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Driver issue.

by samusgravity / August 8, 2008 8:02 AM PDT

I just installed Windows XP SP2 OEM on my laptop. I finished the installation and am now on my desktop. For some reason, windows can't connect to the internet through my LAN or Wi-Fi. Does anyone know a fix for this? It doesn't even show my lan/WI-FI on the taskbar. I am thinking that it doesn't have the drivers for it.


Thanks
samusgravity

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Do not guess!!!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 8, 2008 8:07 AM PDT
In reply to: Driver issue.
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I already know...
by samusgravity / August 8, 2008 8:15 AM PDT
In reply to: Do not guess!!!

That my graphics card is an Intel GMA 950 (which I can get direc tly from their website). And my Wi-Fi card is a Broadcom 43XX. Should I download the drivers from my Internet connected PC, then transfer them to my XP laptop using a USB drive? My USB drives are working thankfully!


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Samusgravity

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Use that as a GUIDE.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 8, 2008 9:45 AM PDT
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I don't see where you installed the motherboard drivers.

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Oh, Yeah
by samusgravity / August 8, 2008 8:09 AM PDT
In reply to: Driver issue.

I went into Device Manager. There is an area that shows "Other Devices" with a question mark next to them. The ones that had ?s next to them are:

Ethernet Controller
Network Controller
PCI Device
PCI FLASH Memory
PCI FLASH Memory
PCI FLASH Memory
SM BUS Controller
Video Controller
Video Controller (VGA Compatible)

What does this mean?

Samusgravity

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It means you didn't find a guide to what drivers you need.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 8, 2008 9:46 AM PDT
In reply to: Oh, Yeah

Use the link as an example of the 10 usual drivers.

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Thanks
by samusgravity / August 8, 2008 2:21 PM PDT

I actually just went to Acer's website, and found the drivers for my Laptop. Also, thanks for the link to the post! It gave me the idea of going to Acer's site.
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One of the drivers that I downloaded was for my Broadcom LAN. Inside the contents of the zipped folder were three things:

b44win (a security catalog)
b44win (setup information)
bcm4sbxp (a system file)

What am I supposed to do with these? There is no setup.exe file, so I am not quite sure what to do.

Thanks
Samusgravity

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What's the file names?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 8, 2008 11:54 PM PDT
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You didn't turn on the full file names so I can't tell if there was some .MSI, .INF, .BAT or other clue.

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Sorry about that.
by samusgravity / August 9, 2008 3:24 AM PDT
In reply to: What's the file names?

The bcm4sbxp is a .sys file. When I look at the description for it, it reads "Broadcom Corporation NDIS 5.1 Ethernet Driver." It then shows the version, size, company, and date. For the type on the other two it shows "system information" (the b44win file). And "Security Catalog" (the other b44win file). It shows no ".example" anywhere.

samusgravity

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I figured it out
by samusgravity / August 9, 2008 5:32 AM PDT
In reply to: Sorry about that.

I got it. I used Device manager to find the .sys file in my Hard drive, then installed it.


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samusgravity

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