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Yeah. The maximus V posts. But no internet connection detected after win 7 install.

fbm211
Level 7
I got the Max v yesterday and late last night I got everything together and finally got to see the new build post after waiting over a week.
A couple quick questions
I didn't have internet access. Does the LAN driver need to be installed first??
I've always had internet before after installing win7.
And of course I get the message that my win product key has expired so I need to activate win.
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Myk_SilentShado
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It's always best to install the proper drivers, rather than let Windows use generic crap drivers. So yep, you'll need to download the NIC drivers 🙂

Chino
Level 15
Although W7 includes a lot of different LAN drivers to ensure that you have internet access as soon as you installed Windows, they don't have every single driver. In your case, you'll need to download and install the LAN driver manually from the Asus website.

fbm211
Level 7
Well okay then but just how am I too do that with no internet access.
Sorry I couldn't resist.
But really, does the driver DVD have the drivers I need to get the LAN port working so I can activate win and then get all the updated drivers downloaded...I didn't get much further than installing windows and taking a quick look at the unfamiliar bios. I've upgraded from a p55 lynnfield so its all new to me.
And I noticed that the qvl doesn't list gskill trident X 2400 in the 8gig kit. Will a 8 gig 2x4 work.??
Maximus VII Apex
Intel i7 10700k @ 5GHZ
Custom Water Cooling
Patriot Viper Steel 4400 17-17-17-36-300-2t
GeForce RTX 2080 Hydro Copper
WD Black NVMe 750 500g
Seasonic Focus GX-850
Lian LI O11D XL
Dell S3220DF Monitor
Vanatoo T 0s speaker system
ROG mouse
Audio Technica ATH-AD 2000x headphones
AE-9 Sound Blaster

Myk_SilentShado
Level 15
Yes, though outdated you can still use the drivers on the DVD to get you started 🙂

feniks
Level 11
yeah, just point the device manager ethernet item to scan for drivers on the included DVD for only the LAN driver (not worth it to nstall the rest or all from it), it will be old but it works and will get you going for updated revisions from ASUS Support Downloads 😉
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