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No connectivity to internet with ethernet controller.

I downloaded windows xp pro with service pack 2 in a dell optiplex gx280 170L and cannot find & download ethernet controller driver. The device manager says other devices: ethernet controller. I went to dell for the right driver, looking underneath "networks" (4) downloads still doesn't work. I am using an external wifi to get on internet. How do I find to the right driver to fix my problem?

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There is a software called driver genius which works great for all drivers i had issues with, considering that its a out of date pc you may want to try that software. it costs but theres also a trial. here is the link from dell for the drivers. its a broadcom nic card and i have this exact setup at work in our shipping department so these will work

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?os=WW1&osl=EN&catid=5&impid=-1&servicetag=&SystemID=PLX_GX280&hidos=WW1&hidlang=en&TabIndex=

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Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, August 07, 2009 09:35:16
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, August 08, 2009 09:35:16


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