Dell Networking Issues!

Dell /
April 2, 2010 at 20:53:24
Specs: Windows XP
I recently did a fresh install of windows xp (I know...its ancient!) on my computer and reformatted the hard drive...unfortunately...(and thank you dell)...after install was completed I noticed the disc driver that came with the computer just happened to be missing several important drivers. I then went to the dell website and installed several drivers in the correct order that was specified. My problem now is I have three question marks in device manager and cant locate the correct drivers or what devices need them. My network card seems to be functioning as im sending packets but not receiving. My network connection is also not specifying the default gateway, the dns server, or the wins server....im running out of patience and not sure what to do...HELP!

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#1
April 3, 2010 at 06:33:20
I don't think the drivers are missing. They are copied to C:\Dell\drivers\Rxxxxx. After they are copied to the HD, you have to open that folder & install them.

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#2
April 3, 2010 at 07:49:47
Maybe you did not configure your wireless adapter or wireless router correctly, feel free to take a look on this wireless network troubleshooting article to get more ideas.

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#3
April 3, 2010 at 13:16:59
Are you trying to connect via wireless or wired?
If you are wireless then it is not configured properly.
Is your passkey correct? Try removing all security from your wireless connection then re-associate to the access point.
If it works then the driver you have for your wireless card does not support the type of encryption you are using (WPA2?). Upgrade to the latest driver version and re-enable security on your wireless router / access point.
What happens if you connect the computer directly to the router with an ethernet cable. Does it work then?
Also, have you installed XP SP3 yet?

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