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Reformatted laptop can't connect to the internet


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#1 trashcan7

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 11:02 AM

I have a Latitude D610 that I have just reformatted and reinstalled Windows XP on. However, I can't connect to the internet. My guess is that it's a hardware driver that's not installed, but I have no clue what driver to install.

In the Device Manager, there's a question mark next to
Ethernet Controller
Multimedia Audio Controller
Network Controller
PCI Modem
PCI Simple Communications Controller
Video Controller
Video Controller (VGA Compatible)

I've tried looking for drivers for ethernet and the modem, but I'm having trouble with this, too.

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 11:10 AM

I have a Latitude D610 that I have just reformatted and reinstalled Windows XP on. However, I can't connect to the internet. My guess is that it's a hardware driver that's not installed, but I have no clue what driver to install.

In the Device Manager, there's a question mark next to
Ethernet Controller
Multimedia Audio Controller
Network Controller
PCI Modem
PCI Simple Communications Controller
Video Controller
Video Controller (VGA Compatible)

I've tried looking for drivers for ethernet and the modem, but I'm having trouble with this, too.

These are the devices that need drivers in order for your laptop to connect to a network.

Take a look at this link: http://support.dell.com/support/index.aspx...=bsd&~ck=mn

EDIT: http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/...tid=&impid=

Edited by MadDawg, 13 June 2009 - 11:13 AM.

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 04:04 PM

Thank you so much! I wonder why I couldn't find this before...
Most searches just ended up bringing me to some website advertising some driver downloader software.




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