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?
Re: No connectivity to internet with ethernet controller.
There is a software called driver genius which works great for all drivers i had issues with, considering that its a out of date pc you may want to try that software.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
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Drivers can be found at this link: http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=&impid=&SystemID=PLX_PNT_P4_CEL_170L
However, you might want to consider the instructions below, as many people have had the same issue you're having with getting those drivers to work with Windows 7:
You may need to install the drivers in compatibility mode
for Windows XP
To run the driver installation program in compatibility mode Configure the driver installation program to run in Microsoft
Windows XP Service Pack 2 compatibility mode. To do this, follow these
1.Locate the executable file for the driver installation program.
2.Right-click the file, and then click
Properties. 3.In the PackageName Properties dialog box, click the
Compatibility tab. 4.Click to select the
Run this program in compatibility mode for check box, click Windows XP (Service Pack 2) in the
Run this program in compatibility mode for list, and then click
OK. 5.Double-click the executable file to start the installation program.