We have a Dell Inspirion 8200 whose network port is not functioning.
The Lan icon is missing from network connections. Under device manager the ethernet card is not functioning and needs drivers installed. When I install the drivers from Dell nothing changes. It stil tells me to reinstall the driver.
I went out and bought a PCMIA ethernet card. It recognizes the card, but will not install the drivers to that card with. It was a netgear GA511.