I'm in a bit of a catch 22. It appears that I need the internet to install Realtek, but I have no internet as a result of having no Realtek....
I uninstalled my realtek device in Programs and Features because my sound stopped working (after trying several things a forum told me to reinstall it). So I uninstalled it, and being the idiot I am, didn't realise that I wouldn't be able to reinstall it because it controls the internet and the internet is necessary to install the program. The network adapter 'intel®Wifi link 5100 AGN' appears to not work because 'Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) family PCI-E GBE NIC' doesn't (In the device manager, the 'network adapters' list of icons all have a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark in it, along with the 'Agere Systems HDA Modem#2' in the 'modems' section, and 'ENE CIR receiver' in the 'Human Interface devices' section). I usually connect to the internet via wireless and no networks are coming up as a result of this stuff. I've tried connecting an internet cable directly into the computer, but still no connection is coming up in the 'connect to a network' window, despite there being flashing lights where the cable connects.
Furthermore, obviously my sound doesn't work, and all of the USB ports don't work (all Universal Serial Bus controllers in device manager have the yellow triangle symbol too).
I've tried to download the realtek drivers on the computer I'm currently using and then transfer them using a CD, but all of their install files appear to need to access the internet to install (and the net doesn't work).
1. is it possible to get the Realtek software without the install file requiring the internet? all of the versions that I've tried haven't been direct from the realtek website, but none work. Am I just unable to find the correct file?
2. if not, is there a way that I can connect to the internet directly through the internet cable without the realtek program being installed so that I can install it?
3. If not, how the [bleep] do I install this thing?
Any help would be MUCH appreciated!