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Solved: Trouble connecting to internet windows xp

Discussion in 'Networking' started by codybear56, Jan 2, 2013.

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  1. codybear56

    codybear56 Thread Starter

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    Hi everybody. I have just done a clean install of window xp onto my velocity micro promagix t1000. But i cant connect to the internet. I am trying to connect it through my linksys router. The computer has a netgear 1394 net adapter in it. According to device manager their is a driver installed for it. I tried this conection with my other laptop and it worked. So I dont think its a problem with the router. I have tried ipconfig /all but nothing comes up except Windows IP Configuration. There are a few other devices that are missing drivers. I am not sure if those are relevant. I am really confused and frustrated. So any help will be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. TheShooter93

    TheShooter93 Malware Specialist

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    This definitely sounds like a driver issue.

    On a working computer, download the latest driver for the network adapter from the manufacturer's website.

    Then transfer the installer to the problem PC via flash drive and install.

    Reboot the problem PC and you will have internet access.
     
  3. codybear56

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    So I found out its a Netgear GA311 and i did some searching and found this: http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/499

    I downloaded the stuff onto a thumbdrive. And dumped it onto the velocity micro. I followed all of the instructions that the page provided me with and still nothing. It wont even install the driver. It says it cant find one. And still no internet connection. Am i doing something wrong?
     
  4. codybear56

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    I got it to work. I was doing something wrong. I was trying to update the wrong device. It showed 1394 network adapter that it had a driver. But that was not the issue. There was a list of devices without drivers below it, two of them being ethernet controllers. I updated one and it instantly started working. I was apble to get all my ip info and ping googl. But you were right. Thank you so much.
     
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    You're welcome, glad it's working again. (y)
     
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    Just to make sure you're trying to find drivers for the correct device, let's see this:

    Click Start.

    In the search bar type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter.

    Click the + next to the pane Network Adapters so it expands, showing all installed hardware.

    Take a screenshot of this window and attach the file in your next post.

    To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file. To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.

    If you have no internet connection on the problem PC, transferring the screenshot via flashdrive or CD to a working computer is possible. If this is not practical for you, a detailed listing of the requested information will suffice, along with reports of any ! ? or X's next to the entries.
     
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