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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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Internet both WLAN and ethernet


You will need to open up your network connections click start control panel network connections this may vary depending on your operating system look for local area connection if you see a Red

X or a yellow Exclamation or Question mark !?
you will need to update or install the driver or it could be firewalled.

If you are trying to connect through a modem/router the driver should have come with a disc provided by your ISP internet service provider or your motherboard disc

click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll to network adapters could see a yellow question / exclamation mark? ! or a red X right click install drivers

You only need to do the following if you cant install the driver

Make sure you Ethernet/internet is enabled in biosRestart your computer during the boot up process you will see on your screen a certain key to

press to enter set up (BIOS) usually the Delete or F2 key press and hold that key to enter bios using arrow keys scroll to intergrated peripherals.

Look for SiS On Chip Pci Device press enter scroll to SiS 10/100m press ENTER make sure its enabled

wifi
Most new laptops are equipped with all the components necessary to go online wirelessly to account for the increasing popularity of Wi-Fi Internet.

If you find that you are not able to connect to any wireless networks on a laptop, take a few basic troubleshooting steps on your own before having the laptop serviced.

In all likelihood, you will be able to restore your laptop's wireless functionality and be browsing Wi-Fi Internet in no time.

Enable the wireless card by pressing the radio button, typically located near the top of the keyboard.

Press the radio button until a light illuminates indicating that your wireless card has been enabled and is ready to go online wirelessly.

Test your connectivity once again; if there is still no wireless access, it is time to check for a possible issue with your wireless card.


Navigate to the computer's device manager by opening the "Start" menu and either clicking "Device Manager" from the "Control Panel" window or right-clicking "My Computer," clicking "Properties," and choosing "Device Manager" from the "Hardware" tab, depending on what version of operating system you use.


Look for the wireless card in the Device Manager by clicking the "+" next to "Network Adapters." If you see any item labeled "Wireless Card" or "Wireless Controller," check to see if it has a "?," "X," "!" placed over the name; if it does, you will need to update the software drivers for the wireless card. Contact the manufacturer of the computer for assistance.

Attempt to connect a wireless network other than your home network. Make sure you connect to a wireless network that you are legally allowed to use, such as a free public Wi-Fi hotspot, and that you are not illegally connecting to someone else's wireless network.

If you can connect to other Wi-Fi networks, the problem is likely isolated to your home network and you will need to troubleshoot that.

If you are still can't connect to any Wi-Fi networks after following the steps above, you may need to have the laptop serviced or have its wireless card replaced.

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Plug in the Ethernet cable to the PC, go to device manager via the control panel and your wireless network adaptor will show there (under other devices) with a yellow question mark next to it. Right click it and select update divers.

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you will have to open up your network connections click start control panel network connections this may vary depending on your operating system look for local area connection if you see a red x or a yellow exclamation or question mark you will need to update or install the driver or it could be firewalled
or you could click start control panel admiistation tools computer management device manager look for network adapters it might have a red X or yellow question exclamation ? ! mark if you see either of these right click to update driver if your computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it
make sure your modem/routers settings are correct ie:password user name,firewall settings to allow your internet to connect also test the lead/s whether usb or ethernet you might check your modem first to make sure that you are getting a connection
click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll down network adapters + expand Ethernet driver you might see a yellow question mark? This means you need to update the driver right click you will have options to update driver disable uninstall or select properties general you will have the options to troubleshoot or to update driver rollback or uninstall
a yellow? question mark means you need to install/update driver right click to install driver
last resort ring your ISP internet sevice provider get them to check your modem for internet access online
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What kind of computer do you have? The trick here is first to get the computer on the internet by finding out what kind of network card is installed on a internet connected computer do one of the following
1> If its a dell go to http://www.dell.com/support and click on download drivers enter your service tag number Download the network driver to a flash drive and install Connect to the internet and repeat the above process to install the other drivers.
Most manufacture websites will have a download page for the drivers but you can also google the make model and operating system drivers for example google acer aspire 1000 xp network driver.
if you post your make model and operating system I can help you better.

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Internet not connecting?


May be your Ethernet Controller is not installed. To confirm this, go to "Control Panel", click "System" from there look out for "Device Manager", click it, check "Network Adapter" to confirm if your Ethernet controller is installed or not. You might also see "Others", in the "Device manager" where you will find only components of your Laptop that are not installed with a yellow exclamation mark.

If you have confirmed that your network adapter is not installed, then you wil have to install the drivers.

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If you have windows Vista simply Right Click on the entry in device manager and choose Update driver (Requires working internet connection)

Else use the following drivers (Works on XP and vista)
ftp://ftp.us.dell.com/network/R64645.EXE

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Dell Ethernet Network Adapter not being recognised


i) Click on Start button ---->Select option Control Panel------>Select Network Connections----->
  a new window appears showing the "internet connections icon " Such as:

  Local Area Connection 1 or 2 or 3 and since you are not connected it will show this icon as:

eg1:  Local Area Connection 1 or 2 or 3
        Network Cable Unplugged, Firewalled
        VIA compatible Fast Ethernet  

        in this case u can download VIA network drivers....from internet..


                      or 

       eg2: Local Area Connection 1 or 2 or 3
       Network Cable Unplugged, Firewalled
       Realtek RTL8139 Family Fast Ethernet NIC

       in this u can download "Realtek RTL8139" network drivers.... from internet(which is showing              model no: RTL8139 through google search engine )


                                         (OR)


ii)        Click Start button ---->Select RUN option ----> type in the text box devmgmt.msc --->Select                Network Adapters....

           but this will show wheter ur network adapter or NIC is VIA or Realtek or......but does show the             correct Model NO: of VIA or Realtek....
  
            so i would suggest to follow the step (i)



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I had to reinstall windows xp. Now I cannot connect to the internet.


Make sure the driver of the Ethernet Card on your computer is installed. You check it under Device Manager

Right-click My Computer > Properties > Hardware Tab > Device Manager > Network Adapters (click the +). If you see Other Devices with yellow exclamations like Ethernet Controller, that's it. You need to run the Motherboard CD to automatically install the ethernet driver.

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