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07-07-2011 11:44 AM
I installed Windows XP Pro on a DC7600. Everthing works except the Internet connection. I went to the download site at HP for this model and downloaded 2 Intel network drivers. I still cannot connect to the Internet. Can somebody tell me where I can download the drivers for this model? Thanks
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Re: DC7600 small form Ethernet driver
07-08-2011 08:04 AM
Did you update XP to the latest service pack (SP3)? If not, you should. Just to rule that out as being a cause of no internet connection.
07-08-2011 07:28 AM
Thanks for the response. I've got a weird problem. I contacted HP support and a technician told me to check the Device Manager, which I forgot to do in the first place. It shows Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet in green print. There is no yellow print, nor is there a question mark. So, I assumed that it was recognized by the computer. I downloaded the Broadcom driver sp42470 you suggested and the control panel showed it was installed okay. But, the computer still won't connect to the Internet. I'm still waiting to hear from the HP technician. Anybody have any ideas?
07-08-2011 11:05 AM
I've got a strange deal here. Twice I uninstalled the Broadcom Ethernet and installed it again. Several times I removed the Broadcom drivers and installed them. The Device Manager shows the Broadcom is okay and the program list shows that the drivers were added. The cable connection lights up when I plug it in. I downloaded SP3 on another computer and installed it on this one. Yet, I still can't get connected to the Internet. I can't figure this out. The computer shows the hardware and software to be okay and the cable connection is okay; but, no Internet connection.
07-08-2011 11:30 AM
At this point, I would recommend you order a set of quick restore disks for your PC. Cost is $10.00
All drivers are loaded with these disks and the PC is like the day it was shipped from the factory.
If it doesn't work then, the network card has some kind of hardware failure.
Here's how to order:
1. Write down the part number and serial # on top of the computer on the silver tag. The model # is an HP-Compaq dc7600, but the part number will be found on that silver tag below the serial #.
2. Call HP at 1-800-952-7689, option 1 (ordering restore disks is part of the list in the option).
3. Provide the info asked by the rep that answers the phone. Some just ask for the serial #, some want both, or they will just want the serial number and type of computer (dc7600).
4. Have a Master Card or Visa ready for purchasing. They don't take Discover. You will be charged $10.00.
You will receive the disks by First Class Mail, or you can pay an additional $10.00 for FedEx shipping.
07-16-2011 11:35 AM
Thanks for suggesting SP3. I've now got SP3 installed on my computer. Also, I had to disconnect the cables from the modem and reconnect them. I can now connect to the Internet.