3DP Net: installing drivers for a network card without the Internet

3DP Net is a free application for installing suitable drivers for a network card on a computer without using the Internet. The program is used in cases where the necessary drivers are not available on the PC.

Some users got into situations when, after reinstalling Windows on a computer, the Internet does not work. At the same time, on the previous system, there were no problems with connecting to the network.

In the modern Windows 10 operating system, such problems rarely occur, because during installation the system detects the PC hardware and installs the necessary drivers on its own or downloads the missing ones from the network.

This problem occurs in Windows 7 and in Windows 8 when the Internet does not work on the computer after reinstalling the operating system. If the system database does not have a suitable driver for the network card, and the device does not have Internet, the task is seriously complicated.

After reinstalling Windows, there is no internet due to lack of drivers

The most likely reason is the lack of suitable drivers on the computer from the hardware responsible for accessing the Internet.

A simple solution to the problem: installing the necessary drivers for the network card by downloading them from the hardware manufacturer’s website. It is not possible to complete this task due to the lack of access to the network.

It turns out a vicious circle: you need to download drivers for the network card from the Internet, and then install them on your computer. But, this cannot be done due to the lack of the necessary driver, due to which the Internet does not work.

If the Internet disappeared in the OS after reinstallation, it is necessary to look for a way out of this situation. What are the methods to correct this situation?

Unfortunately, the option to create a backup copy of the drivers in advance was not considered by the user due to the fact that he did not know about such a possibility.

There are quite a few programs for automatic driver installation, for example, IObit Driver Booster , but in order to do their job, these applications need access to the Internet, from where they download the necessary drivers.

The offline driver installation option will help solve the problem. In this case, the missing drivers must be downloaded to the computer using another PC, because there is no Internet on this device now.

Most users do not know the network card model installed on this laptop or desktop PC. Therefore, the option to download a specific driver from the official website of the device manufacturer is no longer available.

Offline driver packages will come to the rescue, the most famous of which are DriverPack Solution and Snappy Driver Installer. The installation manager has a special assembly with a huge database of drivers that can be installed on a computer without the Internet.

To download the entire database of drivers, many gigabytes in size, you need another computer. The full offline package is transferred from another PC via a decent-sized portable drive (not every USB flash drive will do). For some users, this method is not suitable due to the inability to use another computer to download such an offline driver package.

It is in this situation that a specialized third-party software solution, 3DP Net, will help us. This application automatically detects missing drivers for your ethernet card and solves some driver-related problems on your PC.

3DP Net – what is this program

3DP Net is a separate tool of the 3DP Chip program, designed to search for and automatically install drivers for Windows. The utility contains most of the most popular drivers for network cards from different manufacturers.

3DP Net does not use the Internet to find and install missing drivers. All necessary network drivers are already collected in this application. You only need to download 3DP Net from the official website.

On the download page, select the link to one of the versions of the application: for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, or for Windows XP and Windows Vista. OS of both bitness is supported: 64-bit and 32-bit Windows.

Wait, you say – again I need another computer. You can use a mobile phone to download the program, the application file has a size of a little over 100 MB. Transfer the utility from your phone to your computer to install the drivers later.

The main features of the 3DP Net program:

  • Simple and clear interface in Russian.
  • The application does not need internet to work.
  • Automatic detection of LAN and WiFi adapters.
  • Driver backup and restore function.
  • Portable tool without installation on a computer.

If 3DP Net does not detect any problems with your Internet connection, the program will show you a message box informing you that you do not actually need to run this tool.

3DP Net is a portable application and does not modify any Windows registry entries. You can copy the program folder to any USB stick or other similar device to use when you need to quickly install missing drivers.

When dealing with problems with uninstalled drivers, 3DP Net identifies the Ethernet cards present on the PC and then provides you with the appropriate drivers for installation. The program compares the local version of the driver and the version of the 3DP Net driver, allows you to view versions and release dates of drivers.

In the process of using the program, the latest versions of the driver for the graphics adapter are not always installed on the device. The main task of 3DP Net is to solve the issue of Internet availability at a given time. You can update the drivers at any other time.

Unpacking drivers in 3DP Net

The installation process is quite simple, so even beginners will not experience difficulties.

Follow the steps to install the utility:

  1. Run the executable file of the 3DP Net program on the computer.
  2. In the window that opens, you must select a location for unpacking the drivers. By default, the root of the system drive “C:” is selected.
  3. Click on the “OK” button.
  4. The unpacking process is in progress.

Installing drivers for a network card in 3DP Net

The next step is to launch the 3DP Net program, with which you can find and install the new drivers needed to access the Internet. You can immediately use this tool for its intended purpose, or run the tool at any other convenient time.

The application is located on the PC in the “3DP Net” folder in the location specified during installation. By default, this is the local drive “C:”.

First open the “3DP Net” folder, then the “Net” folder, and in the folder with the version number of the program are all the files of this tool.

Run the program by double-clicking the left mouse button on the “3DP_Net” file.

The application window will open in the HOME tab, in which information is being loaded while the utility receives data about the computer hardware. In the “Driver” tab, you can create a backup (backup) of the driver or restore the driver from a backup created earlier.

After the utility has detected the network card, you need to click once on the device name to start the driver installation.

If there are two or more Ethernet cards on the PC, then a “+” button will appear to the right of the name of the network card, which you need to click on to view information about other cards on the computer. They may also require drivers to be installed.

Next, the driver is automatically installed using a wizard from a specific network equipment manufacturer.

After rebooting, the Internet should appear on your computer.

You can save the “3DP” folder in any place convenient for you, for example, on a USB flash drive, in order to use this application later, and possibly on another computer.

Article Conclusions

If the network card has stopped working on the computer, for example, the Internet has disappeared after reinstalling Windows, it is likely that there are problems with the drivers on the PC. A new network card driver must be installed on the computer, because this hardware is responsible for accessing the Internet.

You can solve the problem using the free 3DP Net program, which does not require the Internet to work. The application contains a large database of drivers for network cards that can be installed into the Windows operating system offline.

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