Can't get online after Windows XP update

February 19, 2011 at 09:41:29
Specs: Windows Vista
My computer crashed due to a bad virus and I had to replace the hard drive. I've reloaded Windows Xp and all. Everything was working well. Last night when i shut down their was a message that windows was updating 1 of 45 updates and not to turn the computer ogg, and that it would shut off automaticcally. Which it did. However the next mornin gI can no longer get on the internet.

This machine is a Dell XPS 400 desktop and is connected to the internet through a Trendnet router.
My laptop also is connected through the same router and modem and it is working flawlessly. I just keep getting messages on the desktop that I'm working off-line.

What happened to my connection, am I going to have to re-load Windows XP to correct this?

Any help would be appreciated.

Nditty


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#1
February 19, 2011 at 11:44:47
In the File menu of Internet Explorer, un-check "Work Offline."

Unrelated to your query:
After reinstalling the operating system, did you make sure you installed all the device drivers?

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#2
February 20, 2011 at 02:34:05
nditty, Another thought (SWAG?). I run XP so they may be different? M$ updates in mine often reset the security settings in IE to 'high'. In mine, anything higher than 'med' blocks downloads. Yours?
HTH
Ed in Texas

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#3
February 20, 2011 at 12:43:35
Thanks for your replies, but I discovered that when Windows XP did some updates it foaled up my IP address and renamed it, so my router wouldn't let my computer connect to the netwoirk.

I reentered the MAC address of the desktop, it reassigned the correct IP address and now everything is fine.

Nditty


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#4
February 20, 2011 at 16:45:22
What you may be able to do on your router is specify an IP address for each MAC address on your network. That way your computer can be setup to automatically retrieve an address and it will always be the same one.

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#5
February 20, 2011 at 19:43:03
Thanks for the suggestion, I'll give it a try.

Nditty


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#6
March 17, 2011 at 21:35:41
how do you do this...I am having the same problem after reinstalling windows XP. lap top gets online, desktop doesn't. can't figure this out.

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#7
March 18, 2011 at 13:31:56
Hi Primitivepete. It's usually best to start a new thread because your circumstances may be different. The Networking board would be the most appropriate place.

As a starter, I'd check to ensure the desktop is set to receive an IP address automatically and the router's Admin settings haven't blocked the desktop's MAC address.

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