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Connection to Internet problem

Hi I have installed a new hard drive on my Compaq computer Presario with XP Windows Professional but I cannot get the internet to work, I am told I need some files to do this.

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  • Anonymous Sep 21, 2008

    I have just replaced my hard drive ,but computer will not connect to Internet......all others on network are fine

  • bonebone47 May 11, 2010

    JBD73: What do you mean "look for the driver". I cannot even determine which NIC is installed on this Dell. How do I find out what model of NIC is on the box? Its not showing up on the Hdwr list.



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You need to know what brand and model is your network interface card (nic). you need to look for the driver for this nic in order to function properly.

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