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Ethernet controller issue

Last response: in Windows XP
February 24, 2013 6:44:34 PM

I have just finished a clean install of Windows XP professional on my "primary" PC, a refurbished IBM Thinkcentre that has been working fine for me for the past several years. Recently it was taking a lot of time on the internet and I thought that a clean install would help things.

After the install, I cannot connect to the internet. Ethernet controller in Device Manager has a yellow ? and it states that "The drivers for this device are not installed. [Code 28].

Hardware ID's:

Driver Provider - Unknown
Driver Date - Not available
Driver Version - Not available
Digital Signer - Not digitally signed

Location: PCI bus 10, device 11, function 0

Any assistance would be appreciated. Currently I am still connected to the internet via my laptop and netgear router, with ATT DSL modem.

Would it be possible to obtain the driver via my laptop and "sneakernet" it using a USB drive -- if this is the problem?

Thank you!
a b \ Driver
February 24, 2013 8:23:26 PM

have you tried the Lenovo website? they support the IBM computers now.

your card seems to be a Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet
February 24, 2013 8:47:07 PM

I would locate the driver for the Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet, download to my usb and then take over to my IBM? What folder would I place the driver in? (Not much of an IT geek)
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a b \ Driver
February 24, 2013 10:43:59 PM

you should be able to run the installation program for the driver from the USB. It should create a directory and then install the driver for you.
February 25, 2013 1:29:14 AM

I tried as hard as possible to look for a solution myself but wasn't able to.