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ishim
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Re: XPS 8300 brand new connects to the Broadcom Netlink Communication card only after rebooting 3-4 times at cold-start.

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Well, this is about what I suggested to Dell. Send Network PCI card to suffering users and take responsibility instead of motherboard replacement with another defective motherboard. Seems they don't much care.

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pakster
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Re: XPS 8300 brand new connects to the Broadcom Netlink Communication card only after rebooting 3-4 times at cold-start.

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I'm also having the same issue.  Started around late November.  Usually can get connectivity back by unplugging and replugging ethernet cable and reboot.

 

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xpsprobs
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Re: XPS 8300 brand new connects to the Broadcom Netlink Communication card only after rebooting 3-4 times at cold-start.

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Had motherboard replaced on Feb. 10. Still working, but the posts here make me realize it's likely temporary.  There's just so much cheap junk being used in PCs (not just Dell's) - it's amazing anything works for 2 months.  Trying to get my dvd drive to work with the manual eject button, which is just cheap plastic on the front of the XPS - I'd be ashamed to let something like that out the door if I were Dell.  But there's not much shame being felt out there.

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thirdchoice
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Re: XPS 8300 brand new connects to the Broadcom Netlink Communication card only after rebooting 3-4 times at cold-start.

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Do yourself a favor and forget about any meaningful help from Dell.  Just get a PCIe NIC card.  I went through 4 months of aggravation before coming to this conclusion.

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KW Dave
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Re: XPS 8300 brand new connects to the Broadcom Netlink Communication card only after rebooting 3-4 times at cold-start.

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I did the same $20 NIC and problem finally solved, without assistance.

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sdussault
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Re: XPS 8300 brand new connects to the Broadcom Netlink Communication card only after rebooting 3-4 times at cold-start.

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I also had the motherboard replaced in January.  The problem reappeared last week (Groundhog Day !)

I gave a call to Dell and still hoping for a new clue.

Sylvain.

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Re: XPS 8300 brand new connects to the Broadcom Netlink Communication card only after rebooting 3-4 times at cold-start.

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The same problem here

Just two weeks ago I started to switch off my machine at night and next day when I switch it on I don't get internet connection

My XPS8300 only connects to the Broadcom Netlink Communication card only after rebooting 3-4 times at cold-start.

I didn't noticed it before because I used to leave the machine on all the time 

The local area connection doesn't display under network connections till I restart the machine a couple of times

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Re: XPS 8300 brand new connects to the Broadcom Netlink Communication card only after rebooting 3-4 times at cold-start.

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Langue : french

Cela fait maintenant  2 mois que je suis sur carte réseau intel et j'ai 100% de réussite.

Je vous rappelle  comment  j'ai pratiquer le changement, si cela peut servir à quelques personnes:

En résumé:

Je fais parti du club ayant exactement les mêmes problèmes que vous tous. J'ai pris la décision de mettre une carte Intel-Gigabit CT Desktop Adapter - Adaptateur réseau - PCI Express x1 faible encombrement que j'ai acheté chez Amazon 39,43€.

Ci-joint mon expérience de remplacement:

- Commencez par désactiver la carte Broadcam lorsque celle-ci est normalement active,

- Arrêtez complètement l'ordinateur,

- Retirez le capot (permet de vérifier l'insertion correcte de la carte),

- Retirez le support de rétention des cartes (vis + support)

- Placez la carte PCI Express dans l'emplacement sur la carte système et appuyez fermement.

- Vérifiez que la carte PCI Express est entièrement insérée dans le logement.

- Replacez le support de rétention de carte

- Replacez le couvercle de l'ordinateur,

- Rebranchez l'ordinateur et les périphériques aux prises électriques, puis allumez-le,

- Le pilote va s'installer tout seul puis la connexion va se faire sans aucune intervention,

- Reste la MAJ du pilote:

- Panneau de configuration - Réseau Internet- Centre réseau et partage - Modification paramètres de la carte - Propriétés - Configurer - Pilote puis choisir MAJ Pilote.

Lancement de la recherche, une mise à jour a eu lieu, la nouvelle date du pilote est 13/10/2011.

Nota:

- je n'ai eu aucun problème pour la mise en place de la carte dans le connecteur PCI Express,

- je n'ai aucun problème pour mettre en service la carte Intel. Je ne me suis pas servi du CD joint avec la carte Gigabit.

En résumé:

Je ne peux que conseiller cette solution aux personnes concernées, elle n'est pas très onéreuse (40€) et j'ai préféré cette solution au renvoi du micro chez DELL même si celui-ci est encore sous garanti.

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Re: XPS 8300 brand new connects to the Broadcom Netlink Communication card only after rebooting 3-4 times at cold-start.

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No idea about what you are saying in French

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pakster
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Re: XPS 8300 brand new connects to the Broadcom Netlink Communication card only after rebooting 3-4 times at cold-start.

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Getting the motherboard replaced today... waiting for a call to know when the technician is supposed to show up.

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