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Still no internet

By musicfret
Aug 16, 2009
  1. i'm still without internet, i was thinking of installing a wireless pci card and see if i can get on line wireless. All the network adapters indevice manager have yellow exclamation marks. if you select device manager, view, select show hidden devices, that entire list has the marks. i'm wondering if that list pertains to wireless connections also..... someone please help me with this as soon as possible.thanks.
     
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    You have a lot of stuff to install. You need to get rid of those yellow and red flags in the device manager, and you do that by installing the software to all components in the case.
     
  3. musicfret

    musicfret TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    yellow flags

    how would be the best way to download the drivers.... with no internet? can I still hook up wirelessly?
     
  4. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Is it not possible to download to the machine of a friend, or a public source such as a public library, then save them all to a flash drive, from which you can load them to your machine?
     
  5. musicfret

    musicfret TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    good idea

    i thought of that already but i can't find a site ????
     
  6. 10cc

    10cc TS Rookie

    Sorry to hear of your problem, but if you try broadband comparison sites can help you find a new provider, if that's what you need?
     
  7. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 983   +89

    MusicFret, do you have any CD's that came with your computer? In a pinch like that I've had to go back to the manufacture's disk and re-install the drivers.

    I'm going to throw up a guess that your PCI Bus driver is missing. Probably due to Windows being reinstalled, or by some accident in Device Manager. If that's the case, adding a wireless card behind a non-working PCI Bus is not going to help you. You probably need to find out who makes this computer and get the "chipset" driver from them and install it. Once that's cleared up, you'll need to install the network drivers. After that, you should be back on the Internet without much more hassle and you can get the rest of the drivers off the internet.

    What computer did you use to post the message? Can it be used to download the drivers and save the files onto a flash drive?

    Just curious, what were the circumstances between the computer working and not working?
     
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,468   +327

    get a thumb drive and make sure you can access it before proceeding.

    then take it to a friends system and load the drivers to it

    bring it home and install
     
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