cant connect to the net using ethernet cable

February 7, 2010 at 08:52:13
Specs: xp
just moved in with the gf and tried connecting my pc
to the internet, i have it tried plugging it into both the
belkin router and straight into the virgin media box, but
still cant get it to find the connection, i know the
cable is fine as iv tested it on the gf's macbook the pc
is 8 yrs old and havent changed a thing, can anyone
help me with this situation ?

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#1
February 7, 2010 at 08:57:26
ohh i forgot to mention that iv also reinstaled windows as my pc
was getting messy and i decided it needed a fresh start, thanks

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#2
February 7, 2010 at 09:04:43
Do you get any indication that it is trying to connect, such as the icon of two computers shown in the System Tray?

Open a command prompt (hold the Windows key, tap "r", then type "cmd" and press enter), type "ipconfig /all" and press enter. Report back what you see when doing that both with the cable unconnected and connected.

Finally, if you open device manager (search Google if you don't know how), do you see anything with a question mark, exclamation point, or red X on it?

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#3
February 7, 2010 at 09:22:05
thanks

when i ipconfig all i get

windows ip configuration

host name ............... : samurai-2590f67
primary dns suffix .....:
node type .................: broadcast
ip routing enabled ......: no
wins proxy enabled ....: no

ethernet adapter local area conection:

media state ..................: media dissconected
description ...................: NVIDIA nForce mcp networking
adaptor

physical adress .............: 00-0c-6e-1a-d7-40

this is both pluged in and unpluged

there are not any problems in device manager and in the
system tray its the 2 lil computers with the red cross >.< i
hate that red cross

thank for your help i hope this gives you an idea of the
problem ;)


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#4
February 7, 2010 at 09:53:40
media state ..................: media dissconected
ethernet nic enabled?

In the lan adapters did you install tcp/ip? Set to assign ip automatically?


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#5
February 7, 2010 at 10:12:47
That means it isn't even detecting that the cable is plugged in. If you are sure the cable is OK, then the Ethernet card in your computer might be damaged.

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#6
February 7, 2010 at 15:07:21
" i know the cable is fine as iv tested it on the gf's macbook"

Since this is a recently reinstalled system make sure the nic drivers are installed [this can be checked by going into device manager], the interface enabled and tcp/ip installed and configured.


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