|This one is going to be "fun!"|
Objective: To get internet going on my other computer to get drivers that I need.
I have just installed XP Pro, and have done nothing yet other than install my video card drivers.
I have been doing many hours of searching on forums, and havnt found this exact problem.
I have a 1394 network adaptor, which I cannot verify online if this is my ethernet card or not. I opened up the box and looked where my rogers cable is plugged into, and the only visiable marking is "etec". In device manager, under network adaptors, there is no other lines. Its just 1394 network adaptor.
There are many other lines that have the yellow exclamation point, but that is mainly because I have not installed any drivers yet.
In network connections, it says connected, but no packets are sent/received, it is enabled, and I have tried doing a repair/bridge connections.
I have verified that it is not my netgear router or cable, as I am on this old win98 compy and its just working fine, as well everyone elses computers are fine even when adding new computers to the house. I tried using different ports on the router.
the light on the ethernet port lights up as well.
In command menu, I typed in ipconfig and ipconfig/all and it gave me nothing.
This problem happened before, (when I first got the computer, and I had to replace the harddrive hence why I did a reformat) and a roomate I was with fixed this problem after long thought. I asked him if he remembers and he said it may have been something to do with a driver. But he cant be sure.
There is four other computers that use the internet semi regularly, all on wireless. and I had one other computer that used it till it bit the dust. (me and harddrives dont get along)
I have just attempted a power down of my rogers cablebox, the downstairs one as well as the one that connects to the router) and my router/PC.
Google has severly let me down this time, as usually I can figure out the problem, but there is very little information on how to find out what ethernet card you have other then through software. I had internet going before, and the drivers for the 1394 are from 2001... and seemingly there are no new ones....
best of luck if any of you figure this one out!