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Is it possible to have a bad network card.if so would it do any good to try to reboot after uninstalling network card, then putting network card back in to see if computer would recognize. I have the yellow ? marks on the ethernet-driver device ect. can this only be a driver problem or could it be a card problem????

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Is it your wireless desktop card or your lan card ?
An yellow exclamation mark means the drivers are not installed .
Sometimes drivers that you install from the cd are corupted or not working .
Try uninstalling and reinstalling the device.
You can also download drivers dirrectly from the dell website if it is an lan card .
If it the wireless desktop card take the card out
Then download the drivers for the wireless card and reinstall that
Plug the card back and and follow the steps to configure the hardware
And as far as my knowledge goes it is a driver problem .

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Try to uninstall and re install driver first ..if the yellow symbol remains..then it might be the card problem...

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