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Software driver websites

Posted on 11/03/2012 8:20:22 PM PDT by djf

Used to be that there were a handful of reliable websites out there where someone could find a driver for a device if he didn't have one.

Now, all the driver websites seem to be just teasers that want to prompt you to download and install some BS driver scanner software... yeah, like I just fell outa the plum tree yesterday...

So does anyone know of a good place to find drivers? The device I have is a 3Com 3C460B USB to Ethernet connector.

I need to use it because I bought a used UPS that needs an ethernet-usb connector to talk to my main desktop.

Thanks!


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1 posted on 11/03/2012 8:20:22 PM PDT by djf
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To: djf

Have you tried this one?

http://download.cnet.com/windows/


2 posted on 11/03/2012 8:25:50 PM PDT by carriage_hill ("0bummer's a towering figure" - even a Garden Gnome casts a long shadow at sunset.)
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To: djf

I googled this:

‘software driver 3c460b’

Several download sites showed up.


3 posted on 11/03/2012 8:27:31 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: djf

Scroll down to the drivers:

http://download.cnet.com/1770-20_4-0.html?tag=pfindersrch&searchtype=downloads&query=3Com+3C460B+USB+to+Ethernet+connector&filter=platform=Windows|&filterName=platform=Windows|

Any help?


4 posted on 11/03/2012 8:30:12 PM PDT by carriage_hill ("0bummer's a towering figure" - even a Garden Gnome casts a long shadow at sunset.)
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To: djf

Are you kidding me? There is a multitude of sources for driver updates. Were have you been for the last decade.

First try ... try filehippo


5 posted on 11/03/2012 8:32:02 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: carriage_hill

Thanks!
That one actually let me download a file. I’ll probably need it later to get the software for the UPS as well.


6 posted on 11/03/2012 8:33:15 PM PDT by djf (Political Science: Conservatives = govern-ment. Liberals = givin-me-it.)
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To: djf

Since you know the brand go there first. There are still some clearing house sites but I prefer to get drivers straight from the OEM.


7 posted on 11/03/2012 8:34:08 PM PDT by discostu (Not a part of anyone's well oiled machine.)
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To: discostu

Except HP bought out 3Com and there ain’t squat on the HP website for it...


8 posted on 11/03/2012 8:48:10 PM PDT by djf (Political Science: Conservatives = govern-ment. Liberals = givin-me-it.)
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To: djf

be careful about cnet...many of there files eventually don’t scan clean


9 posted on 11/03/2012 8:49:47 PM PDT by jwsea55
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To: djf

Sure enough, good ol HP always finding a way to screw up a good thing.


10 posted on 11/03/2012 8:51:32 PM PDT by discostu (Not a part of anyone's well oiled machine.)
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To: djf

first thing, find the website of the manufacturer and see if it’ll let you download one.

I have an HP printer and downloaded the driver on a few computers that way.

download.com or CNET I would be wary of but they’d be better than some anonymous site I never heard of before


11 posted on 11/03/2012 8:52:35 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: djf
Maybe easier buying new.

TrendNet USB to Ethernet

12 posted on 11/03/2012 8:57:51 PM PDT by jwsea55
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To: djf

there is a free program—Secunia—that checks your programs for current drivers and then will go download them for you.

As far as I kmow it does not put any malware on your computer.


13 posted on 11/03/2012 11:16:19 PM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk oMnly to me.)
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To: djf

http://driverzone.com

I never had a problem there.


14 posted on 11/04/2012 1:43:34 AM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: djf

Sure. Drivers.com used to be THE place to get ‘em, but it morphed over the years and became very commercial, annoying and confusing. There’s another good one, and after some coffee, maybe my brain will think of it...


15 posted on 11/04/2012 2:57:12 AM PST by carriage_hill ("0bummer's a towering figure" - even a Garden Gnome casts a long shadow at sunset.)
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To: jwsea55; djf

Always possible. Good advice, j. Be sure to have your anti-virus working, up-to-date and scan the file in a separate folder before opening/installing.


16 posted on 11/04/2012 3:01:32 AM PST by carriage_hill ("0bummer's a towering figure" - even a Garden Gnome casts a long shadow at sunset.)
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To: ShadowAce

tech ping


17 posted on 11/04/2012 4:20:55 AM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: djf
The cable you have needs to have the software from the UPS manufacturer installed. The "driver" for the cable will be installed with the software.

The cable is merely a feedback circuit from the PC to the UPS to manage the battery power and time remaining before shutdown.

Just go to the website of the manufacturer of the UPS and download the software for the device and operating system you have.

18 posted on 11/04/2012 5:44:22 AM PST by johncatl (...governs least, governs best.)
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To: djf

google drivereasy install it run it. some of the drivers may not work, if they are for a different MFG, an some may need to be manually installed, in general its a good one stop shop.


19 posted on 11/04/2012 7:05:43 AM PST by waynesa98
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