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For Windows XP CLICK HERE In Windows 7 the driver installs automatically I would suggest uninstalling all drivers for the network adapter then reboot and allow the system to find the NIC again. If this is Windows XP uninstall all drivers for the NIC, reboot, and install the above driver. If it is Windows 7 uninstall the drive, reboot and allow device manager to locate the driver itself.
You can go to the control panel and then to system icon ..click system icon and go to device manager..here you'll see a list of all hardware installed in the computer...go donw thw list till you get to network adapter...click this and it will tell you what adapter is in the unit
This dell should already have a network adapter already on it, there is a port on the back of the machine that looks like a BIG phone jack next to your USB and sound plugs.
If you are unable to get it to work even after it has been plugged into that jack then I would check to make sure that windows has the drivers installed to actually run the device. Go back into device manager and make sure that the yellow question mark where other devices is does not show a networking adapter, if it does it means the driver is not installed.
Also you may need to go into your bios (restart the computer and hit f2) and make sure the network adapter is enabled. usually under integrated peripherals
The yellow question mark shows a device that windows does not recognize what it is. You may need to install an upgraded driver for whatever you are using to access the internet and then recheck Device Manager. Good luck!
I need more info before I can help much. Try this if possible.
is the network adapter park of the motherboard or is a separate PCI card?
If you can remove the card, I would remove it and restart the pc. Then
turn off the computer and reinsert the card. Power the PC back up and
see if windows even detects a device added. If it does not, then the
card may be toast.
I will assume that your broadcom adapter is not showing up under Device Manager > Network Adapters. It will happen if the driver is not properly installed.
Look for "Other Devices" under Device Manager. Usually, it will show as Network Controller or Ethernet Controller. Right click that and select update driver. Make sure that you have the driver or file for that adapter. Once the driver is properly installed, it will be under Network Adapter with the correct name.
check your wireless adapter is on... the switch is on the front of your laptop and you should show a blue light when it's on, also go into device manager and see network adapters.. you should have 2 (the wire one built-in and your wireless network adapter.. if you only have one network adapter, check the front and see if the light indicating the status of your wireless network adapter is amber.. (if it's showing amber and you're sure it's in the on position you may have a motherboard problem and you may need to send the system back (I just had one of those with a compaq computer and since the item was within warranty the fixed in a week)
if your wireless adapter light is blue and you see your wireless adapter in device manager follow this instructions and you should be ok,
If you right-click the "unknown" device and select Update Driver, you can force windows to search for the correct driver, and then put in the CD or floppy that came with the network adapter, and tell Windows to look on that CD or floppy. If the installation process didn't work, this might.
The tech was incorrect - your network adapter is just not recognized by the system. If you install the correct drivers for your particular network adapter it should be recognized, which should then solve your problem. Search the Gateway website for network drivers for your particular desktop, and if the network adapter was added (not built into the computer) then determine the manufacturer and model of your network adapter, then search the manufacturer's website for the correct drivers.
Even easier, if you still have the original disks that came with your computer and/or network adapter, they should include the correct drivers.