I reinstalled windows (fresh and clean) after a bad virus. I followed all the rules and downloaded all the dell drivers from here and SP1 from windows onto a thumb drive before blowing it out.
All the drivers and the service pack installed fine, but still no internet 'connection'. Computer says:
"Internet Explorer Can not display Web Page
*Diagnose Connection Problem
Install a Driver for your Network Adaptor"
Windows shows the ethernet card under utilities, but no information about it. Only calls it 'unknown' (no MFG info), and says I need to install the driver.
Anyone been here before? Thanks!
Try this one.
Please post back and let me know if you need more help.
Locate the network controller in device manager and tell me what is says about the device. If you see a question mark, let me know that too.
Sounds like you're on the right track, Osprey!
Under Device manager,
'Other Devices' tab (Which does have a question mark on it)
Sub tab "Ethernet Controller" (with an exclamation point on it)
Ethernet Controller Properties:
Device type: Other
Location: PCI Bus2, Device 0, Function 0.
Drivers for device not installed (code 28)
To find driver click Update Driver
Driver provider: Unknown
Driver date: Not Availible
Hope that info helps.
No joy, but we're getting closer...
"This Broadcom install is invalid for the detected Operating System"
(I'm on Win7 x64bit)
Scratch that, my friend.
I followed your train of thought and found driver R235081 (On dell's website, you have to search for driver R235080, and it's the second driver labled '080) Funny thing is, the first '080 actually downloads driver '085...
But, I'm writting this message from my now working computer! Thank you so much for your help!
Excellent! Glad to help.
Can you please guide me to how to get the driver R235080. I've been trying to search for it but to no avail on the dell website. I've been facing the same trouble as you did with your dell inspiron zino 400.
Did you try the link above?