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#1 cocomade

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 10:15 PM

We have another desktop for our home. Already have two existing desktops and a laptop on our home network. The desktop we are adding is not new. Need to know what we need to get or do to get this connected to internet. I was told this computer may have had a virus infection, so I am not sure what to expect, but just want to see if it will connect first of all.

HP a6050y

Our internet is from our cable provider

DPC2325 cable modem

MiniToolBox by Farbar Version: 18-01-2012
Ran by Peggy (administrator) on 29-01-2012 at 20:46:07
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium (X86)
Boot Mode: Normal
***************************************************************************

========================= IE Proxy Settings: ==============================

Proxy is not enabled.
No Proxy Server is set.
========================= Hosts content: =================================

::1 localhost

127.0.0.1 localhost

========================= IP Configuration: ================================

Intel® PRO/100 VE Network Connection = Local Area Connection (Connected)
Realtek RTL8169/8110 Family PCI Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0) = Local Area Connection 2 (Media disconnected)


# ----------------------------------
# IPv4 Configuration
# ----------------------------------
pushd interface ipv4

reset
set interface luid=loopback_0 forwarding=disabled advertise=disabled mtu=0 metric=0 metric=0 nud=disabled basereachabletime=0 retransmittime=0 routerdiscovery=disabled managedaddress=disabled otherstateful=disabled weakhostsend=disabled weakhostreceive=disabled ignoredefaultroutes=disabled
set interface luid=ethernet_1 forwarding=disabled advertise=disabled mtu=0 metric=0 metric=0 nud=disabled basereachabletime=0 retransmittime=0 routerdiscovery=disabled managedaddress=disabled otherstateful=disabled weakhostsend=disabled weakhostreceive=disabled ignoredefaultroutes=disabled
set interface luid=ethernet_2 forwarding=disabled advertise=disabled mtu=0 metric=0 metric=0 nud=disabled basereachabletime=0 retransmittime=0 routerdiscovery=disabled managedaddress=disabled otherstateful=disabled weakhostsend=disabled weakhostreceive=disabled ignoredefaultroutes=disabled
set interface luid=ethernet_4 forwarding=disabled advertise=disabled mtu=0 metric=0 metric=0 nud=disabled basereachabletime=0 retransmittime=0 routerdiscovery=disabled managedaddress=disabled otherstateful=disabled weakhostsend=disabled weakhostreceive=disabled ignoredefaultroutes=disabled
set interface luid=ethernet_6 forwarding=disabled advertise=disabled mtu=0 metric=0 metric=0 nud=disabled basereachabletime=0 retransmittime=0 routerdiscovery=disabled managedaddress=disabled otherstateful=disabled weakhostsend=disabled weakhostreceive=disabled ignoredefaultroutes=disabled


popd
# End of IPv4 configuration



Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Peggy-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8169/8110 Family PCI Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-14-D1-1B-A0-F9
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel® PRO/100 VE Network Connection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-FC-07-F6-95
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::994a:3af:1b11:d168%8(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.209.104(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 201333756
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{DEBC9612-EA9B-4758-A0CF-2D4CA5140075}
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5efe:169.254.209.104%9(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
Server: UnKnown
Address: 127.0.0.1:53

Ping request could not find host google.com. Please check the name and try again.

Server: UnKnown
Address: 127.0.0.1:53

Ping request could not find host yahoo.com. Please check the name and try again.

Server: UnKnown
Address: 127.0.0.1:53

Ping request could not find host bleepingcomputer.com. Please check the name and try again.



Pinging 127.0.0.1 with 32 bytes of data:



Reply from 127.0.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128

Reply from 127.0.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128



Ping statistics for 127.0.0.1:

Packets: Sent = 2, Received = 2, Lost = 0 (0% loss),

Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:

Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms

===========================================================================
Interface List
10 ...00 14 d1 1b a0 f9 ...... Realtek RTL8169/8110 Family PCI Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)
8 ...00 1b fc 07 f6 95 ...... Intel® PRO/100 VE Network Connection
1 ........................... Software Loopback Interface 1
9 ...00 00 00 00 00 00 00 e0 isatap.{DEBC9612-EA9B-4758-A0CF-2D4CA5140075}
11 ...00 00 00 00 00 00 00 e0 Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
===========================================================================

