Ethernet connection does not work

Hi Experts,

I recently had to re-install Windows 7 on my Dell PC. Afterwards, it would only recognize the Wi-Fi adaptor to connect to the Internet.  I assumed it was because it hadn't installed the Ethernet driver.  I downloaded all the Windows updates and installed all the drivers but it would still not find the Ethernet connection.  I took the Wi-Fi card out of the PC and re-installed Windows 7 hoping it would find the Ethernet connection.  That didn't work either.

Do you have any ideas how to fix this problem?  I would like to get the Ethernet connection corrected before proceeding with downloading all of the Windows updates.

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Soulja53 6F 75 6C 6A 61 Commented:
Is the ethernet adapter an onboard one or add in?  Is it seated in the slot properly. If onboard is it enabled in tye BIOS? Have you tried a different ethernet card?
dddwAuthor Commented:
It is an on board one. There were no issues with it prior to reinstalling Win 7. It appears to be slotted ok. I haven't tried a different card. The device manager doesn't show an ethernet card installed. I don't know how to check if it is enabled in the bios.  How do I check that?
dddwAuthor Commented:
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dddwAuthor Commented:
I finally got it to work by reinstalling the drivers again

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Great. You got it working. :-)
dddwAuthor Commented:
It was a software driver issue.
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