Dell Optiplex GX780 and Windows 2008 server - Integrated nic problems
Posted on 2011-03-17
I installed Windows 2008 server(32 bit) on a Dell Optiplex 780. It's just going to be used for telephone call-accounting package, and iterated into a peer-network in that role.
The Nic is a standard Broadcom Integrated NIC 825XX series, used on Dell desktops. I cant seem to install device drivers. Dell doesn't mention 2008 drivers, and when I go to Broadcom's website it refers to Netlink drivers and NetExtreme but I cant find anything there for Windows Server 2008.
If I need to buy a nic card so be it. But this is a simple setup and I didn't expect to have to do that.
In addition, this is my first Windows 2008 server install. I see a disconnected Icon device in the system tray event though device manager says the network device is not installed. it that standard now. In earlier versions, I was not use to seeing this icon unless network hardware was present but disconnected .
Help this poor boy out, please.