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Bad wired card in Dell Dimension E310


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Feverpitch

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I have a Dell Dimension E310 that's acting up. I've been unable to access the Internet without rebooting the computer a couple of times. This just started happening yesterday. I've once again been able to get back online by rebooting.

I ran the Verizon In-Home Agent and got a diagnosis: Bad wired card in PC. I read on the following site that the problem can be fixed manually on an HP, but have no clue how to fix it on a Dell.

http://h30434.www3.h...net/td-p/547307
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I have never heard a network card called a wired card before, interesting terminology. Wired as opposed to wireless I guess.

Anyway, try uninstalling the network adapter from Device Manager.

  • Open Control Panel
  • Open System
  • Click on the Hardware tab
  • Click on Device Manager
  • Expand Network Adapters
  • Right click on your network device and select Uninstall
  • Reboot
XP will rediscover the card and reload the drivers. This often resolves weird problems like this.

If not, download and install the driver from the Dell web site here: Dimension 3100/E310

The one you want is this:

E310NicDriver.jpg
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Thank you. That seems to have worked.
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You're welcome, glad it helped.
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