I reformatted my HDD to Win7 x64, which was a big mistake, because on reinstall my LAN adapter is unable to be recognized. After reading for several hours I have ensured to update my chipset drivers, install all of the network drivers with no success. On one forum posting, it suggested I install a Broadcom network adapater driver, after install, it actually displayed my NIC but stated "The Network Cable in Unplugged". Well, it wasn't and the cable works as I have tested it on other computers. The broadcom driver also named the NIC as "Broadcom virtual wireless" which seems wrong to me.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
On a side note, that driver CD Dell sends with its hardware is garbage.