Networking problem on my XP (unable to connect internet)

By pedenski
Jun 14, 2010
  1. Hi, yesterday I tried to connect to a hotspot wifi and noticed that the icon on the taskbar is not visible.

    So i tried going to my network connections and didn't find the LAN or Wireless Network connection that I usually configure whenever i try to connect to other network.

    So I went to device manager and saw this annoying exclamation sign over my hardware. attached is a screenie. What do you say I should do?

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  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    Those icons indicate you have a driver problem for the devices.. tho it's odd that you suddenly have a driver problem for both yur wired AND wireless suddenly :confused:

    I think best next step is to uninstall / reinstall the devices.

    I'd first look in Add/Remove Programs to see if any LAN or WLAN entries are found and uninstall them. Then uninstall from DevMgr.
    > Intel Pro / 100 VE Net Connection and
    > Intel 3945ABG Net Connection
    Then try reinstalling the drivers from HP's web site should have them there for you to download

    fyi... is a bit troubling wired and wireless and even your 1394 device show an error.. is possible there is a bigger problem.. but suggest you first try the uninstall/reinstall per above
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,124   +982

    normally we can ignore the 1394 device (I disabled mine in the laptop) as it is Firewire device support
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