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NETGEAR FA310TX Fast Ethernet Adapter

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  • W7 has not recognized my NETGEAR FA310TX Fast Ethernet Adapter network card, where can I find a working driver for it?
    Wednesday, May 13, 2009 12:47 PM

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  • The Windows 2000 driver worked fine with the FA310TX under Vista (32 bit). I suspect the same is true for Windows 7.

    The driver is available here.

    http://kb.netgear.com/app/products/model/a_id/2356


    If you're looking for 64 bit drivers, then it's time for a network card replacement.
    Wednesday, May 13, 2009 3:16 PM
  • Thanks, but unfortunatelly it doesn't work.
    Wednesday, May 13, 2009 4:40 PM
  • In what way doesn't it work? Does the driver installation program run and install properly but still end up functioning wrong, or does it not install at all?

    -Nick
    Tuesday, June 30, 2009 5:21 PM
  • under win 7 my problem is similar, Netgear Fa310TX latest drivers downloaded from netgear site, but installation is unsucessfull wherein the final message is "The required line is not found in the INF. ...

    please help.
    Sunday, July 19, 2009 3:15 PM
  • under win 7 my problem is similar, Netgear Fa310TX latest drivers downloaded from netgear site, but installation is unsucessfull wherein the final message is "The required line is not found in the INF. ...

    please help.

    Same here. I install the driver then it says Windows didn't properly install the hardware due to that same error.  "The Required line is not found in the INF."

    Has anyone found a work around or fix?  Maybe a third party software?  Netgear hasn't updated the software drivers for this card since winxp/2000.
    Thursday, July 30, 2009 11:57 PM
  • I got my Netgear FA310TX to work in Windows 7.

    The directions were for server 2003. Should work in Vista using this method too. You need two files and then do a manual driver install from device manager.
    Directions. They say this is a XP .inf.
    http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group [...] /message/1

    I got the file ngrpci.inf
    http://www.smartergeek.com/uploads [...] ngrpci.zip

    Join this yahoo group and in the files section find the file "ngrpci.sys"
    http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/WinSvr2003Help/
    I did not trust their copy of the .inf because it is larger than the smartergeek.com one and the poster has a hidden profile.
    Do whatever you want at your own risk.

    Tuesday, September 22, 2009 8:35 PM
  • A Vista/2008/Win7 Driver for Netgear FA310TX Network cards can be obtained here - http://palmergames.com/NETGEAR_FA310_By_ElgarL.zip
    Saturday, July 03, 2010 3:37 PM
  • I just installed 32-bit windows 7 on an older computer which had a netgear fa310tx card in it. i encountered the same problem with the drivers, "The required line is not found in the INF". i then tried the fa311/fa312 drivers (also on netgear's website) and they fit like a glove, son!

    1. download the drivers for the fa311 (v1 and v2 link to the same driver) http://support.netgear.com/app/products/model/a_id/2357

    2. go into the device manager, which likely has "ethernet controller" highlighted with a yellow panic exclamation triangle deal. right click "update driver"

    3. tell it you wanna pick from a list, select "network adapter", then click have disk int he bottom right corner (for no particular reason, the have disk button wont appear until you have selected 'network controller'). point it to the fa311 driver.

    4. select the driver. as always, tell it you dont care if the drivers digitally signed.

    5. Internets!!! (fee's may apply)

    congratulations, you have undermined the industry's 'planned obsolescence' business model and prolonged the life of your ethernet adapter for another iteration of windows. dudes in suits from redmond to taiwan are weepin' buckets.  you go girl!

    Thursday, March 08, 2012 11:53 AM