How come I cannot get on the Internet after reinstalling Windows XP?

by on September 24, 2010

Q: I recently erased my Dell hard drive that was running Windows XP. When I reinstalled it I couldn’t get any Internet! It has the Ethernet adapter built in and the wireless adapter which I put in before I erased my computer. Now there are no connections for the Ethernet or the wireless adapter! How do I make them work again.


3 Responses to “How come I cannot get on the Internet after reinstalling Windows XP?”
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    You need to download and install the drivers for your Ethernet and wireless adapter.

    Since the Ethernet adapter came with your Dell computer, you can download the correct driver from Dell’s website: http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/index.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs

    The wireless adapter will need to be downloaded from the manufacturer’s website.

     
  2.  

    the thing is the ethernet adapter doesn’t work.
    do i do it by flash drive?

     
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    Yes, you’ll need to download the drivers with a different computer, and then copy them over using a flash drive or burning them to a CD or something.