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Onboard NIC I just did a fresh install of windows xp Pro and now it's not finding my onboard network card. When I hook it up to the router, it gives a solid and a blinking orange light.......please, please help. I've tried using the driver from dell. No help there. I can't even find the card on the list that windows gives you when you install new hardware.

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The Dell site should have the correct drivers for your PC. I notice on their page they have two different models, a NeXtreme and a 4401 integrated. You might have to try both.

NetXtreme
4401

Each of these have a contained installer to make it easy.

Posted on Jan 29, 2008

Actually the two drivers dell has posted on their site for this model don't work. There support wasn't able to point me in the direction of a driver that worked either. I ended up having to put a generic 10/100 PCI card in it, Windows XP detected it with no driver needed, problem solved for $15 bucks, a lot less headache. Dell is bad about not having proper working drivers for a lot of their hardware, or using 10 different ones in a given model and you have to try them all before you find one that works.

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