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Robtile
1 Copper

XPS 8300 32 bit ethernet driver available

I just purchased a XPS 8300, and I need to run both the Windows 7 32 bit and 64 bit operating systems due to some legacy software I have that won't install (or run) on the 64 bit Window 7.

When I boot to the 32 bit Windows 7 my ethernet drivers are not loaded.  Does anyone know if the ethernet adapter provided supports a 32 bit OS and if so, how I might find and download the drivers for the ethernet adapter?

Searched high and low....

 

Thanks

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Telson A
4 Tellurium

Re: XPS 8300 32 bit ethernet driver available

Hi,

Have you tried using windows update ?

Forum Member Since 2010

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Tim001
1 Copper

Re: XPS 8300 32 bit ethernet driver available

I have the same problem.  And you can't get to Windows update without a working network card.

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Tim001
1 Copper

Re: XPS 8300 32 bit ethernet driver available

Try one of these:

http://www.broadcom.com/support/ethernet_nic/netlink_k57.php
http://www.broadcom.com/support/ethernet_nic/netlink.php

I was able to get it to work; I had Windows look in both directories at the same time, so I'm not sure which one actually worked.

http://www.broadcom.com/support/ethernet_nic/netlink_k57.phphttp://www.broadcom.com/support/ethernet_nic/netlink.php
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jeeet
1 Copper

Re: XPS 8300 32 bit ethernet driver available

I had same needs. And the K57 one worked for me. B57 didn't work.

Thanks for the tip!

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RE: XPS 8300 32 bit ethernet driver available

in my 32 bit windows7 network drivers are not loaded and displayed in device manager. so hotspot thatering could not be established

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