Posted 09 August 2013 - 10:13 AM
My computer running Windows Vista died. The repair place says it needs a new mother board. In the mean time I dug out an older Windows XP machine. Everything works except connecting to the Internet. When I start Internet Explorer I get a screen that says "the page cannot be displayed". I follow the instructions for checking my connection settings: Tools>Internet options>Connections>LAN Settings>Automatically detect settings> OK. This does nothing. I open the control panel and click Network Connections and the screen is empty. I click on Create a new connection. This opens the connection wizard. I click: connect to the Internet > set up my connection manually > connect using a broadband connection that is always on > finish. This does nothing. Help! I know I have an active broadband connection. I am posting this from my iPad over the same connection.
The computer is a Dell Dimension 4600, Windows XP home edition, version 2002, service pack 2, pentium 4 CPU, 2.80 ghz, 1.00 GB of RAM.
My Internet connection is through Comcast cable. I have a RCA modem and a Netgear wireless router. This computer is connected directly to the router using an Ethernet cable rather than wireless. Everything is connected the same as the Vista machine it is replacing.
What else do I need to do to get connected?
HP a6009n, windows vista home premium SP2, AMD 64X2 dual core processor 3800+, 2.00GHz, 3G ram, 32 bit operating system, AOL