Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Dell Laptop - Broadcom Gigabit Controller Not Connected - How Fix?

26 Sep 2013   #31

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Broadcom gigabit controller =>is for wired!!! There are NO wireless gigabit things

My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Sep 2013   #32

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

If you know all this why are you even asking me? So you can belittle me? Geez man. You're making me sorry I gave you Reps.

First you questioned me that the Broadcom device was even on the machine in the first place when it was clearly listed in the device manager screenshot.Hell, Broadcom networking devices are on every Dell machineI've seen in the last 15-20 yrs or so.

Read post #12
. If Madcratebuilder was wrong why didn't you correct him? That post is why I thought it was part of the wireless system. PLUS, the Broadcom and Wifi was broke, so naturally I assumed the wifi problem was associated with the broken Broadcom!

If the Broadcom is ethernet, what's the Yukon Marvel for?

There are undoubtedly finer points of networking hardware and technology that I simply don't know. I've gotten by this long without that DEEEEP knowledge. I know what my limitations are and when to ask for help. When I do ask for help I take extra steps to make sure the request is as detailed and logical as possible in hopes that it will speed the troubleshooting and resolution as well as make ya'll's job easier.

I'm done with this. Thanks for the help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Dell Laptop - Broadcom Gigabit Controller Not Connected - How Fix?

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Black Screen on Dell U2410Extended Monitor when connected to HP Laptop
Hi, (I use Windows 7 and Window+P doesn't work) Sillilly, as I often do things, I have bought a Dell U2410 monitor to rig up with my HP laptop to use as an Extended Monitor. I hooked them up and no problems ensued. The default 'Duplicate Screen' option came into play and I had the same screen...
Graphic Cards
Connecting Dell Laptop to TV With Desktop Connected Wirelessly
Hey guys! I hope I'm posting this in the right sub, but here goes nothing. We have Airplay setup on the desktops which are connected to the TVs, so clients can come into our conference rooms, and connect their iPads, iPhones or whatever to the TVs in the conference rooms. This works great,...
Music, Pictures & Video
Renesas Electronics USB 3.0 Host controller failed on Dell laptop
I had tried to download it from the manufacturer (Dell) But it keeps failing. I get an error stating that it cannot start (code 10). I have 1 USB port on the left and 3 USB ports on the right. Only 1 works on the right, the one on the left still works. It started after I had shut it down for...
Laptop won't start when usb for wireless controller is connected
My laptop won't start when the usb for the xbox wireless controller is plugged in. The laptop starts, the screen turns on but it's black and nothing appears on it. The fans run and everything but screen just stays black and windows never loads. If i remove the wireless receiver and restart the...
Hardware & Devices
b44amd64.sys Dell Vostro help (broadcom lan driver)
Hi, i am trying to find the cause of my bsods on a dell vostro 1500, this driver has been identified as being needede to be updated b44amd64.sys. i have searched the web for a newer version but with no luck, does anyone know of a newer x64 version. The driver is for a BROADCOM 440X 10/100 LAN...

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 18:45.
Twitter Facebook Google+