Network controller driver issue
Posted 26 February 2010 - 09:07 PM
Posted 26 February 2010 - 10:06 PM
I found 22 different possible drivers for that system on the Dell website.
Posted 26 February 2010 - 10:18 PM
Posted 26 February 2010 - 10:49 PM
Now, you could look at the documentation that came with your system. That should tell you. Or, you can download and install Belarc from www.belarc.com That should also tell you what it is.
Posted 27 February 2010 - 12:15 PM
Posted 27 February 2010 - 12:39 PM
Posted 27 February 2010 - 03:22 PM
On the bottom of the laptop is a service tag (on a desktop the service tag is usually on the back or side).
What is the tag number?
With the tag we/you will get exactly what is on your laptop.
We can narrow it down from the 22 listed HERE
You will most likely have 2 ethernet controllers. 1 wired and 1 wireless.
Please Go to
1: STARTand the click on RUN
2: Type in devmgmt.msc
3: Click Enter
4. Look for any entries with Yellow Exclamation ! marks or Red X's
In your next reply please include those results
Posted 28 February 2010 - 02:40 PM
I went to the Dell site initially and entered my laptop TAG no:FWK0N41. This is where i got al of the drivers. I installed the in order as stated on the driver order document. Everything installed ok except the network controller. In device manager there is a yellow exclamation point next to the network controller. I ran Everest to find out what i had on the laptop an this is what it says under networks.
Device Description Type
Broadcom 802.11g Wireless Network Adapter PCI
Device Description Type
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5705M Gigabit Ethernet Controller PCI
Posted 28 February 2010 - 03:47 PM
As per the Dell instructions on their website..
Install the Broadcom V.92 MDC modem driver.
To install the Broadcom V.92 modem driver on a Dell portable system, perform the following steps:
1.Click to select Broadcom V.92 MDC Modem.
2.Click the Extract button.
The Communications:Broadcom V.92 MDC Modem Drivers window appears.
3.Click the Continue button.
The message Select the folder where you want to unzip the files to appears.
4.Click the OK button.
A message appears asking if you want to create a folder.
5.Click the Yes button.
The message All files were successfully unzipped appears.
NOTE: If a message appears asking to overwrite the folder, click the Yes to All button.
6.Click the OK button.
The InstallShield Wizard window appears.
The InstallShield Wizard Complete window appears.
8.Click the Finish button.
The Broadcom V.92 MDC modem drivers are now installed properly.
Posted 28 February 2010 - 07:43 PM
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