If we can id the adapter we can try going to the mfrs web site to try and find the drive. Thanks ahead of time. All forum topics Previous Topic Next Topic. The other option I have is to “choose which driver to install” i then get a big list of drivers to choose from and again I have no idea where to even get started. Once I fail to update the driver I get an error saying “there was a problem with hardware installation, your hardware may not work properly” and I am then back to square one.

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I would recommend waiting until they are available rather than getting drivers from other sources. I’m assuming this is the correct order?

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Is there a certain order? Hopefully it will tell you which flavor of nic you have.

dimension drivers (mainly ethernet controller) – Dell Community

Restoring or Installing Windows on ethernett Dell Computer. The first one worked like a charm!!! My main concern is getting the ethernet controller working.

The second time I did a recovery I used the resource cd and was able to load most of the drivers. Intel Chipset – Helps Windows control system board components and controllers. Dell’s site will not support dell dimension 8300 ethernet controller as it is Windowsso I am stuck on how to proceed. Do controlled have the resource cd?

Dell Dimension and Ethernet Controller Install for Windows Server – Dell Community

The other option I have controllre to “choose which driver to install” i then get a big list of drivers to choose from and again I have no idea where to even get started. Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as you type.

Sound Card – Enables and enhances the audio controller. All forum topics Previous Topic Next Topic. The only exception to that order is that the Desktop System Software should be installed before anything else if that file is available for the computer.

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Dell dimension 8300 ethernet controller is a huge problem for me because without internet access, I cannot attempt to update any other drivers on the system, nor can I access it in anyways to work with it. Is there 3800 way to know which things I need to download and which ones I don’t need? The Chipset needs to be the first driver to load.

Thanks ahead of time. My dad bought his dell dimension about years ago, he still works fine, but recently dell dimension 8300 ethernet controller asked me to format and reinstall his pc, i did everything including installing drivers for audio, and ethernet but the sound still doesn’t work, anyone knows what this is? Using third-party sources runs conhroller risk of using generic and thus possibly incompatible or unstable driver packages, outdated packages with unfixed bugs, or worse – “value-added” drivers drivers that come with ethhernet than ethenet a driver, like spyware, etc.

As Chris said, this is only dell dimension 8300 ethernet controller ongoing problem with the support site We do need to determine which nic is in the system.

Dell XPS – Audio only working in certain programs. Has Dell stopped supporting some of the older models or something?? I’ll need to do this after reboots. If my answer was helpful, please click: I have frequently used the Dell Support page for drivers for Dell towers and laptops in the past.

We are looking into it. I did all of that and got all of the other drivers installed but for some reason it does not recognize the ethernet controller driver when I install it. I have tried to download and install “Broadcom diagnostics utility” and “Broadcom driver” onto the Dimension but I keep running into trouble with these and don’t know if this is even what I’m supposed to be doing. I too am a user. So how do i do it? Could still be a failure in the ethernet dell dimension 8300 ethernet controller on the motherboard even though everything dimejsion on the motherboard is working.