Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

I Need A Network Adapter To Run Cable Internet....


  • Please log in to reply
12 replies to this topic

#1 TimSS

TimSS

  • Members
  • 10 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Location:Alabama
  • Local time:02:21 PM

Posted 24 October 2007 - 07:53 PM

I am finally making the switch from dial up to Broadband internet. The installation software that I was given says that the "Network Adapter" is either missing or not istalled correctly. I am running a MSI mainboard with windows XP and I still have the drivers and Utilities CD ROM that came with my PC.
Can someone tell me how to best install the Network Adapter that I need or do I need to purchase a
network card from circuit city? Thanks for the help.

Tim

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


m

#2 t3s

t3s

  • Members
  • 628 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Somewhere in MD
  • Local time:02:21 PM

Posted 24 October 2007 - 08:15 PM

What version of windows do you have?


“Technology does not drive change -- it enables change.”
-Unknown

 

"I'm a cannibal... I eat Crackers"

 

Hacker != Cracker

 

website is down until further notice. . . . 


#3 TimSS

TimSS
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 10 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Location:Alabama
  • Local time:02:21 PM

Posted 24 October 2007 - 08:56 PM

What version of windows do you have?


Hi,

I am running Win XP.

#4 t3s

t3s

  • Members
  • 628 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Somewhere in MD
  • Local time:02:21 PM

Posted 24 October 2007 - 09:42 PM

Hey. Sorry I didn't say that before.

Ok. Do me a favor and go to start -> control panel -> system -> hardware -> device manager.

Do you see anything listed uder network adaptors?

If so what?


“Technology does not drive change -- it enables change.”
-Unknown

 

"I'm a cannibal... I eat Crackers"

 

Hacker != Cracker

 

website is down until further notice. . . . 


#5 TimSS

TimSS
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 10 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Location:Alabama
  • Local time:02:21 PM

Posted 24 October 2007 - 09:51 PM

Hi,

I do not see Network Adapters listed under Device Manager.

#6 t3s

t3s

  • Members
  • 628 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Somewhere in MD
  • Local time:02:21 PM

Posted 24 October 2007 - 09:59 PM

Ok Then it boils down to this one last question... Is there an ethernet port (it looks like a giant phone jack) or an antena on the back of your computer?


“Technology does not drive change -- it enables change.”
-Unknown

 

"I'm a cannibal... I eat Crackers"

 

Hacker != Cracker

 

website is down until further notice. . . . 


#7 TimSS

TimSS
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 10 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Location:Alabama
  • Local time:02:21 PM

Posted 24 October 2007 - 10:05 PM

Ok Then it boils down to this one last question... Is there an ethernet port (it looks like a giant phone jack) or an antena on the back of your computer?


I do have said port and the network cable connects my cable modem to that port.
When I look inside the PC I do not see a network card. I do see a metal box that
covers the back of the ethernet jack. Someone told me that my mainboard has
the network card built in and that is why I do not see a network card.

#8 t3s

t3s

  • Members
  • 628 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Somewhere in MD
  • Local time:02:21 PM

Posted 24 October 2007 - 11:02 PM

Actually it should still be there...

Are you on dial up now?


“Technology does not drive change -- it enables change.”
-Unknown

 

"I'm a cannibal... I eat Crackers"

 

Hacker != Cracker

 

website is down until further notice. . . . 


#9 4ward_tristan

4ward_tristan

  • Members
  • 211 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:beachmere qld aus
  • Local time:05:21 AM

Posted 24 October 2007 - 11:15 PM

check your bios to see if it has been disabled.

reset your computer, when the screen goes black, keep hitting the "delete" key until you are at a blues creen.

use your arrows to navigate down to either "advanced _______" and "intergrated peripherals"

check for onboard LAN and weather its disablede or enabled.

if it is disabled, and you enable it, you may have to use the drivers on your msi cd to re-install.

rest should be smooth sailing :thumbsup:
=)

#10 TimSS

TimSS
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 10 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Location:Alabama
  • Local time:02:21 PM

Posted 25 October 2007 - 07:04 AM

Actually it should still be there...

Are you on dial up now?


I have been using dial up up for several years now.
I will check my Bios to see if they are disabled.

#11 TimSS

TimSS
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 10 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Location:Alabama
  • Local time:02:21 PM

Posted 25 October 2007 - 12:17 PM

check your bios to see if it has been disabled.

reset your computer, when the screen goes black, keep hitting the "delete" key until you are at a blues creen.

use your arrows to navigate down to either "advanced _______" and "intergrated peripherals"

check for onboard LAN and weather its disablede or enabled.

if it is disabled, and you enable it, you may have to use the drivers on your msi cd to re-install.

rest should be smooth sailing :thumbsup:


I Enabled Onchip LAN and Onboard LAN Boot ROM as well. When I go to device manager I now see
"Network Adapter" listed. I now get an error when I run the Comcast install software that says
"Win 32 not-set. I guess I will have to give their tech support a call on this one.
A big thanks to all for helping be enable my Network Adapter.

Tim

#12 t3s

t3s

  • Members
  • 628 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Somewhere in MD
  • Local time:02:21 PM

Posted 25 October 2007 - 01:30 PM

NP.

If you read this though you should try to re-install the drivers.

It sounds like theres a ton of people having this comcast-specific problem and it is yet to be resolved... Comcast wasn't of much help either apparently.

I was going to have you enable the on-board as well but I wasn't sure exactly how computer savy you were, and the step-by-step for that can take some people for ever to grasp.

If you have access to broad-band I would suggest downloading Everest.

Edited by WlkingMan, 25 October 2007 - 01:30 PM.


“Technology does not drive change -- it enables change.”
-Unknown

 

"I'm a cannibal... I eat Crackers"

 

Hacker != Cracker

 

website is down until further notice. . . . 


#13 TimSS

TimSS
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 10 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Location:Alabama
  • Local time:02:21 PM

Posted 26 October 2007 - 12:14 PM

NP.

If you read this though you should try to re-install the drivers.

It sounds like theres a ton of people having this comcast-specific problem and it is yet to be resolved... Comcast wasn't of much help either apparently.

I was going to have you enable the on-board as well but I wasn't sure exactly how computer savy you were, and the step-by-step for that can take some people for ever to grasp.

If you have access to broad-band I would suggest downloading Everest.


Comcast was able to fix all my issues over the network. This broad-band internet is awesome.
What exactly does Everest do and is it freeware? Thanks for helping me with this issue.

Tim




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users