing

 

Device Manager ( After)

With the Driver properly installed, let us go back and review the device in Device Manager.

Devices

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Explanation
  1. We see that the unrecognized USB Device is now properly identified as “Infineon ADM851X USB to Fast Ethernet MII Adapter“.

 

Devices – Driver

Tab – Driver

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Explanation
  1. Driver Date :- 2007-05-08
  2. Driver Version :- 3.0.508.2007

 

Driver File Details

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Explanation
  1. Name :- AD851X64.SYS
  2. Provider :- Infineon Technologies AG
  3. Driver Version :- 3.0.0301.2007

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