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XP Pro: How to get it to my router for internet


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#1 Izzy

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 01:24 AM

Ok,

Networking a Mac and Windows XP Pro PC:

#1 My Broadband Internet Modem is connected to my "wired' router,

#2 A cable is connected from the router to the mac,

#3 A cable is connected from the router to the PC,

Mac was easy to set up as it did it automatically and I didn't have do lift a finger, it just worked.

PC - won't connect to the router full stop, I tried to ping it with its address 10.0.0.138 but it was unreachable, which means everything else is unreachable. It was when VIsta was on the machine, and the net was working when the PC had XP on it originally.

I tried connected the internet modem directed to the PC just to connect it to the internet but that was not possible either, couldn't ping that either.

I don't care about have either computer seeing each other, I only want the internet shared.

IP: 10.0.0.3
SUBNET MASK 255.255.255.0
ROUTER: 10.0.0.138
DNS SERVER: 10.0.0.138

Would be great if anyone has any ideas on my problem. XP Has just been installed after removing horrible Vista


Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Edited by Izzy, 31 August 2009 - 07:03 PM.


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#2 Izzy

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 09:32 PM

Ok, I've nailed down the problem,


ETHERNET - or network adapter thingy - 1394 Net Adapter?

Well XP can't detect Ethernet cable anyway so maybe a driver is needed

As soon as i connected my internet broadband modem XP detected its connection and installed the USB driver automatically and then I was able to install my internet model "gateway" and the net was set and ready to use, strange thing I could bypass the router and connect the Mac to my internet modem via Ethernet and use the net that way.

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 08:10 AM

Most modems do not support usb and ethernet connections at the same time

XP sees the usb natively

You need to load the ethernet drivers for your network device in XP

1394 is firewire not ethernet
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No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 03:42 PM

why is a firewire driver there when that computer doesn't have firewire?

How do I get ethernet driver installed as I only have one ethernet port?

It seems my internet modem is using USB and Ethernet at the same time without problems.

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 03:46 PM

Do you have a network adapter showing in device manager?
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Posted 01 September 2009 - 04:55 PM

haven't looked, I'm not on the XP machine right now, room is occupied by a sleeping person so I can't get in and check.

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 04:17 PM

why is a firewire driver there when that computer doesn't have firewire?


Firewire will also show up if you have a Soundblaster Audigy series sound card, for some reason...

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 06:20 AM

I can't seem to see a network adapeter showing

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 06:30 PM

Does it actually have a NIC installed? Check Device Manager, click the + beside Network Adapters. If the only thing listed in there is 1394, then you do not have a NIC with properly installed drivers. Look for something in the whole list with a yellow ! , if there is nothing in the list with a yellow ! then the PC doesn't have a NIC.

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 05:16 PM

The PC was working with the Ethernet cable when Vista was installed, I had it connected to a router, which was then connected to my modem and my other computer. So i don't know what is going on.

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 05:28 PM

What shows when you type ipconfig /all at a command prompt on the XP machine?

And just out of curiosity, why did it used to have Vista on it but now its XP?

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 06:03 PM

i'll try out that ipconfig /all in command tonight.

machine came with XP almost 3 years ago, upgraded to Vista because I normally upgrade to the latest because its normally better, except in Vista case so I went backward to XP and its much more responsive and fast compared to Vista bloated OS.




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