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    qaz
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    cant use internet with dell vista machine if xp is installed

    hi all

    i cant use internet with 5 year old dell vista machine [athlon 64 3800 plus] now that xp is installed on it. i am told by a store that the m/board was designed only for vista only consequently no suitable drivers exist

    thanx

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    Qaz,

    I'd suggest you get a free program like SIW or Speecy which will show you what chipset your NIC is using. If it is one of the standards like Realtek you may be able to get a suitable driver from the chipset manufacturer. It's worth a try. Good Luck.
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    yes i believe this [the lack of] was mentioned. am curious to know if anyone else had heard of this problem

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    can u explain an nci pls

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    Quote Originally Posted by qaz View Post
    can u explain an nci pls
    Qaz,

    NIC = Network Interface Card. This is what is inside your computer that communicates with the router. They can be standalone cards or integrated into the mother board.
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    thanks i will take a look

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    Look into a USB NIC

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    qaz
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    is this the sort of thing? will it allow connection to internet in this instance? i havent yet found anyone who admits to recognizing this situation/problem with this machine, was it just on a very few machines?

    i tried in vain to contact dell...gave up

    can anyone answer the above...thanks

    Manufacturer's Description


    The Dynamode USB (Universal Serial Bus) Network Adapter allows you to connect any 10Mbps or 10Mbps/100Mbps network from a USB-enabled PC, notebook or USB HUB. Featuring easy plug-and play installation and with instant hardware recognition from Windows 98 and the "HOT Swap" feature from USB specification, you can be hooked up to the network in no time at all.

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