See All Buying Options. I noticed that the connection lights were yellow instead of green on the powerline ethernet adapter it is connected to. Though, I haven’t had a chance to try power-cycling the computer, and I won’t have access to the computer again for a couple of weeks. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? I checked out all of those services and they all appear to be running aside from Computer Browser.

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If it gets you several days of no problems, I wouldn’t mind power cycling every once in a while. To boot from the thumb drive or cd, you may need to set boot order options in the bios and set the cd or thumb drive as the first boot option or you could press F9 sometimes F12 to bypass bios boot order and manually choose the boot device.

Download Alexa for your Windows 10 PC for free. Share your thoughts with other customers. Either way, I apologize for the long wait! I haven’t had access to the computer, but I’ll try power-cycling the motherboard next weekend when I’m home for Easter Break. See if Windows detects the adapter and you’re able to access the Internet through its connection. Virus Problem, Please Help. If it doesn’t, you may wanna start using hibernate instead of sleep, but if the adapter disappears when resuming from both sleep and hibernate, you’ll be better off with another nic.


You can download a Linux distro iso of your choice and burn it to disc or create a bootable thumb drive. I did a little bit of research and others have had this problem as well with this particular computer.

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Please try your search again later. A thumb drive is recommended because of the faster access times compared to disc.

Connect the ethernet cable to the pc and powerline adapter and boot off the Linux volume. Originally Posted by Whimsicott Though, what is the difference between sleep and hibernate?

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Originally Posted by johnwill. Adxpter fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. If it still isn’t detected in Device Manager, shutdown, unplug AC cord for 10 seconds press power button as if to turn it on. See All Buying Options.

Dell XPS 8300 – Network Adapter Problems

I hope this is just the Ethernet adapter failing and not a sign of a larger problem. That reinforces my hope that it is simply a manufacturing defect or a design flaw.


Also, you may not have a blank disc readily available. Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question. Did you try a bios update? Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

Be the networ to review this item 0. Here are the system logs for the last 7 days. If a service is not running, open it’s properties and check the dependencies. Can you get access to a Linux Live CD? Image Unavailable Image not available for Color: Originally Posted by Whimsicott.

I really don’t want the entire motherboard to fail. Disable power saving of the adapter as described earlier and then set the pc to never sleep and leave it for as long as you can in an attempt to reproduce the problem. After using it for a bit. This computer is running Windows 7.