internet won't connect (seemingly)

December 5, 2005 at 18:22:21
Specs: Win XP pro SP2, P4 3ghz / 1GB RAM

I have two computers. In my old one (AthlonXP 1ghz) I have an internal ADSL modem (Daewoo DW-8000p). I put it in my new one (the P4) and it won't connect to the internet. All settings, IP info, driver version, EVERYTHING in the P4 is identical to the working AthlonXP computer. Even the lights on the modem say everything is working properly and the connection in the system tray says it is connected. I have uninstalled the drivers and put the modem in different slot but the internet still won't show. I have a dynamic IP if that helps. This is very annoying!!! The only difference between the two computers that I could maybe think being a problem is that the P4 has an integrated ethernet port which I have disabled.

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December 5, 2005 at 19:38:08

I uninstalled the internal modem and took it out and tried an external modem in the P4's integrated ethernet port (re-enabling it). It is the same problem. The modem is working perfectly, all the lights say it is working.

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December 6, 2005 at 23:17:19


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December 7, 2005 at 14:20:28

1. Disable the Windows XP firewall and see if you can connect now. if you weren't using it and just installed the SP2 upgrade you do now and it's probably misconfigured.

2. Go to the command prompt and enter


If you get 5 OKs back your adapter is working properly. Next enter


and get your gateway IP address. If it comes back blank you are not connected to your ISP no matter what the funny little blinking lights say. If you do get an address ping that and see if you get an OK.

If your adapter and/or internal modem aren't working, go into Hardware Configuration and see if the devices show up and if there's an exclamation mark across either of them. If there is uninstall the driver and reboot. Your PC should reinstall the drivers and fix the problem. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT DRIVERS AVAILABLE FOR THEM. If you have a setup disc run that to re-install the drivers. You probably want to d/l the latest drivers from the manufacturers' websites and install those.

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December 7, 2005 at 18:21:41

I hooked up my router which I haven't used for a while. The internet works now through the router only. I think the router did something awhile ago to my external modem as only the 2 original computers hooked up to the external modem/switch work with modem only, not needing the router.

The IP with using the router is:

IP Adress:
Subnet Mask:
Default Gateway:

I still can't access the modem with the proper IP adress.

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December 8, 2005 at 12:53:11

Here is a link describing my external modem problem:

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