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Getting XP to recognize a wired connection?


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#1 Azshmo

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 10:07 PM

I just installed boot camp for my Mac, and now have a partition with Windows XP.

Usually in the bottom right corner there's some sort of "network connections" prompt, but I got nothing this time.

So I went to the control panel, network and internet connections, set up or change internet connection, new connection wizard, set up connection manually, connect using a broadband connection that is always on, and then it tells me that everything should be good to go.

But it's not. It doesnt even seem to be aware that I have an ethernet cable connecting me to a router. The wired connection works fine on the computer with OSX, just not XP for whatever reason. Any idea why this might be?

Edited by hamluis, 03 November 2010 - 02:24 PM.


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Posted 03 November 2010 - 07:48 AM

Go to Device Management (Start/Run...type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter) and tell us what is reflected as detail under Network Adapters.

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 11:29 AM

Besides what Louis said.

Does the Windows machine in question have a wireless connection built-in besides the wired? If this is a lap top then it probably does. Windows will automatically look for and use the wireless connection first.

The wireless connection will need to be disabled in order for Windows to use the wired connection.

Disabling the wireless can be done in a couple ways. I usually just go to the network connections folder. Right click on the icon representing the connection and select disable. That forces Windows to now find and use the wired connection.

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 02:14 PM

My mac pro doesnt have a wireless card.



Under network adapters it says "1394 Net Adapter"

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 02:53 PM

Sorry. My misunderstanding. The problem is on the Mac side? So to speak.

Edit; Thanks Thrillhouse. Understood, just mis-spoke\typed.
corrected.

Edited by ThunderZ, 03 November 2010 - 03:56 PM.


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Posted 03 November 2010 - 03:02 PM

to ThunderZ: he said it is a mac using xp through boot camp. I looked up boot camp, appears to be a boot loader for dual booting xp on a mac.

To the OP: go to start, run, and type
cmd
and press enter. Then type:
ipconfig /all
and press enter. Right click and choose mark. select all the texts and then paste it into your next post. It sounds to me like bad tcp setting.

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 03:47 PM

Pretty sure I did this right....


I typed in ipconfig /all and pressed enter, and all it says is:


Windows IP Configuration

C:\Documents and Settings\Ben>



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Posted 03 November 2010 - 04:43 PM

Try this ipconfig /all >> c:\ipconfig.txt

then navigate to c:\

Open up ipconfig.txt

Copy and Paste all contents.

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 04:47 PM

All the text file says is "Windows IP Configuration"

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 04:53 PM

My mac pro doesnt have a wireless card.



Under network adapters it says "1394 Net Adapter"


This is a firewire port, not a nic. You have no network interfaces that you can get online with installed. Best place to get them is your cards' manufacturer's website. I don't know what model mac you have but if you tell us I will help look it up and find the software. Most pc's have intel or broadcom so probably one of those.

Edited by thrillhouse, 03 November 2010 - 04:55 PM.


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Posted 03 November 2010 - 04:58 PM

That's weird, since it works on OSX fine.


Anyway, this is a dual processor 2009 Mac Pro.

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 04:58 PM


My mac pro doesnt have a wireless card.



Under network adapters it says "1394 Net Adapter"


This is a firewire port, not a nic. You have no network interfaces that you can get online with installed. Best place to get them is your cards' manufacturer's website. I don't know what model mac you have but if you tell us I will help look it up and find the software. Most pc's have intel or broadcom so probably one of those.


Firewire can be used to access Networked resources: http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20060122094032529

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 05:09 PM

^pretty cool.

Try going into device manager and right clicking and search for more hardware and see if the card installs itself. All I can find is that mac pros use intel cards but not which ones so you'll have to do some googling from there.

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 05:15 PM

^pretty cool.

Try going into device manager and right clicking and search for more hardware and see if the card installs itself. All I can find is that mac pros use intel cards but not which ones so you'll have to do some googling from there.

I right clicked on network adapters and selected "scan for hardware changes." Is that what you meant? I'll ask around on Mac Pro forums.

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 11:34 AM

yea but I guess it didn't work. You just need the right driver, but I don't know what that is




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