IPv4 Route Table
===========================================================================
Active Routes:
Network Destination Netmask Gateway Interface Metric
127.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 On-link 127.0.0.1 306
127.0.0.1 255.255.255.255 On-link 127.0.0.1 306
127.255.255.255 255.255.255.255 On-link 127.0.0.1 306
169.254.0.0 255.255.0.0 On-link 169.254.209.104 276
169.254.209.104 255.255.255.255 On-link 169.254.209.104 276
169.254.255.255 255.255.255.255 On-link 169.254.209.104 276
224.0.0.0 240.0.0.0 On-link 127.0.0.1 306
224.0.0.0 240.0.0.0 On-link 169.254.209.104 276
255.255.255.255 255.255.255.255 On-link 127.0.0.1 306
255.255.255.255 255.255.255.255 On-link 169.254.209.104 276
===========================================================================
Persistent Routes:
None

IPv6 Route Table
===========================================================================
Active Routes:
If Metric Network Destination Gateway
1 306 ::1/128 On-link
8 276 fe80::/64 On-link
9 281 fe80::5efe:169.254.209.104/128
On-link
8 276 fe80::994a:3af:1b11:d168/128
On-link
1 306 ff00::/8 On-link
8 276 ff00::/8 On-link
===========================================================================
Persistent Routes:
None

========================= Event log errors: ===============================

Application errors:
==================

System errors:
=============
Error: (01/29/2012 06:34:10 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: i8042prt

Error: (01/29/2012 06:34:10 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: Parallel port driver%%1058

Error: (12/24/2011 05:33:06 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: i8042prt

Error: (12/24/2011 05:33:06 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: Parallel port driver%%1058

Error: (09/10/2011 07:03:01 AM) (Source: EventLog) (User: )
Description: The previous system shutdown at 10:55:04 PM on 9/3/2011 was unexpected.


Microsoft Office Sessions:
=========================

========================= Memory info: ===================================

Percentage of memory in use: 29%
Total physical RAM: 2045.87 MB
Available physical RAM: 1434.11 MB
Total Pagefile: 4312.04 MB
Available Pagefile: 3489.83 MB
Total Virtual: 2047.88 MB
Available Virtual: 1962.52 MB

========================= Partitions: =====================================

2 Drive c: (HP) (Fixed) (Total:225.58 GB) (Free:187.21 GB) NTFS
3 Drive d: (Recovery) (Fixed) (Total:7.31 GB) (Free:0 GB) NTFS
9 Drive j: () (Removable) (Total:3.74 GB) (Free:0.04 GB) FAT32

========================= Users: ========================================

User accounts for \\PEGGY-PC

Administrator Guest Peggy


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Posted 30 January 2012 - 12:42 AM

I assume this desktop does not support wireless internet connections. If this is the case, you'll need an ethernet cable. Connect this cable to the back of the desktop and the other end of the cable into your modem/wireless router. This procedure should look similar to the other desktops you have in your home who are connected to the internet.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 07:13 PM

Yes,it apparently doesn't support wireless. The other desktops have some sort of adaptor which provides a wireless connection. One adaptor was provided by the cable company. It is ASMZ EZ connectg 802.11g Wireless USB 2.0 adaptor. Hopefully we will get this newer desktop running and want to use this same procedure. I'm not sure exactly what I need to look for to get one of these adaptors.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 12:58 AM

Yes,it apparently doesn't support wireless. The other desktops have some sort of adaptor which provides a wireless connection. One adaptor was provided by the cable company. It is ASMZ EZ connectg 802.11g Wireless USB 2.0 adaptor. Hopefully we will get this newer desktop running and want to use this same procedure. I'm not sure exactly what I need to look for to get one of these adaptors.


Adapters are pretty easy to find these days, even in simple computer stores. They are also very cheap! :) A wireless adapter should be the answer to your problem.

Here's a link to wireless adapters from Newegg. I've been ordering from them for years and trust them. Free fast shipping, great service.

If you need something sooner, then check around your local shops for a Wireless N adapter. Wireless N is the current wireless standard that supports the fastest wireless speeds. You might see some wireless adapters that support only up to Wireless G, which is the previous standard (which is what you have going with you ASMZ EZ connectg) which will do you just fine, but as Wireless N is so cheap, it's good to be ready for the future! ;)
**Anything over 50$ I would consider unnecessarily expensive for what you're looking for.

I use this wireless adapter for my desktop, to give you an idea. 20$! It's all you need :)

Edited by babicz, 31 January 2012 - 12:59 AM.


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Posted 26 February 2012 - 12:42 AM

Thank you for that link. I am waiting for that adapter to be restocked. In the meantime, I have the computer connected to the router with ethernet cord. But stil cannot get internet. Any ideas where to start? I have found out that this computer was badly infected and then wiped clean hoping to clear up the issues. I'm not sure when the internet connection was lost or any other details, but would like to get this computer up and running to replace our much older desktop with much less hard drive space.




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