Solved: network connection problem

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mon_i_ca

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Hello,

I'm getting lost in forums that are similar to my problem, but nothing seems to work really for my situation. I recently did a clean reinstall of Windows XP (Media Edition) and now I cannot connect to the internet. In my network connections I only have one "1394 Connection" and no "LAN Connection" like I was expecting. From other forums, it appears that the drivers are not installed or something for my network card and that is why I don't have that connection icon. Now... I've tried to find out what drivers I need for my network card and I have no idea. The internet worked before on my computer so I'm a little confused with what has gone wrong suddenly. I don't know how to determine the manufacturer of the card is to find a driver. I'm thinking that maybe I have an on-board LAN or something because I don't see anything that looks like a network card inside the computer. I've figured out that my motherboard is an MSI (MS-7046) but I don't know how to find out if it's on board or what. I feel like I'm going around and around in circles and not sure what to do. Maybe I'm completely off track. Any ideas? Thank you so much for your help. I really appreciate anything!

Cheers,
- Monica
 

mon_i_ca

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Thanks for both of the speedy replies. I got to the base download page at MSI earlier but was stuck at this point. I can't do the live update online because I can't connect to the internet (I'm on my laptop right now) and I'm not sure what to choose for manual downloads on the side. I'm a bit lost after platforms.

As well, when I go to the device manager, the only thing under Network Adapters is 1394 Net Adapter which is just Firewire I believe.
 
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Ok, John asked: Is the Ethernet Jack connected directly to the motherboard? This would indicate that you indeed have an on-board LAN adapter
 

mon_i_ca

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Sorry forgot to comment on that - Yes, the jack is on the MB so on-board.
 
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Here is what it says for LAN
VIA® VT6105L LAN Controller
- 10/100 IEEE 802.3/802.3u 10Base-T & 100Base-T compliant.
 

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Did you get a drivers CD with your computer? If so, that's the easiest way to get your drivers. Then you can look for possible updates.

If its a brand computer (Dell, Gateway, HP, etc.) you can usually get your drivers on their site just with your computer's model or "service key."
 

mon_i_ca

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Excellent. The drivers from the last link worked perfectly. I appreciate all the help. It was a little tricky because Windows was preinstalled on my refurbished computer so I was using my reinstallation CD from my Dell laptop and not all the drivers were the same. Perfect! Thanks again!

Cheers!
 

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You can mark your own threads solved using the thread tools at the top of the page in the upper right corner.© :)
 
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