Question about ethernet driver

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 Johnny -
Hello, for some reason my XP windows desktop has an Ethernet port (just the 1), and when i plug in my broadband Hub, the computer doesn't recognize the Ethernet cable , cos i don't have a driver installed. Can someone tell me a way i can install it. (preferably a link to a site where i can download it straight from)

I used the software SIW to try identify the components:

Manufacturer Dell Computer Corporation
Product Name Dimension 4550
Serial Number 58L0L0J
Machine Type AT/AT COMPATIBLE
Infrared (IR) Supported No
DMI System UUID 44454C4C-3800104C-8030B5C0-4F4C304A
UUID 4C4C4544-0038-4C10-8030-B5C04F4C304A

Disk Space Disk C: 52 GB Available, 55 GB Total, 52 GB Free
Disk D: 0 MB Available, 284 MB Total, 0 MB Free
Disk F: 1419 MB Available, 3816 MB Total, 1419 MB Free

Physical Memory 768 MB Total, 566 MB Free
Memory Load 26%

Virtual Memory 1878 MB Total, 1696 MB Free

PageFile Name \??\C:\pagefile.sys
PageFile Size 1152 MB
In use 8 MB
Max used 8 MB

Profile GUID {57b913c0-a7c0-11de-8cdd-806d6172696f}

The system clock interval 15 ms


Property Value
Manufacturer Dell Computer Corp.
Serial Number .. .

North Bridge Intel i845PE Revision A1
South Bridge Intel 82801DB (ICH4) Revision A1

CPU Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.53GHz
Cpu Socket Socket 478 mPGA

System Slots 4 PCI, 1 AGP

Memory Summary
Maximum Capacity 1024 MBytes
Memory Slots 2
Error Correction None

Warning! Accuracy of DMI data cannot be guaranteed



thanks, Please reply ASAP.

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Here is the Dell support page for your Dimension 4550

http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/product_support/en/product_support_central?c=us&l=en&SystemID=DIM_PNT_P4_4550

Good Luck
I tried to install both the R56237 and R56238 but the system still says I do not have the ethernet driver. Please help