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Wired network adapter


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#1 Crotonboy

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 06:22 PM

My wired network adapter no longer displays when I open "view network connections". It was working fine until yesterday. I have a HP Compaq dc7100 SSF computer. OS is Windows XP Pro. I installed a usb adapter to get a wireless connection but want to go back to the wired connection. It uses a Broadcom driver for windows xp. I downloaded the network adapter driver from the HOP website for this computer but canot get it to display so am unable to use it. Hope someone can help.

I have attached the Network adapter file I used.

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 01:19 PM

There are a few possible reasons why it would not show up.

The first and most likely is: The network adapter has been disabled in the BIOS settings.
Reboot your computer and press F10 when it first shows anything on the screen. Go into networking and make sure the ethernet adapter is enabled.

The other reason it could be missing is you have a motherboard problem.

My first thoughts are the BIOS issue.

Hope this helps,
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