Question about Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop
Welcome to Fixya
If your DSL modem is using ehternet cable (LAN cable) as its primary connection. All you need to do is to plug in the ethernet cable at the back of your computer then you are good to go. Please see picture below.
Thank you for using Fixya!
Posted on May 20, 2011
I see you have access to another computer, that's a good thing.
I am providing you with the link to the Dell support page for the optiplex gx260.
If you go on the site using this link, then all you will need to do is scroll down to where it says network.
Click on it and there is a list of several different pieces of software, some are utilities, but the one you need says 3Com Driver.
It's like the second or third item on the list.
This is the driver for your onboard ethernet adapter.
Download this to a flash drive, then take the drive and hook it into the gx260 and install the driver.
If you can do that, then you will have your internet working once again.
Here is the link:
Now, there is also another way that might work as well, in cas you can't do that.
Open your control panel, and select system.
Next, select the tab that says hardware.
Then select device manager.
Once you have device manager open, go to network adapters, and there should be your onboard nic adapter listed, maybe as unknown device with a question mark, or maybe it's listed with an exclamation mark beside it.
Double click on it, and it will pop up a properties box for it.
Select update driver.
It will ask if you want to connect to the net, which of course you will select no.
Next, it will ask if you want it to automatically install the driver, and once again select no.
Next, select that you will choose the driver for it, (advanced) selection.
Next, it will list probable compatible drivers for your nic.
If it list one that says something like 3com 905, then select that one,this will only be there if there is a checkmark in the box that says show compatible devices.
If it's not there, then uncheck the box.
This should bring up a list of all the different types of devices that can be attached to a computer.
Select network adapters from that list.
Next, in the left hand column, click on 3com, and then there will be a list on the right.
Go down the list and see if there is one that says 905c adapter, or something real close to that.
If so, select it and have it install it.
If it works, it will let you know that it installed properly and that your device is ready for use.
If that's the case, then reboot and allow the settings to initialize, it should then make your nic adapter work, and you should have internet again.
I hope this helps you out, and have a good day.
Posted on May 19, 2011
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Jan 07, 2013 | Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop
May 20, 2011 | Computers & Internet
Jun 21, 2010 | Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop
May 26, 2010 | Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop
Dec 17, 2009 | Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop
Sep 16, 2009 | Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop
Apr 22, 2009 | Dell OptiPlex™ GX260 PC Desktop
Jan 20, 2009 | Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop
138 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: