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I tried to find out the MAC address in my notebook by Run → cmd → config /all but I didn't find it there. How do I find the MAC address of my laptop?
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Troubleshoot broken network adapter on laptop

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Laptop Wireless Adapter Periodically Vanishes from Computer Manager

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Network card dies when trying to wake up laptop from sleep

I have a Dell XPS 1640 laptop (aka Dell Studio XPS 16), running Vista. Whenever the laptop wakes up from sleep, my Broadcomm LAN card immediately dies. Any attempt to access it completely locks up ...