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No internet access on XP. ipconfig is blank


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#1 johnny12345

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 02:18 AM

I've searched high and low for an answer but can't figure it out. I've installed XP on 2 different computers but they simply refuse to connect to my network with the only thing showing up in Network places being my 1394 Firewire adaptor and ipconfig is blank when I try it. I can ping myself just fine though and the computers connect to the network just fine when running Ubuntu. Help?

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#2 Clifford Tan

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 03:55 AM

Hi Johnny,

If 1394 Firewire adapter is the only connection that shows up in the Network Places, then this maybe an indication of the following:

1. bad NIC(network interface card)
2. driver not install properly
3. corrupted driver files.
4. NIC does not exist.

Can you go to Start->Settings-Control Panel- System->System properties->Hardware tab. Then in the Hardware tab, click the device manager. Check your Network Adapters to see if your NIC driver shows up here. If the NIC driver does not show up here, then open up your computer and reseat the NIC card. When windows started loading up, it should automatically detect the new device and prompt you for the driver's disc. If windows does not detect the device, try remove the NIC card and put it into a different pci slot and repeat the process.

To get all computers connected to your network, the NIC connection must exist in your Network Places. Try the above and let me know how you get on.

Edited by Clifford Tan, 06 October 2010 - 03:58 AM.

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#3 johnny12345

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 01:24 AM

Thanks for the help man. Turns out I just needed to install some drivers.




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