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~~Network Adapter Driver for Dell Inspiron 531s~~


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#1 jake21

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 03:09 PM

Dell Inspiron 531s, Windows 7 OS. Device manager shows device is working properly:

NVIDIA nforce Network Controller. Still have red on Icon for Wireless connections.....I looked at the Hardware ID and found this:

 

PCI\VEN 10DE&DEV_03EF&SUBSYS_020E1028&REV_A2

 

PCI\VEN 10DE&DEV_03EF&SUBSYS_020E1028

 

PCI\VEN 10DE&DEV_03EF&CC_068000

 

PCI\VEN 10DE&DEV_03EF&CC_0680

 

Where can I find a driver for this network adapter.

 



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 04:01 PM

If you uninstall in Device Manager and reboot does it solve the problem? Is this 32bit or 64bit WIndows.



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 04:43 PM

It's 32 windows.....I uninstalled through device manager......rebooted, and it re-installed itself, message center says..." successfully installed".

 

Here's some more info ...

 

DELL MOTHERBOARD  ORY206

NVIDIA CHIPSET MCP61

REVISION 3

BIOS....DELLL 1.0.3.


Edited by jake21, 02 October 2017 - 05:03 PM.


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 05:10 PM

So after reinstalling you cannot access the internet? The vendor and device ID you posted is for a Nvidia Ethernet Controller, not your Wifi. Are you trying to connect via Wifi?

 

You have two adapters under Network Adapters in Device Manager? One for Ethernet and the other for Wifi.



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Posted 03 October 2017 - 07:01 AM

I only have the NETWORK ADAPTER from NVIDIA under Device Manager. I am trying to get wifi...but there are no wireless connections listed. I am trying to get wifi, what driver do I need?



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Posted 03 October 2017 - 07:45 AM

According to the specs this computer does not come with Wifi as standard equipment. You would either have to purchase a Wifi card or a USB Wifi dongle.



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Posted 03 October 2017 - 09:42 AM

OK...thank you.   I have a USB dongle.....I noted I do not have sound on this machine either....any place to look for the sound.


Edited by jake21, 03 October 2017 - 09:44 AM.


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Posted 03 October 2017 - 09:47 AM

For simplicity I would recommend getting a USB dongle with an antenna. Something similar to these. You may find one locally. The below links are only for your reference.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/150Mbps-MINI-Wireless-USB-WiFi-Adapter-Dongle-Network-LAN-Card-802-11n-g-b-/201840244331?hash=item2efe9db66b:g:DIkAAOSwOgdYuRkP

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/300Mbps-High-Power-USB-WiFi-Wireless-Adapter-LAN-Network-Dongle-802-11B-G-N-US-/221870030630?hash=item33a87bff26:g:CaQAAOSwq8BZbwpw



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Posted 03 October 2017 - 10:30 AM

You should be able to get the Drivers from Dell by entering the Service Tag for your machine.



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Posted 03 October 2017 - 10:54 AM

Installed a LINKSYS WUSB6300 dongle I had...went on internet easily...one step on online. Again...my appreciation for your help. Issue 2 is the sound driver. Dell website shows correct driver as REALTEK R 180772. This driver will not install, begins installation and then abruptly quits giving an error ( no other message). I think the error is from the OS....this machine was originally Vista and I upgraded to Windows 7. I noted the driver  R180772 does not list Windows 7 as a download option. Only Vista 32, XP......wondered if this could be the problem....finding a Windows 7 driver that would work. Again...thanks to all for the great help....



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Posted 03 October 2017 - 11:19 AM

Try Windows 7 compatibility mode.

 

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/80cae5ee-dc98-4a2f-8284-a1ab826059b7/how-to-install-a-hardware-device-driver-using-compatibility-mode?forum=w7itprohardware

 

Edit: If the above does not work then download the Realtek HD audio driver here.

 

32bits Vista, Windows7, Windows8, Windows8.1, Windows10 Driver only (Executable file) R2.82 2017/7/26 176740k

Edited by JohnC_21, 03 October 2017 - 11:22 AM.


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Posted 03 October 2017 - 12:06 PM

Great.....got good sound now......one curious adjustment and I'll put a bow on this one.  I have sound from external speakers, when plugged into green speaker port on back of computer. I have no INTERNAL speaker sound? IS there some sort of adjustment to turnon/off internal speakers? Driver is correct since I have great external , plug in speaker sound,etc. Thanks....



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Posted 03 October 2017 - 12:28 PM

How did you get the sound driver, using compatibility mode or the Realtek site. Just curious.

 

As far as the internal speaker, if the motherboard does not have a speaker attached most have a header where you can attach a motherboard speaker like this one.

 

Edit: This is only used for the post beep or any post beep errors.

 

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Edited by JohnC_21, 03 October 2017 - 12:32 PM.


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Posted 03 October 2017 - 07:28 PM

I used a driver from the RELTEK site. Strange...I can plug external speakers into the outlet jack on the rear panel.....good sound. Once I unplug..I have NO internal speaker sound. I followed the cable from the motherboard to the speaker.....all plugged in,etc. Is there some sort of setting to tell the computer, that I want to use Internal speakers, rather than external...maybe a BIOS setting,etc.?



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Posted 03 October 2017 - 08:17 PM

As far as I know there are no internal speakers on modern computers that are used for playing audio, only the MB speaker I linked to for post beeps. If you do see a speaker then I doubt it's used for anything other than a post beep. In order to get sound you will need external speakers. Some LCD monitors have built in speakers that can be used in the place of external speakers.






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