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Ethernet problem

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by clay7676, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. clay7676

    clay7676 Regular member

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    I connected my ethernet cable that i have from my computer to my wireless modem, and it's lit up on both the computer and the modem just like my other computer that has it, but the internet doesn't work. What usually happens is i go to network connections with WIndows XP and i see Local Area Connection but i don't have that for some reason. What can I do to get that or what can i do to get the internet to work?
     
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    OH and also for the computer that works with it the light blinks on the wireless modem but for the other connection with the other computer the light doesn't blink on the wirless modem. If that helps at all...
     
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    Check under device manager to make sure your LAN card is loaded correctly.
    Right click on "My Computer"
    Click on "Properties"
    Click on the "Hardware" tab
    Click on "Device Manager"

    Make sure there is something installed under "Network adapters"
     
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    I don't have a tab called network devices, although there is other devices and it shows ethernet controller with a ? that's yellow and a ! that's yellow (no driver) would installing the driver fix this and what kind of driver would this be cause i have no clue

    thanks
     
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    Yeah thats what i thought. Your LAN card isn't installed properly. So first you need to be able to identify your network card. Is this an additional card or built into the motherboard? Is your system a name brand and if so what is the name and model number?
     
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    it's built into the motherboard i'm just about sure, umm it's an hp d330
    would using the disk that came with the computer work it has drivers on it i believe but i'm not sure. if it was easier to get mine online what ever the model # is usv332044z i think it says hewelrt packard then sn: and has that code.
     
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    What operating system are you using?

    Is this a desk top, A micro PC (Small), or a slim pc (Very skinny)
     
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    windows xp it's a desktop
     
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    well that disk isn't working and i have no idea which one of those drivers is i don't remember at all what the driver was when it did work, so what should i do?
     
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    ok i installed Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Drivers for Microsoft Windows XP- just by guess and... IT WORKS

    thanks alot for the help kinda new to internet and etc

    thanks again
     
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    It is probably the first or second one. I would try both windows will tell you if it isn't the right driver for that card or not.

    You could try deleting the card from Device manager and then restart windows and see if it will automatically find and install it.
     

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