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Windows 7: Adding Device To Existing Network

4 Weeks Ago   #1
JWA

Win7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 
Adding Device To Existing Network

Having more than a little trouble grasping how to add a new refurbished Dell Lattitude E6240 laptop running Win7 Pro 64 bit to an existing home network. Here's the map of that network:



(The unknown device denoted by the huge question mark is a Motorola Surfboard cable modem.)

I'm fully able to work online, this post being a prime example. What I cannot do is physically connect the laptop via Ethernet cable to my router and it be discovered, go online and work with it.

I need specific and exact instructions how to create a new network that would include the laptop and it be able to be removed and re-connected from time-to-time for updating or sharing files----this laptop would not normally be online except for downloading new information and sharing (transferring) data to the home PC (also running Win7 Pro 64 Bit. I'm as dumb as a newborn with most of this so keep that in mind. :)

I hope this is making sense----I'll try to explain further if that'd be helpful.

Thanks so much in advance---grateful for any help at all!


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4 Weeks Ago   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

It should be dead simple plug in the network cable and it should pick it up all by its self and you should be able to get the internet
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4 Weeks Ago   #3
JWA

Win7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
It should be dead simple plug in the network cable and it should pick it up all by its self and you should be able to get the internet
I've done that repeatedly and nothing, not a single action takes place.

Where do I go from here?
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4 Weeks Ago   #4
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Open a cmd prompt then type


ipconfig/all


post results
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4 Weeks Ago   #5
JWA

Win7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

Okay I get this:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name.....................JWLT
Primary DNA Suffix (blank space)
Node Type Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled No
WINS Proxy Enabled No

C:\Users\J W>

I'm sure those no's are meaningful---not sure how or if they should be yes's.
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4 Weeks Ago   #6
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Are you sure you typed ipconfig /all not just ipconfig as it shows no network adapter is there any yellow triangle in device manager?
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4 Weeks Ago   #7
JWA

Win7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
Are you sure you typed ipconfig /all not just ipconfig as it shows no network adapter is there any yellow triangle in device manager?
Yes I did---just did it again to make sure I'd typed it all correctly--same results as above.

In Device Manager there is a list under Other Devices that include:

Broadcom USH
Ethernet Controller
Mass Storage Controller
Network Controller
PCI Serial Port
PCI Simple Communications Port
SM Bus Controller
Unknown Device

Each of those lines have the dreaded Yellow Triangles---opening any of those I get this:

"The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)

To find a driver for this device, click Update Driver"

When I enter into the Properties feature of any of those lines and go to the Driver tab and then select Driver Details which gets me this:

"No driver files are required or have been loaded for this device."

That happens with each and every line I list above. Text in quotations is verbatim what I'm reading off the screen.

Thanks again--appreciate the patience and help!
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3 Weeks Ago   #8
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Thats why it doesn't work. On another pc you need to goto Dells website enter the tag number off the pc and download the drivers then transfer to the pc via fax or USB and run them when it should then work
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3 Weeks Ago   #9
JWA

Win7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
Thats why it doesn't work. On another pc you need to goto Dells website enter the tag number off the pc and download the drivers then transfer to the pc via fax or USB and run them when it should then work
Sounds good----would I download drivers for each of those devices or is there one "global" driver?
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3 Weeks Ago   #10
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi JWA,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JWA View Post
Sounds good----would I download drivers for each of those devices or is there one "global" driver?
I think that doing as samuria suggests by going to Dells website, entering the tag number off of the PC, will give you the indication of whether you will have to download each driver individually or as a consolidated package.

I hope this helps!
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