From my Desktop PC control panel I was uninstalling some unused programs a couple of days ago, ones that were listed as Rarely Used.
One such program was Broadcom, last used in 2010 according to the list. So I uninstalled it not realizing that Broadcom is my network card (440x 10/100 integrated controller). By doing this I lost internet connectivity (I have a wired connection).
I went to Broadcom.com and downloaded drivers for their WindowsXP/32 network card to my flash drive (440x was not listed so I selected BCM5701,i think that was the only one listed for XP). I transferred these zip files to my PC, then called ATT to have them walk me thru reinstallation).
We went thru setup wizard, but the only result was a Code 10, and we could not restore connectivity. The tech advised me to purchase a wireless adapter to restore connectivity. I work from home and can connect to internet via my netbook, but it is more convenient for me to use my Desktop PC.
I then did a system restore to May 20 but that did not restore connectivity either.
Can someone please offer advice on a fix. I could get the wireless adapter as a last resort, but I would rather use what I had, which was the wired connection. Do I need to contact Broadcom to find out the correct drivers, or is their some other location online to get the right files?
Thank you in advance for any help!