Re: internet connection problem!
Let me get this straight, you're saying you installed a network card in a laptop?
Alright, your manual probably told you to ping 127.0.0.1. That's the loopback address... if you got a reply that means the NIC (Network Interface Card, I'm going to be refering to your "Ethernet Card" as a nic) works. If it doesn't, well to bad, it doesn't work.
Try pinging google:
If you get a reply it means you're connected, but you're not... you're not recieveing anything.
Sorry* read over your post again. The card must have come with the laptop.
Go to dell.com and look up your model number. Download the nic drivers for that laptop, put them on a jump drive, and run those on your laptop. I'll be back with other solutions, just have to work right now. Sorry
Ok. I want you to go to My Network Places,
On the left there will be "View Network Connections", click on that. There should be two different connections there. Tell me what is there.