Dell Vostro 270 Unable to recognise Realtek Network Card & Cable During Install


I have a Dell Vostro 270 which i have rebuilt to Windows 7 Professional 64bit & when i go to install the network card the error comes up as

The RealTek Network Adapter/Controller was not found.
If Deep Sleep Mode enabled Please Plug the Cable

I have reset the Bios. tried in safe mode, Unseated & re seated the RAM Module inside left out for 10 mins still with no joy. I am really mystified by this as it has never happened before

Could someone please advise?

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Ben HartConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Have you tried teh drivers straight from realtek?<br>RTL8111C/RTL8111CP/RTL8111D(L)<br>RTL8168C/RTL8111DP/RTL8111E<br>RTL8168E/RTL8111F
not sure how your W7 was installed, but I would try the Intel Chipset for Vostro 270 and then the Realtek NIC driver located here:
ps, do you have any yellow exclamations in the Device manager besides the NIC?
helpfinderIT ConsultantCommented:
as pjam wrote, do a chipset driver install first.
also check if your laptop has hardware switch to turn wifi/bluetooth on and off - if so then check if it is not turned off
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I had some issues getting a realtek card to work in a vostro computer before and had to switch to intel and it worked just fine. When I would put the card in, it wouldn't let the computer post. It was strange... Maybe that computer just doesn't like that card?
phillipnorAuthor Commented:

Went to the RealTek website & now working OK

Thanks for your help!
Ben HartCommented:
Umm if you went to the Realtek website then pjam did not suggest that.
phillipnorAuthor Commented:

Yes quite rightly so many apologies!

I will put this right.
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