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Does not detect network connection in Dell Inspiron 5100

Discussion in 'Networking' started by gamesstate, Apr 8, 2009.

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  1. gamesstate

    gamesstate Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I just reformatted an old Dell Inspiron 5100 with XP SP3.
    All drivers are installed and there are no exclamation marks in the Driver Manager.

    The network card is a Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller.
    When I connect my network cable to the machine it doesnt not detect the connection. I tried the same cable in another computer and it is working fine so I know that there is a connection, however, in this machines it does not detect it.

    Any ideas on this issue or how to identify the problem?
     
  2. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

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    You've confirmed that the network adapter driver is installed and the network adapter is working properly, and you've confirmed that the CAT5 cable isn't bad, so neither of those is the problem.

    Try resetting the cable modem and then restarting the computer.

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  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2/SP3.

    Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

    In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

    Note: Type only the text in bold for the following commands.

    Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults, type: netsh int ip reset reset.log

    Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults, type: netsh winsock reset catalog

    Reboot the machine.






    Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

    In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following command:

    Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

    IPCONFIG /ALL

    Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
    Paste the results in a message here.

    If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
     
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