Issue: When plugin in the Ethernet cable to computer would be not have a connection.
Reason: Ethernet driver is not installed, corrupted or out of date.
motherboard: Asus z97-AR
Intel CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K
operating system: Window 7
Go to device manager.
Under ‘Other devices’ the Ethernet Controller has a warning icon
In device manager right click on ‘Ethernet Controller’ then ‘Update Driver Software’ then ‘browse my computer for driver software’
Browse to the extracted folder ‘Intel_LAN_Win7-8-8-1_VER191510’ then click next
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# make a directory to mount the usb sudo mkdir /media/usb
# mount usb
# to grant permission to all when mounting add umask flag. For only root omit flag. sudo mount -o umask=000 /dev/sda1 /media/usb
# if error mount: unknown filesystem type 'exfat' sudo apt-get install exfat-fuse exfat-utils
# mount on every boot
# determine the partition/filesystem type for proc column sudo blkid /dev/sda*
# edit file sudo nano /etc/fstab
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/dev/mmcblk0p1 /boot vfat defaults 0 2
/dev/mmcblk0p2 / ext4 defaults,noatime 0 1
/dev/sda1 /media/usb exfat defaults
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