Hi There, My apologies if this is a repeat post...I hunted the forum but couldn't find a solution for my problem. Left a job two weeks ago, for confidentiality the employer had to "wipe" my laptop and re-install Windows 7 Pro from the CD. Since getting the computer back, the computer won't recognize that the internet exists. Device manager lists 6 devices that do not have drivers installed, listed under "other devices", including: - base system device - ethernet controller - network controller - PCI Simple Communications controller - unknown device (X2) ...not sure how to fix that without internet access, or if this is even the root problem. On the plus side, I have two laptops. The non-work laptop does have internet access, it just lacks the functionality I need to do my job. Suggestions? Thanks in advance!