No Local Area Connection in control panel after 2000 pro ins

February 20, 2012 at 16:25:43
Specs: Windows 2000 Pro, Pent II/130,460KB
No local area connection in "Network and Dial-up Connections" on Dell laptop after fresh install of Windows 2000 Pro. Drivers on Win 2000 Pro CD. I updated drivers for Network Adapters ( "Packet Scheduler Miniport #2" and "WAN Miniport (IP) - Packet Scheduler Miniport) to drivers from DELL's Drivers and Utilities CD which came with the Inspiron 4000 laptop.

Still no Local Area connection in "Network and Dial-up Connections"

Running config/all (in cmd window) resulted in:

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Windows 2000 IP Configuration

Host Name…. Laptop
Primary DNS Suffix …. [blank]
Node Type….. Broadcast
Ip routing enabled…. No
Wins Proxy Enabled…. No

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The Modem is LT Win Modem. The LAN connections worked fine yesterday, but were missing after I re-formated and re-installed this morning. Any help or suggestions will be very much appreciated!
Thanks.


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#1
February 20, 2012 at 16:30:27
No mention of installing the modem drivers if you are using dialup
No mention of installing the network interface card drivers if using a wired connection
No mention of installing the wireless drivers for the wifi interface.

Go to device manager and review the network section. Any yellow exclaimation points?

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#2
February 20, 2012 at 18:22:40
I'm using DSL. I should have said so. It just didn't dawn on me that anyone used dial-up any longer. My bad.

As I said above, "I updated drivers for Network Adapters ( "Packet Scheduler Miniport #2" and "WAN Miniport (IP) - Packet Scheduler Miniport) to drivers from DELL's Drivers and Utilities CD which came with the Inspiron 4000 laptop" including wireless drivers for the wireless interface. I neglected to expressly state that I also installed the wireless drivers from the Dell "Drivers an Utilities" CD which came with the Inspiron 4000 laptop. I should have been more clear about that.

As soon as I can get access to the web, I will update to later service packs and update drivers for the wired and wireless adapters and modem.

I know it is an old laptop. I don't have much use for a laptop and just want to keep it functional for the few times I need use of a wireless connection.

If it makes a difference, my network is "hub and spoke" on a 3 Com 16 port switch and my router is an ActionTec GT784WN.

Please let me know if any further info will be helpful.


Thanks!


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#3
February 21, 2012 at 07:18:12
Go to support.dell.com and enter the Service Tag. Select the OS from the list and go to Network drivers. Make sure and install the drivers for the NIC. You may also want to download the chipset, video, audio, and BIOS drivers if available.

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#4
February 21, 2012 at 13:39:13
Thanks! I'm in the process of downloading now. I assume I can download all the drivers & write them to a CD and install from that, but I'm not sure how to do it. Should I go into Device manager & select "Update Driver" from the Properties page of each device & then point to the CD?

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#5
February 22, 2012 at 12:49:20
I'd copy them to the desktop on the 2K box and just run the executables from there...

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