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Need a new Ethernet Card After Installing XP

Installed XP and tried to connect DSL but the Ethernet card I think is too old for XP because in "System/Device Manager" there is a yellow exclamation mark. I tried to re-install the drivers but the computer looks for it but does not find the drivers. Therefore, I am assuming that I need to buy an Ethernet card that will work with this computer. I did run XP compatibility test but I do not remember which components were listed as incompatible. Do you know of an Ethernet card that will work in the Presario 5BW284 computer? Do you know of any issues or hardware that needs to be updated after installing XP? Want to add memory so do you know of any memory that works in this computer?

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You may not have ordered this PC with one.


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Here is the link from Dell on installing cards. http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim4500/replace.htm#1138309

Amazon sells these cards: http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&x=0&ref_=nb_sb_noss&y=0&field-keywords=PCI%20network%20card&url=search-alias%3Daps

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this is how to install a nic card (network adapter / network card)

Installing Network Card
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  • Find an available Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) slot on the motherboard and remove slot insert if one exists.
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    • Snugly, screw the card to the computer frame, but do not over tighten.
  • Close the computer case.
  • Plug your computer in and power it up.
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Welcome to once again Fixya support

According your problem it seems to be your try to install faulty Network card. So better is check with new good card.another possibility is some time pci slots fail to recognise a hardware, so try it with another pci slots of mother board.According to you onboard network card is dead, means motherboard fails to work when connect to a network,after successfull installation of network card also the possibility of motheboard not allow you to work with new network card ,same situation may arise,i am also managed same problems in several customer place while working as an computer hardware engineer.So try with new network card it may solve your problem


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