New Install of old XP, cant access web?

Dell / 4300 desktop
October 10, 2009 at 15:26:45
Specs: Windows XP, P4 1.4
I just reinstalled WinXP on an older Dell 4300 Desktop. I have a lynsys hookup and it connects to the server, but wont access the web, even after I put in password. Does it have to be programed in or something? I also have cable, and it will not access either. This is I think, first generation XP, no packets yet, could that be the main issue?

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#1
October 10, 2009 at 16:06:15
The issue is that you didn't install the drivers for the network adapter.

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#2
October 10, 2009 at 17:58:30
OMG, you mean the centralized network thing with the lights and antennai? We don;t have the disk, are drivers available online?

Thanks!!


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#3
October 10, 2009 at 18:16:00
Before we jump too far ahead lets ask a simple question. You mention a server, can you connect to the server? If so the nic is working and internet is another story.

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#4
October 10, 2009 at 18:33:32
Look at the device manager.

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#5
October 10, 2009 at 20:39:03
Yes, I can connect to the sever, with good,not great signal, I did install software from the PCI card, and we also have a lynksys server. The internet runs fine with my T2 cable connected to it (different computer, cable did not work with the problem computer when I tried it), and another wireless system was in use with no problems. I don't know anything about severs, as I was dial-up before I moved here.(yay cable!)

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#6
October 10, 2009 at 21:42:45
OK. I think we have an issue with terminology.

Linksys is a brand of router not server. Hey you used the terms you had. Not an issue. It's just we need to have a clear understanding of your issue to be able to help you.

I also have cable. It goes like so

Physically
cable to modem. Modem to patch cord to router wan interface. Patch cable from lan interface on router to pc nic.

Logically
internet<>router<>pc

You write that you put in a password. Question is where/what you are putting a password into?

Usually no password is required to connect to the internet.

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#7
October 12, 2009 at 13:39:15
Well, the little computer Icon at the bottom of the screen (there are 2, the cable is disconnected) is off on startup, hen it goes on 20 seconds later, mouseover it it says computer connected. I have 100% connection on the wireless, as its 2 feet from the router, which is a 2.4 gig linksys, about 3-4 years old.

So I am connection to the router, do I need to assign a spot for this wireless device? There are 2 other cable computers on with it.

There are no yellow exclamation points in the device manager, everything is 'working'.


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#8
October 12, 2009 at 15:09:58
Sorry tater but I don't understand what you are saying. You didn't answer my question either.

I would suggest you lookup your router model on linksys site and download/follow the manual for setting up the wireless. Then do the same for the pci wireless card on how to setup the wireless client.


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#9
October 13, 2009 at 13:09:00
Ok, I will look into that, just start from basics, thanks

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#10
October 13, 2009 at 13:26:26
Ok, I think I missed a few messegas. For wireless, some sites are recommending XP Service pal 2, and I dont even have XP Service Pack 1a yet. Could this be an issue, or could it be administrative, as I do seem to be connecting to the central router.

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#11
October 13, 2009 at 16:20:44
It is amazing what service pacs fix. XP is on sp3 and I have had no issues with it.

Can any machine you have connect to the modem and successfully connect to the internet?


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#12
October 13, 2009 at 21:22:16
To my knowlege no, I have to cross over power and mouse to it. It does have USB, and I have a 3 gig? USB memory device. This is pre-service pak 1a, BUT, it does seem to link to the router itself, but not the internet. So there may be an interm problem. I don't ahve the manual on the router, and its not in my control so to speak..

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