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Internet connection on one computer but not the other?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by SoonToBeTechie, Dec 26, 2011.

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  1. SoonToBeTechie

    SoonToBeTechie Thread Starter

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    I just got windows xp 64 for my computer and completely restarted/rebooted it. (started from scratch) It successfully downloaded but I have no internet connection. I have another computer plugged into my netgear box and it works perfectly fine. I checked and made sure everything was plugged in right and restarted my netgear thing but it did not help. There is no packets coming in or out of it connection but it recognizes that I at least have something plugged in. Any ideas what is wrong?
     
  2. TerryNet

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    From where, please? Was the computer previously running a version of Windows? If so, which one, and did you run the Windows 7 Update Advisor?

    What did you download? And, how if you have no internet connection?
     
  3. SoonToBeTechie

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    The computer was running on a windows xp 64 before. My brother just killed the computer by downloading so many crappy files and games that the computer was running slow and had a virus on it that I could not remove. No I haven't downloaded that because I cant go on the Internet.

    You put the windows xp 64 cd in and it downloads a whole new system after you delete the old one. I have no clue why I have no Internet connection. It's plugged in directly to the netgear router but won't receive connection.
     
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    That would be piracy, but I've never heard of bothering with a CD to do so; therefore I am going to assume that you downloaded nothing, but actually installed XP from a valid installation CD.

    The next step is to get from your PC (or motherboard) manufacturer's web site the chipset and networking drivers and install them (chipset first). That should give you internet access and you can then get any other drivers needed.
     
  5. DoubleHelix

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    TerryNet, many people use the term "download" to mean copying from a CD or DVD.

    Very, very few computers came with Windows XP 64-bit preinstalled. I suggest you check that disk again.
     
  6. SoonToBeTechie

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    I know very few computers come with it pre installed but it was working before when I had the 64-bit running on it. It had Internet and every thing was fine. But the Internet won't work now.
     
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    So did it come pre-installed or not? Is this a legal license? Did you download Windows XP 64-bit drivers for the hardware? 32-bit drivers probably won't work.
     
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