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Bobk11

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November 7, 2011 4:42:12 PM

lan adapter missing

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November 7, 2011 5:39:26 PM


Hello and welcome to Tom's Hardware Forums.

First things first - is there a reward? :D  :D 

Seriously - does it show up in Control Panel>System>Hardware>Device Manager under Network Adapters and if it does, can you please right click it and go to Properties then click on Driver and Update Driver. That may kick-start it.

If it isn't in that list, check round the back to see if it has a light on when the cable is plugged in. Post back the make and model of your computer.


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November 7, 2011 6:44:38 PM

the rj45 is blinking. metwork adapter missing. also ethernet missing. dell dimension 1100 win. home ed 5.1 build 2600
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November 7, 2011 6:46:00 PM

Saga Lout said:

Hello and welcome to Tom's Hardware Forums.

First things first - is there a reward? :D  :D 

Seriously - does it show up in Control Panel>System>Hardware>Device Manager under Network Adapters and if it does, can you please right click it and go to Properties then click on Driver and Update Driver. That may kick-start it.

If it isn't in that list, check round the back to see if it has a light on when the cable is plugged in. Post back the make and model of your computer.



light is blinking. adapter missing form list. dell 1100 win. home ed
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November 8, 2011 5:46:52 AM



That would seem to imply it's failed and needs replacing. A Dell 1100 could be a laptop or a desktop. If yours is a desktop, buy an add-on PCI network adapter but if it's a laptop, you're better off using wireless - a USB dongle would be the best option. That would also work with a desktop.



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