maybe one of you guys can help me figuring out this problem:
I just did a fresh install of Windows 7 (64bit, Home premium) on my XPS 8300, since I have just put in a SSD and wanted to start from scratch with it. Everything went fine, except for one thing: in device manager the ethernet controller does complain it doesn't have a driver installed... The chipset utility and all the other drivers from Dell for the XPS are installed, though.
My system does not have WLAN, so I'm stuck without network on that machine...
Does anyone have an idea to fix this?
This is the direct link for the XPS 8300 LAN driver from the Dell site. Pop this on a flash drive and install on your xps 8300.
I have also often used the driver update utility at the Intel site for my XPS 8300 (here downloadcenter.intel.com however,for the scan to run, you of course need a functional network connection on the target system.
That's the one. Thanks a lot for your quick help!
Actually this driver is also on my XPS Driver CD, but somehow the CD installation program didn't suggest this Broadcom NIC to be present on my system. So I thought the board must use the Intel NIC just like the original H67. Should have tested the Broadcom driver right away...
Anyway, it's working now - thanks again.
lbluejay15Any update on this? I am behind the game on the SSD conversion but just ran into the same issue and the above link is dead...
I presume you have an XPS 8300 too, but you didn't say what version of Windows you're using.
The Broadcom ethernet driver for Win 7 64-bit on the XPS 8300 is here.
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