Lost "My Network Places" and can't hookup to net via ethernet cable, only wireless

By neil_ski
Apr 30, 2006
  1. Hi all
    I'm wondering if I deleted something (that I shouldn't have) while doing a Hijack This scan.

    I have a 5 year old Toshiba Sattelite with XP.
    I can't seems to access my "Network Places" while in "My Computer". I hit the link and it just shows me a blank screen.

    I also have a problem with my ethernet port. I have a Netgear Wireless router and it hooks into a cable modem. I am able to access the internet through the wireless router, but when I try to hookup the cable from the router directly into my laptop, I am not able to connect to the net.

    Could I have deleted something that would cause these problems?
    If so, anyone know what it could be?

    I've done a few scans over the last year, and have saved logs on them all.
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    Heres my advice, and it has worked for others when anything related to network goes co*keyed.

    First uninstall all items in network properties, such as TCP/IP etc
    Uninstall your network card by going into Device Manager.

    Power down the PC.
    Remove the NIC
    Power on the PC, and let it come to a stable state, say 2 minutes.
    Power down the PC, reinstall the NIC, power on the PC.

    This will force Windows to reload all Network related items and can take a few minutes. Once done test and let us know.
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,161   +986

    each adaptor gets its own configuration.
    use your Network Connections->Lan
    and then right-click to Properties
    select TCP/IP (ususally @ bottom)
    and ensure you have DHCP for both the IP address and the DNS.
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