Thanks to you both. It would appear (from following Carlos's advice) that
what Colin suggests is most likely: that they've used a different chip on
this particular board. That's assuming that the Device Instance Path is
read directly from the chip.
I only queried it because I prefer to update my drivers direct from the
manufacturer rather than trust Windows Update. When I went to the Foxconn
website the only LAN drivers listed for my board were the Realtek ones.
I'll trust that, in this one instance, Windows Update has got it right.
"Carlos" <Carlos@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Rojo Habe,
> Here goes a good one.
> Go to Device Manager, click on Network Adapters, right click on your
> adapter and choose Properties,
> Go to the "Details" tab.
> On the dropdown list choose Device Instance Id (I am translating from
> Spanish into English so that may be a little different).
> Take note of the four alphanumeric characters after PCI\VEN_
> If it is 10EC it is Realtek.
> If it is not 10EC, search for it here:
> "Rojo Habe" wrote:
>> According to the Foxconn web site my motherboard (P9657AA) has a Realtek
>> Ethernet adapter, but Windows (Vista Ultimate) detects it as a Marvell
>> 88E8056. Do I have the wrong driver installed or is this adapter
>> manufactured by Realtek? It seems to be working OK.