Wiped hard drive and reloaded XP but can't use ethernet ports.
This is an Inspiron 600m with integrated ethernet. From device manager i try to install driver but it does not see it on the Dell Reinstallation CD or Dell Resource CD. Downloading from dell site to another computer and transfering the .exe does not work either. Any ideas?
Re: Wiped hard drive and reloaded XP but can't use ethernet ports.
Be sure you've loaded the Dell notebook system software and the Intel chipset driver. Without these, even the correct Ethernet driver will not load. There are two possible Ethernet drivers - one Intel and one Broadcom - be sure you're installing the right one.