I did a fresh install of win xp on my dell inspiron 6400 laptop. I had to re-download all the drivers to get the hardware parts working. I think I got them all cuz everything works now except that I can't get a network/internet connection. It just has a red X and says "Local Area Connection: cable is unplugged" even though a live cable is in.
The cable, ethernet port and internet all work as it runs on another pc just fine. I'm just wondering if it is my onboard card that is dead or just some setting that i need to tweak. Can anyone take a look and help? I've taken all these screen shots of tests I've run and it seems to show my card/NIC is all OK.
How are you connected to the internet, straight to a modem or by a router ?
Can be that you need to set a static IP address rather then a dhcp server.
Check those settings on the other computer, and if you are using a router you have to look at those settings it can also be that you have mac filtering on and your broadcom adapter is not listed there.
As far i can see from those screens, your adapter seems to be running fine.
It just cannot obtain any ip address and is assigned a loop back ip address (127.0.0.1)
I reinstalled all the drivers including the 4401 NIC driver and still same issue. It doesn't matter now, I went ahead and bought a used computer so i won't use my laptop anymore or at least for now. Thanks for all your help.