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Windows 7: Limited Internet Connectivity, windows wont detect networking hardware

29 Nov 2011   #31
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Can you post a screen shot of the entire device manager screen for your PC?


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29 Nov 2011   #32
clockwork squid

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

i photoshoped some of the panels together to show more info if that helps.
here are the three screenshots of the unnamed devices (that seems to be the root of the problem?)
thank you


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29 Nov 2011   #33
Darryl Licht

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Looks like you (or your friend) didnt install the chipset drivers for the mobo in that Dell!
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29 Nov 2011   #34
clockwork squid

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Do you know where I can download them from and how I figure out which I need?
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30 Nov 2011   #35
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

For any Dell you go to Dell.com, specifically here: Drivers and Downloads | Dell [United States] type in your service tag# (on a sticker affixed to PC) then choose your OS, then download the drivers listed there! Dell is one of the best OEMs for finding drivers!

Once you download, you either install, or the exe file will extract itself to a directory and then you must install from there.
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07 Dec 2011   #36
clockwork squid

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

The dell website was kinda non specific about what I needed, so I downloaded and installed everything they had for the dell mini 9 and windows 7. I was being systematic about it for a while and then freaked out and just installed everything. ...for three days nothing. Then poof! It's connecting! now I have to figure out what junk I put on there that I don't need. >_<
THANK YOU GUYS!
I want to send you both cards only I'm sure you'd rather not give your address to a stranger. :P
Yaaaaaaay!
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07 Dec 2011   #37
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Sounds like a Windows HW update needed to be applied after you got all the correct drivers installed. Glad you got it, glad I could assist!

If you think Dell's support/download site is bad, you should see most other OEM support sites! Dell's is one of the best for finding and downloading drivers!
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