I have an Inspiron 8100, running XP Pro, and I inherited (not by death) a docking station, which works with the laptop. Well almost everything works except the LAN connection. The light on the back of the docking station is orange. When I plug the LAN connection in the combo NIC/Modem connection on the laptop it fires right up.
I have tried the following to no avail... deleting the docked configuration from hardware profiles... didn't do anything. Disabled and deleted the combo NIC/modem card in the computer... nothing. Tried seaching for new hardware while docked... nothing. Searched high and low for drivers on dell.com, but nothing works, and most message threads say XP has the drivers in the software any way.
Any ideas? I need some love!