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#1 bigjohn487

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 10:06 AM

I am getting High Speed DSL next week and I understand that I will be receiving a modem and installation software. I have been told that I just plug the modem into the network adapter connector on the back of my Dell computer purchased last year. That's all fine but when I go to the Device Manager and look at Network Adapters there is something listed as "Intel® PRO/100 VE Network Connection" but it has a large red "X" against it. My question is:- Does that mean I have one but it isn't activated and/or will the installation software come with a driver which will activate it or do I need to purchase something else? Sorry if this is a daft question but I'm not that techno-savvy and I thank you in advance for your help.

Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 10:18 AM

That means you have one that the PC can see it just does not have any network connection to anything.

When you get the modem if it is setup correctly (or running default setup) it will remove the cross and say connected instead.
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Posted 06 November 2006 - 10:30 AM

Many thanks

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 10:31 AM

Your welcome
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