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Windows XP Internet Connection Problems

By chimp
Feb 26, 2008
  1. Hey all, haven't posted here in forever. :monkey:

    I installed vista for the third time, realized once again that i hated it, and now have reinstalled windows XP. The thing is, for some reason I cant connect to the internet.

    Heres two screen shots of my connection:
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    My mobo is the p5n32e-sli, perhaps it could be a driver related problem? My house has a LAN set up, my pc not being the host. My pc shows no response when i unplug or plug my internet cable back in...maybe the cord could have been damaged some how?

    Appreciate the help, chimp:approve:
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,022   +590

    1. verify there's no problems with the driver.
      use the device manager->Network Adapters and expand the [+].
      there should be no red or yellow marks on the devices
    2. please describe ALL hardware from the modem to your pc (include device-make-model)
    3. post the results from run->cmd /k ipconfig /all
     
  3. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    1394 connection is not your LAN connection. From my understanding its like a firewire connection for network sharing.

    You need to make a new connection

    This isn't really my area. joebeard will know

    Edit:I didn't realize that you had already responded joe
     
  4. chimp

    chimp TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks guys, heres my pc, modem and router info:

    PC:

    Mobo: Asus P5N32-E SLI
    CPU: Intel E6320 core 2 duo
    RAM: 2G DDR2 pc-6400 rev2
    HD: 320G SII
    GFX: 8800 GTS 512mb oc
    PS: ocz 700 watts

    Modem:

    Speadstream 5200

    Router:

    Motorola, model WR850G

    It seems there aren't any problems with the driver according to the device manager, and when i did the "run->cmd /k ipconfig /all", it just stated Windows IP Configuration, with nothing else in the cmd box.

    Thanks again for all the help here guys :)
     
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,022   +590

    that's what I thought. your adapter is not running and is not getting ANY information
    from the router to configure the TCP.

    That router is wireless. you need to configure the router using a WIRED connection.
    Once that is done, you use the Network Wireless Wizard to access the router.
     
  6. chimp

    chimp TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the help again, though i have still not solved this problem. I'm aware the router is wireless, but i wish to set up a wired connection with it because my bathroom wall's piping blocks the signal. How would i go about configuring the router with a wired connection? I've tried setting it up by following various user guides but they deal mostly with wireless connections. I've had a wired connection with this system going for a long time, so i know its possible.

    In my device manager i have a list of unknown devices, and im nearly certain the P5N32-E sli has a built in network card.

    I appreciate the help guys :)


    EDIT: I also have 2 "Other PCI Bridge Device" in my device manager, and it claims the drivers arent installed. Are these most likely motherboard specific drivers? I can't find much good from Asus.com
     
  7. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    Probably need to install the ethernet drivers. This download should do it.
     
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