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My Dell laptop cant connect to internet, I get cannot find

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My Dell laptop can't connect to internet, I get cannot find server message, I think it could be missing files or drivers can you help.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Networking
Expert:  Anthony Brewster replied 6 years ago.

Hello, please check your device manager..


1) Click Start
2) Right-Click My Computer
3) Click Properties
4) Click Hardware Tab
5) Click Device Manager


Do you see anything here with a yellow ! or ? symbol by it? Anything that looks to be not installed or does everything have a + by it?



Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Ethernet Controller

Multimedia Audio Controller

Network controller

PcI modem

video controller(vga compatible)

all are yellow with !

Expert:  Anthony Brewster replied 6 years ago.

There's our problem. Can you give me the model or service tag of your dell?



Example: Dell Inspiron 6400

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Dell Inspiron 6000
Expert:  Anthony Brewster replied 6 years ago.

Thanks! Please download your most up-2-date drivers from Dell using the link below.



You will need to download these below and install them on your laptop. If you need to use a Flash Drive to transfer them over to that laptop.



1) Audio

2) Chipset

3) Conexant Driver Only (under communication)

4) Broadcom Driver (under network & Dell Wireless or Intel which ever one you got)

5) Video (whichever one you got)



DELL: 1-800-999-3355






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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
When I try to download drivers the only option I seem to be getting is to install them which I don't want to do.
Expert:  Anthony Brewster replied 6 years ago.

Im not sure I understand. This is what you do.



1) Go here:


2) For example, choose the down arrow for Audio

3) Click on the word Sigmatel - Driver

4) New page opens

5) Click Download

6) Save the file to your desktop




Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I'm not getting the option to save a box opens up asking me to install or not install.
Expert:  Anthony Brewster replied 6 years ago.
Its not doing that on my side. Do you have your Dell Drivers & Utilites Disc?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Expert:  Anthony Brewster replied 6 years ago.

I see your in the UK, although that should not matter, go ahead and try this link below from the Dell UK Drivers Site.



Does that make a difference? Also, make sure you are using only Microsoft Internet Explorer when doing these.




Customer: replied 6 years ago.
No same things happening it wants to install.
Expert:  Anthony Brewster replied 6 years ago.

Please use the form below and order your recovery disc for this laptop.



Backup CD



After you get it, you will have all your drivers for the laptop.





For your Ethernet Internet, this is what you need below if you can get it to download. os=WW1&osl=en&deviceid=2966&devlib=0&typecnt=0&vercnt=1&catid=-1&impid=-1&formatcnt=0&libid=5&typeid=-1&dateid=-1&formatid=-1&source=-1&fileid=111674



This is how it shows on my end just so you can see what I told you is what is should do.





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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
error code 500 coming up on backup cd link
Expert:  Anthony Brewster replied 6 years ago.
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I'll do that thanks.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Hi phoned number you gave me given new no. dept closed last night tried again this morning put through to technician he couldn't hear me I couldn't hear him he phoned me back we still couldn't hear each other. back to square one, what do you suggest now?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Have you replied?
Expert:  Anthony Brewster replied 6 years ago.

Then order your recovery disc using the link below, or take your laptop to a computer shop to get your drivers for you.