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Ethernet controller yellow sign can't connect to internet.

by Gutfree / December 24, 2008 1:37 AM PST

Well, I have a Dell Inspiron 530 and I just swapped out a failing 250 gig hard drive with a new 1TB one. I installed Windows Vista Home that came with my computer and the driver disk that came with my PC, but the Ethernet controller didn't install. I downloaded a few of the drivers from the Dell website and tried them, and the sign isn't there anymore, BUT I still have the same problem as before, I can't fully connect to the internet. The computer is connecting to a router via a Wireless-N Linksys adapter. Perhaps the wrong driver installed? I'd give you guys the model of the LAN card but I have no idea how to find it. It's very frustrating and I know this same thing has been asked over and over and I've looked but I can't seem to find help.

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(NT) Run the Network Setup Wizard, or whatever is in Vista.
by Coryphaeus / December 24, 2008 1:38 AM PST
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Tried it
by Gutfree / December 24, 2008 1:43 AM PST

It says that I'm connected to the internet but only for a few minutes. I try to get on google but it keeps trying to connect without ever doing so. It eventually goes back to saying I'm on a local connection, not internet.

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Wireless issue
by Phil Crase / December 25, 2008 1:14 AM PST
In reply to: Tried it

Assume you loaded router software/Linksys?

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Fixed...
by Gutfree / December 25, 2008 3:22 AM PST
In reply to: Wireless issue

I finally figured it out. It was the outdated Linksys driver. Amazing. I had version 1.02 which I had downloaded from their website, and I somehow came across 1.04, which magically fixed it. Wish they had some sort of notification. I was off by .02 Shocked

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