Ethernet Driver for HP D220 MT?

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I have a

HP Compaq d220 Microtower Desktop PC
HP D220 MT (DC867A)

I'll be danged if I can come up with a good Ethernet driver for it,
without which I cannot connect with the internet of course.
Device Manager says I need a driver, and its properties (DEVICE

The Ethernet  drivers at:

do not work.  For me anyway.

Can anyone point me to a source for a working driver(s)?

If you need other info, ask and I will try to provide.

Re: Ethernet Driver for HP D220 MT? wrote:
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This is an unofficial list, and can never be complete. Still,
it suggests an Asus A7V8X motherboard would be a candidate source.
So if the only web site you could reach, was,
you could try to find a driver under that motherboard name.
I didn't do that immediately...

14e4  Broadcom Corporation
    4401  BCM4401 100Base-T
       1043 80a8  A7V8X motherboard


If we go to the Broadcom site, there's a download page. Not
all companies are equally good at doing this. Some of the companies
insist you go through your computer maker or laptop maker instead.

These are kinda small, and are probably NDIS type.

For a Windows 7 driver, it's possible the BCM4401 driver
is built-in, and that's why it isn't listed. If Windows 7
didn't have a BCM4401 driver, you could try the appropriate
"bitness" of Vista version.

Anyway, I got the WinXP one for a look. 35Kbytes. Small.

Even though I downloaded the WinXP driver, this is the INF entry.
Win2K and WinXP are very similar, in terms of making a driver work.

;------------Win2K Device List-------------------------
; very generic Broadcom 4401 A1 NIC or LOM
%BCM4401.DeviceDesc%         = BCM4401, PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4401

Note the similarity to the HP driver. An interesting "diff", is
the mention of "A1", implying there are chip revisions ? I
don't know what that means. If the differences are significant,
the "4401" part should be changed. LOM = LAN on Motherboard ???


I had a look at the HP driver.

Using 7ZIP, the INF file lists...

; very generic Broadcom NIC
%BCM4401.DeviceDesc%           = BCM4401, PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4401

That should have been sufficient to match your NIC. So it really
should have worked.

If it's WinXP, you could try looking in "setupapi.log". That is a log
file, that creates a log entry when a driver installation is attempted.
There could be something in there indicating a problem. The entries
are date stamped, and the log file "rolls over", but you should
eventually be able to figure out where todays changes went. The
log is created, at the instant the system has: New hardware,
and some driver software with matching INF. If one of the two
ingredients is missing, then there won't be a log entry. But
once the ingredients are present, the log file will indicate
how smooth it went.

C:\WINDOWS\setupapi.log  <------- today ?


The Asus download huge, but also old, and from the year 2002. 15.2MB.

It has that classis entry...

%BCM4401.DeviceDesc%         = BCM4401, PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4401

but the description text also pretends that driver treats Win2K
and WinXP slightly differently.

The file is large, because it has secondary cruft.

    This installer will install the
    Broadcom Advanced Control Suite (BACS)."

No idea what that does. The tiny NDIS thingy, is what makes the LAN work.

That chip was common enough in its time, there are probably a ton of
other sources for that thing. When designers use that chip, they do
a "dual footprint" layout, and either of two LAN chips can be soldered
into place. The 4401 is the 100BT solution, while a 57 series chip is
used if they want a GbE solution (gigabit Ethernet). So on some motherboards,
the download page has two different drivers, and its up to the customer
to figure out whether the 4401 or the other one is needed. (That's what
you can see on the Asus download page.) You've provided the exact right info,
to figure out yours is the 4401.

Asus used to have an download site, and you could
go "dumpster diving" for drivers in there. But they've disabled that
now, and navigating the site from the "front door" and looking for a
more recent driver would be a PITA. It was a great feature, while
it was there.


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How exactly do they not work? Could it be the hardware is just bad? It
might be easier to add ethernet or wlan via a separate card or USB.

Re: Ethernet Driver for HP D220 MT?

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Try this link:

if that wont work try opening a command prompt and typing ipconfig /all just to
see if your router is assigning you a proper DHCP. Best of luck.

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