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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-09-2006, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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Internet Probs on New Comp

I just built a new computer, installed win xp but was unable to get the internet working on the computer. However the internet works fine on my older computer. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Internet: Comcast

I plugged the ethernet cord to the back of my mobo
The new motherboard is a msi k8n diamond plus
installed the drivers from the cd provided with the mobo


Any ideas why i can not get the internet to work?
Thanks
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Is the network connection to that network card enabled in XP?

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Any lights flashing on the ethernet port where you plugged the cable in on the motherboard? Make sure the port is enabled in the bios and like was said above right click on the connection in Network Connections and make sure it is enabled. Comcast is DHCP so you may want to make sure TCP/IP is setup to obtain IP and DNS automatically.
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I am not sure of Comcast as I am an SBC user but some ISPs require that you tell them what the MAC or physical address of your ethernet card is before they will configure the DHCP server to supply you an IP.

Another thing to check...did you have to run any installation CDs on your old pc from Comcast? Alot of ISPs are also setup for PPTP connections in which your pc has to authenticate via a username and password before the connection will go live. This is all installed and configure by the setup CD and runs hidden in memory.
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If your plugging your pc direct into the cable modem...

First of all shame on you, get a firewall/router

Second to get it to work you need to power off the cable modem, leave it off for a few minutes then power back up then bring up your pc.

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If your plugging your pc direct into the cable modem...

First of all shame on you, get a firewall/router

Second to get it to work you need to power off the cable modem, leave it off for a few minutes then power back up then bring up your pc.


Thats correct about the MAC address too. Its best just to get a Linksys Router, the WRT54G series, and plug the computers up to that.

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alright
for some reason it just started working
I am not sure how it was fixed...
but it is working that is all i need to know
Thanks for all your help
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alright
for some reason it just started working
I am not sure how it was fixed...
but it is working that is all i need to know
Thanks for all your help
Jon
I really hope you have sort of firewall or your next post will be something like this

"HELP XP running slow"

Thanks to all the spyware, malware, trojans, keyloggers, etc.

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I am still working on getting the comp up to full speed... Since i got the dual core , i am getting some glitches on games, so im still working on getting the system updated.

Thou i have one more problem. My rear fan will not work unless i touch the blade and turn it alittle bit. After i touch it works fine, however i do not want to open my case everytime i use to the computer.
Could this be the cause of me turning off amd cool and quiet in bios?
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