You need to roll back your network adapter driver to the one that used to work.
right click on MY COMPUTER - click on MANAGE - click DEVICE MANAGER - click + next to NETWORK ADAPTER -
you should see an adapter with an error indication
double click on the network adapter line
click on DRIVER - click on "roll back driver" and OK
that should reinstall the old driver. You might need to restart the PC for things to be fixed.
When usin my computer with win xp I can't connect to the internett...:P uhm, I've used a wireless connection for some time but now i've switced to using a cable and 1394. But, in "Network Connection" the 1394 shows and is apparantly connected but I still cant accsess the internett..
I've tried using the same cable on my laptop (with Win 7) and it works just fine
This seems to be an annoying problem with Dell laptops. It happens enough that it appears to have been a planned "feature." If you turn on your Dell laptop, and there is no power cord plugged in (you are using battery power) and no network cable plugged in, the hard-wired network device does not appear. We have three (different model) Dell laptops and we have seen this on each of them.
Usually, you can get the network adapter driver to reappear simply by shutting down the laptop, plugging in the power cable and a live network cable, and then powering the system back up. Only once have I had to actually reinstall the driver.
What's annoying is that the network adapter driver randomly disappears if the network cable isn't plugged in during power up, or if the power cable isn't plugged in during power up. It isn't really gone, since rebooting with both power cable and a live network cable plugged in usually reactivates the driver.
My previous laptop was a Gateway, and this was never an issue. Dell needs to fix this problem so that customers can successfully plug in a network cable when running on battery power after the system has already booted up.
The answer to this most aggravating problem appears to be a very simple fix in Windows which I got from another tech site - so far it has worked like a charm for me and the other user that I got the info from:
- open Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel
- select 'Set Program Access and Defaults'
- select Windows and 'OK"
Windows will run through its little routine and Bada Bing! you should be all set!
Alternatiively, you could fool with the 'Custom' settings in this same dialog box and see if that resolves your issues; but that's only if you really want to set other programs as default mail, media, messenger, etc.
im still having a problem. I have 1394 net adapter and I try to download the driver for it on my other computer and I cant find anything they all lead me to windows service pack 3. and wen I try to install this it doesnt work it cant find the place to back it up or wat ever it just brings up a menue that says retry or cancel and I cant select a diffrent directory it wont let me. so I have to press cancel cus retry doesnt work so thats very irritating! and now im stuck I have no idea how to get a 1394 net adapter driver onto the other computer. can some one please help?
Hi, I am having a problem getting onto the internet after I reformated my computer. It says 1394 conection and I called rogers and they said I am missing software. I still havent been able to go onto the internet on that computer. If someone can help me out that would be great and very appreciated, thanks.
I know youve probably already tried this but it happened to me earlier this morning. I just restarted my computer and it worked fine. Im not a computer genius but you could try restoring your cpu to an earlier date.