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REPLACE DIALUP MODEM WITH ETHERNET CARD


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#1 philking47

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 09:06 AM

I have recently acquired a Desktop Machine running XP Pro.
It seemed ok, but needed a software cleanup.
I noticed it had a Dial up Modem installed and I run only only run broadband.
So I replaced it with a Ethernet Card out of another machine which i knew worked fine.
After Restarting the computer I saw it detected new hardware and was insatalled ok.
I checked devices and again everything was ok.
But all I had on the Ethernet Card was one light constantly lit, the send/recv. light was not lit.
So I could not gain access to the Internet.

By the way the computer is connected to my Modem via. a Belkin Router.

Please Help..!!

(Moderator edit and note: post moved to more appropriate forum. jgw)

Edited by jgweed, 27 April 2009 - 09:17 AM.


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Posted 27 April 2009 - 03:47 PM

Light is OK, means it is connected. Did you set up a new internet connection in the IE connect wizard? Can you ping your router? Have you bypassed your router and connected directly to your cable/dsl modem?

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 04:58 PM

Hi there, first of all thanks for taking time out to help me,,,,
I havnt tried any of those ,,,,,,i wonder if you explain the setup internet connection plzzzzzz
thanks
then how to ping my computer !
many thanks
Phil

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 05:32 PM

Hi !

Did you look by the USB ports to see if there is a onboard cable connection ?
Most units new enough to have XP would have the onboard network connection.

Assuming you are using Internet Explorer,
Go to the control panel
Double click the Internet Options icon
When the box opens click on the Security tab
Make sure all zones are set to the default level
Click on the Connections tab
At the bottom,right, click LAN settings
When the box opens click on the little box by Automatically detect settings to put a checkmark in it
Click OK
Click on the Advanced tab
Scroll down to Security & see if there is a "Phishing Filter"
If there is put a dot [click] in the circle by Disable Phishing Filter
Click Apply
Click OK
Try IE
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Posted 28 April 2009 - 04:35 AM

Hi there fairjoeblue,
thanks for the advise, i dont think i have onboard cable connection.

I will try what you have listed when i get home from work later today,, but i did notice last night, i have not got LOCAL AREA CONNECTION and when i try to use the connection wizard, the wizard dosent appear on the screen.

I even tried using the Wizard from the XP Installation Disc and the same happened with that.

I wonder if you make any suggestions to why that is happening !!

Thanks again

Phil




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