1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       04 Aug 2015 #1

    Windows 10 Internet problems


    Hi,

    A few days ago, I did the free upgrade on my Dell XPS 8100 from Windows 7 to Windows 10. I have noticed that I cannot access the internet with Google Chrome, Apple's Safari, and Internet Explorer 11 except for Microsoft's Edge browser. Also, I downloaded the new updated Weatherbug app yesterday, and I cannot get that program to load. I am using Windows Firewall and Microsoft's Defender as a firewall and an anti-virus program. Is there a setting that I need to do in order for any program to use the internet? I was doing fine with Windows 7, but Windows 10 has a lot of issues. I hope Microsoft will release some updates to make that new OS better than it is right now.

    David
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  2. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       04 Aug 2015 #2

    I decided to go back to Windows 7. I could net get this new OS to work on my computer. Hopefully, Microsoft will continue to fix those bugs in Windows 10 because it's not ready for everyone to use.

    David
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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       07 Aug 2015 #4

    I am having the same issues with my Desktop, Did not have the same issue with my laptop (thank goodness) or else I would have been unable to post this. Hope someone comes up with a resolution quickly. Otherwise Windows 10 has rendered my desktop unusable other than as a rather large brick.
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  5. Joined : Aug 2015
    USA
    Posts : 10
    WIN 10
       16 Aug 2015 #5

    georgezielinski said: View Post
    I am having the same issues with my Desktop, Did not have the same issue with my laptop (thank goodness) or else I would have been unable to post this. Hope someone comes up with a resolution quickly. Otherwise Windows 10 has rendered my desktop unusable other than as a rather large brick.
    Initially I was having the same issues, with WIN 10 disconnecting from the network and internet at what seemed random intervals. I determined that there was some incompatibility with the on-board NIC in the Dell 8100. Looking at the device manager I would see that the NIC had been disabled or that no driver was installed. Rebooting generally resolved the issue after I again enabled the NIC. In an effort to deal with the problem I ordered another PCI NIC to replace the on-board NIC, but I couldn't get the new NIC to install. However, somehow since that time I've had no issues with disconnects. WIN 10 is playing nicely with the on-board NIC. I have no idea what may have changed, or whether the chance "fix" is permanent and I would very much appreciate anyone providing me with a better understanding of what's going on here.
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  6. Joined : Aug 2015
    USA
    Posts : 10
    WIN 10
       17 Aug 2015 #6

    Consul51 said: View Post
    I decided to go back to Windows 7. I could net get this new OS to work on my computer. Hopefully, Microsoft will continue to fix those bugs in Windows 10 because it's not ready for everyone to use.

    David
    The On-board internet controller on the Dell 8100 is not compatible with WIN 10, and there isn't an updated driver. There is, however, a cheap solution. Purchase and install a HiRO H50218 PCIe Ethernet adapter for about $15 at Amazon. Before installing the new NIC first enter the BIOS and disable the on-board controller, a Broadcom Netlink Gigabit Ethernet controller. In the BIOS look under Chipset options to disable the on-board NIC. Now install the new NIC in an available PCIe slot and reboot. At the logon screen it will appear that you don't have an internet connection, but once you log on WIN 10 will find and install the proper driver automatically. That's it.
    Last edited by Dan Jay; 18 Aug 2015 at 08:59.
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  7. Joined : Aug 2015
    USA
    Posts : 10
    WIN 10
       17 Aug 2015 #7

    Consul51 said: View Post
    I decided to go back to Windows 7. I could net get this new OS to work on my computer. Hopefully, Microsoft will continue to fix those bugs in Windows 10 because it's not ready for everyone to use.

    David
    The On-board internet controller on the Dell 8100 is not compatible with WIN 10, and there isn't an updated driver. There is, however, a cheap solution. Purchase and install a HiRO H50218 PCIe Ethernet adapter for about $15 at Amazon. Before installing the new NIC first enter the BIOS and disable the on-board controller, a Broadcom Netlink Gigabit Ethernet controller. In the BIOS look under Chipset options to disable the on-board NIC. Now install the new NIC in an available PCIe slot and reboot. At the logon screen it will appear that you don't have an internet connection, but once you log on WIN 10 will find and install the proper driver automatically. That's it.
    Last edited by Dan Jay; 18 Aug 2015 at 08:59.
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  8. Joined : Aug 2015
    USA
    Posts : 10
    WIN 10
       17 Aug 2015 #8

    Consul51 said: View Post
    I decided to go back to Windows 7. I could net get this new OS to work on my computer. Hopefully, Microsoft will continue to fix those bugs in Windows 10 because it's not ready for everyone to use.

    David
    The On-board internet controller on the Dell 8100 is not compatible with WIN 10, and there isn't an updated driver. There is, however, a cheap solution. Purchase and install a HiRO H50218 PCIe Ethernet adapter for about $15 at Amazon. Before installing the new NIC first enter the BIOS and disable the on-board controller, a Broadcom Netlink Gigabit Ethernet controller. In the BIOS look under Chipset options to disable the on-board NIC. Now install the new NIC in an available PCIe slot and reboot. At the logon screen it will appear that you don't have an internet connection, but once you log on WIN 10 will find and install the proper driver automatically. That's it.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  9. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       17 Aug 2015 #9

    I am using a Wifi USB called Edimax that has helped me use the internet. I no longer use the ethernet port anymore. I have successfully installed Windows 10 by doing a Windows 7 clean install, which has helped me to use all programs and to use any browser. I'm not sure why the previous Windows 10 installation did not work when I used the Microsoft's Media Installation Tool. I am glad I got everything to work finally. It did take a long time to do the Windows 7 updates since I had over 230 of them. I also backed up my Windows 7 hard drive before I did the clean installation. I guess that fixed all my problems.

    All in all, I am liking Windows 10 with all of the new features that I have use and explore. Thanks for your recommendation.

    David
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