Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143
wireless is ok and wired works on different driver. wired uses something like a 10/100 broadcom right? Dell (im using 1) is really bad on drivers. I had to go to broadcom for a 32bit win7 driver. Could also be that wake on device is not checked. Best bet re-install the driver. I hate saying as much as you hate hearing it, but.
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lol, appreciate the suggestion. but.... been there done that as well. went from the Win 7 driver (where the problem started) to the (Dell supplied) nVIDIA nForce 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet driver and the behavior is the same. next step is to pop in my Vista hard drive and see if the problem persists. if it does, it's time to call Dell. thanks for your suggestions!