Posted 17 October 2008 - 01:23 PM
I am new to your site and need your help.
I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop, using XP with service pack 3 update.
I just formated my hard drive and re-installed everything except my personal stuff. Now have installed Norton (all), Office 2000, Acitve X and Adobe. All drivers have been updated through Dell although I had to manually install because past one year now. Pretty sure their ok.
WLAN Miniport is 1390 Dell and only appears in Device Manager when "Show Hidden Devices" and does not show in "Network Connections" or in task pane.
Lan is Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller...this seems fine!
I have searched everywhere for an answer as to why this is 'hidden'? I have tried everything including disabling Norton/Symantec on this device.
In the device manager, when I show details for device, it says it's working fine, made by Microsoft and...location unknown?
I just tried something else.... Network Diagnostics for XP, as follows:
HTTP, HTTPS, FTP connectivity
info HTTP: Successfully connected to www.microsoft.com.
info HTTPS: Successfully connected to www.microsoft.com.
warn FTP (Passive): Error 12002 connecting to ftp.microsoft.com: The operation timed out
warn FTP (Active): Error 12002 connecting to ftp.microsoft.com: The operation timed out
error Could not make an FTP connection.
I have spent soooooo many hours trying to fix this damn thing.
I think it is a software conflict but not sure.
Would really appreciate some help on this.