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Ethernet connection failure

My girlfriends dell 4600 dimenension desktop stopped
communicating with her verizon dsl network...the
network ethernet/usb connections are no longer existent..
so i made the mistake of buying her another refurbushed dell dimension 4600..same results..
in device manager the network and pci devices
are "yellow"..i.e...non functioning

anyway..is there an ethernet network card i can
purchase cheaply ?...so far..apparently haven't
found the right search wording

thnx..the bluer baron

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Hi,
so you had a 4600, and the network card stopped working. You bought another 4600, and that network card doesn't work either? That's pretty amazing. If you have to buy a network card, you should be able to find one really cheap at any store that sells computer equipment. Radio Shack, Best Buy, Staples, Office Depot, all of them should sell a PCI network card for about $30 or less. If you have a local computer shop, you can probably get one for about $10 or less. I'm guessing that you could get the integrated network adapters in the 4600's working with some work... it's up to you. Let me know.

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I think you just need to install the right drivers for the hardware:

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&ServiceTag=&SystemID=DIM_P4_4600&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=&impid=

Go to this link and it has all the drivers you need. If you need further help, let me help.

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