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cannot connect to internet or network

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by toymachinek, Feb 6, 2007.

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  1. toymachinek

    toymachinek Thread Starter

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    hey guys! ive been searching day and night trying to solve this problem but to no avail. any help is GREATLY appreciated.

    i just got my computer back from the company i ordered it from since the motherboard was faulty. they installed a new one and i plugged it in and turned it on and everything seemed to be ok. however, i cannot get an internet connection and cannot connect to the downstairs computer that it is networked to.

    i have an airlink wireless 802.11g pci card and am running in windows xp. the corner of the screen says that a cable is unplugged, although it is a wireless connection. i tried installing the card in a different slot but that did not work. the guy from the place i bought the computer from told me to uninstall the drivers and then install new ones but it wont let me uninstall them. does anyone have any suggestions?

    -kyle
     
  2. nathane

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    Sounds like you are getting confused with the LAN connection and the wireless connection. If you have a newtwork cable (and a hub) you should try to connect via cable.
    You should try to get the new driver for the new network card since XP can be difficult with its generic drivers.
    Do you see your network when you run the wireless network wizzard?
     
  3. toymachinek

    toymachinek Thread Starter

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    i do not have a network cable or hub and i tried to install new drivers but i wasnt able to find the correct ones apparently.

    previously i saw my network but when i opened to wizard it wouldnt let me continue and it gave me a message saying that it may not work.

    -frustrated
     
  4. JBucknoff

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    I have an HP Pavillion 9000v notebook with Vista Ultimate. Suddenly I cannot access the internet. The cable modem connects and shows the connection. Also, wifi finds my inhouse internet wifi. The Vista Network map shows the connection from the LAN (or Wifi) to the PC, but the connection from the PC to the Internet has an "X" on it.

    When I connect my cable modem to my old Win XP laptop, I have no trouble connecting. The cable internet service says that it's a Vista problem and that I should contact my PC's manufacturer.

    I have had some blue screen of death episodes as well as a number of "Windows need to correct errors on your hard drive" situations after I was forced to do a cold (push the button) restart when the PC froze.

    It sounds like there is a general problem with Vista getting internet connectivity. It may not be very widespread, but enough people are getting it so raise flags. Can anyone help with resolving this situation. I need my interenet and my old Dell Inspiron is, well, too old to be of much use to me any more.

    Thanks
     
  5. kingsauza

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    I just got a new HP 9000, it was connecting to the internet fine but after 2 days it stop connecting. It connects from the computer to the network but it just wont connect to the internet. Like the other person that posted last, i got an older computer (slower) but i need to connect with the new one. Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix that problem?
     
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