Solved: Interface Card Problem

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kenziesmom

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Here is the information about my computer.

Windows XP Media Center Edition
Dell Inspiron 1501 (laptop)
AMD Turion(tm) 64X2 Mobile
Technology TL-50
1.60 GHz 896 MB of RAM
Physical Address Extension

My problem has something to do with the interface card, I think. An error message came up saying something about that card and a network. I deleted it thinking it didn't relate to me because I don't have a network. Well the Internet seems to work OK except the Realarcade website doesn't detect I'm connected.

Any help will be appreciated.

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pam


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How do you connect to the internet?
Dial-up or cable or DSL?

By any chance did the message relate to the Network Interface Card, as "Interface card" could be anything.

If you use cable or DSL with a router that connects to the ethernet port, then you do indeed use the Network Interface Card.

If you connect via dial-up you do not, that should have no effect on connection to one particular site in either event.

If you use the card, it must be working to access the web.

If you do not use it (e.g you have dial up) then it would have no effect on one site.

When errors occur, it is best to carefully write them down.
 

kenziesmom

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Hi kiwiguy'
Yeah, it did say "Network Interface Card". Since I'm not on a network I didn't think it related to me. oops...I know, I should be more meticulous about error messages. Sorry about that. Is there anything I can do to check on the status of the Network Interface Card? My internet connection is DSL.
 
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If you connect to DSL using the ethernet port, you are indeed on a network and you are indeed using the network card.

Look in Contol Panel - System - Hardware - Device manager - Network adapters, see if any "?" or "!" in yellow are present.
 

kenziesmom

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All righty then! No ? or yellow signs under Network Adapters so I guess there's no problem.

Thanks
 
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