Cannot get a network connection on any adapters on a previously working Vista laptop
Posted on 2011-02-18
I have a Dell Laptop with a Broadcom Ethernet NIC as well as an onboard wireless NIC. It was working previously. The user had a malware infection which was cleaned with Malwarebytes. After cleaning it the network stopped connecting. On the Broadcom I have a solid Orange LED on one side and a flashing yellow LED on the other. The wireless takes longer than usual to connect, says it's failed to connect but when I look at it, it says Limited connectivity. I can also see it connected on the WAP.
When I diagnose either NIC I get:
"The Network Adapter "[whichever adapter I'm dianosing is here]" is experiencing driver or hardware related issues.
make sure your Internet Protocol Bindings are correct...
I've disabled IPv6. I've reinstalled the latest drivers. I've reset Winsock and the IP protocol with the netSH command. I shut off the firewall and AV software as well as Windows Defender. Dell was ZERO help. Any ideas?