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Can"T connect to the internet

Network adapters not showing on device manager, & a yellow ? next to ethernet controller

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  • scoe49 Sep 30, 2008

    Thxs very much

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Sounds like you need the driver for your network device ( driver is the software that allows your computer to communicate with your hardware)

You can download the driver here: http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&releaseid=R35845&SystemID=DIM_PNT_P4_4300&servicetag=&os=WW1&osl=en&deviceid=2369&devlib=0&typecnt=0&vercnt=2&catid=-1&impid=-1&formatcnt=1&libid=5&fileid=40109

Somply download it and launch the download , it will setup and configure it for you. That should get you up and running!

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