Connection to the internet

March 19, 2013 at 09:27:15
Specs: Windows XP Pro, AMD Athlon64 3700 4GB
I have made my own computer using a, now defunct, Abit KN8 motherboard. I am using a BT Home Hub 2.0 router which works fine with two laptops that I have, but it won't work with the DIY computer. (Which works perfectly OK in other respects).

I am connecting the BT router to the computer via a LAN socket on the KN8 Motherboard and when I run the BT set-up disc, I get a message to the effect that it can't find my BT router. I have tried changing the USB jumper settings on the motherboard to no avail and I have had a look at the CMOS set-up (TAB-Del when you switch on). All to no avail. Can anyone suggest anything? - politely!

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March 19, 2013 at 09:55:03
Is the onboard network port enabled in the BIOS? Did you install the network driver?

Here's the board:

The drivers will be found here:

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March 19, 2013 at 09:58:23
Thanks for that, riider. I'm a slow worker, so you'll have to allow me time!!!

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March 19, 2013 at 10:15:31
Look at the back of the computer to see if there is an Orange light at the connection point of the patch cable. If none is seen then either the network adapter is not enabled or the cable is defective or you may have the other end of the cable in the wrong type of port on the router.

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