Network Interface Card

By Lorla ยท 10 replies
Dec 9, 2006
  1. My internet was acting up for over a month. Howard had tried to help me with running Hijack This, and other programs and nothing seemed to work.

    The problem was that IE and Firefox would not work at all, secure web sites would not work on AOL, but AOL worked fine other than that.
    We never did discover the problem after MANY attempts.

    I finally gave in and wiped my hard drive yesterday only to boot it back up and discover I have NO internet now. So I called my broadband company and a tech worked with me for an hour or more. He discovered that when I click on the LAN connection, that it says it's connected. BUT.. when I use IE it says page not found for everything. AOL now says no connection, and windows update says no connection.
    He did some more digging and found that I have no IP address. He tried to force it to find one, he tried uninstalling and reinstalling, resetting the modem and several other tricks, to no avail.

    His final advice was to take it in, and ask someone why my Network Interface card is not registering an IP.

    Now.. we checked inside and it appears its integrated onto the motherboard.

    Our question is (a very uneducated question).. can we purchase a new non integrated card and install it, bypassing the non working one?

    Also.. could this be a sign of the hard drive or motherboard giving out? No other problems are evident since the reformat and reinstallation of Win XP.

    Thank you!
  2. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Well AOL never connects :haha:

    To answer your question about the PCI Network card ( like Linkys or something right? ) You can get that and just disable the one onboard from the Device Manager

    Hope I helped :)
  3. Lorla

    Lorla TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    Ok.. I'm giving myself away as a complete ***** here.. but ...

    In Device Manager.. the only thing I see is the Network Adapter, which then lists the Intel Pro/100 VE Network Connection. (And MWL Filter Miniport)

    Is the adapter listed the same as the network interface card? Or am I looking at the wrong thing?

    The one on the motherboard says "InNet/Stewart" on it... (if that means anything..)

    Thanks again!!
  4. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    If you want to disable the onboard lan then the best way would be to do it in the bios as windows will not then detect it!!!!
  5. Lorla

    Lorla TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    Sounds great.. but unfortunately way over my head..
    Is there an easy way to do that?

    If I'm nervous.. perhaps I should back out now. :eek: :)
  6. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Have a look in your mobo manual and that should tell you exactly how to do it!!:)
  7. Lorla

    Lorla TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    uh oh.. I don't think I've EVER had a manual for a motherboard.. for any computer I've had.


  8. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Ah ok rik, I always thought you disabled it from Device Manager ;)
  9. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    You can do it that way, but doing it in the bios is bettter!!:)
  10. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Ah ok, thanks Rik ;)
  11. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    disable from windows for now
    add the new card and software try and connect
    the bios may use same IRQ for onboard and another device may conflict
    start ,accessories,system tools,system info ,Hardware Resources ,conflicts
    it may be the modem you are using has gone bad ,have you tried a diff machine
    AOL is not the greatest of providers
    post a ipconfig /all
    start/run type in CMD hit enter
    type in black box ipconfig /all
    copy as txt
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