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How do you install ethernet controller drivers


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#1 AZNvamp1r3

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 12:49 PM

Hi i have a dell E520 that a friend gave me. i tried connecting to the internet and it wouldnt connect. i found out that i have to reinstall the ethernet controller drivers. i cant connect to the internet and i dont have the recovery disc for the computer. niether does my friend. how can i install the driver?

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 01:14 PM

You...or someone else...can download the drivers on a different system...put them on removeable media (floppy, CD, DVD, flash drive) and then use that media to install the drivers on your system or copy them to your desktop and install them from there.

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 05:22 PM

Here is the link for the drivers. Under Network you want the Intel driver.

Its also possible that you may have a bad network card on the system. Particularly if you have had any bad storms in your area.

Try the driver first. If it still doesnt work consider trying a PCI network card.
They are pretty cheap 10 - 15 dollars or so.
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