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April 4, 2005 8:04:36 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware,microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

I have a broadband connection. I have just installed Win XP Pro on a new
computer and want to connect to install the initial updates. The new
machine is based on a Gigabyte motherboard and has 2 on-board LAN Ports, one
Gigabyte Ethernet and the other Gigabyte Ethernet (PCI-E Gigabit). Both
provide data speeds of 10/100/1000Mbps.

The instruction manual originally provided by my ISP refers to the necessity
of configuring the computer for access to its services and to do this it
says the TCP/IP stack in the computer must be configured.

My old system (Win ME) has been reformatted several times and reconnecting
to the net has simply been a question of inserting the ISP's CD and filling
in my username and password. I've never had to think about confuring the
TCP/IP stack or use any wizards. The ISP's CD handled everything.

That process isn't working when I plug the Ethernet cable into the new WinXp
machine and insert the CD .

Is a new install of Win XP 'internet ready' or do settings need to be made?
Internet Explorer is on the desktop but I'm loathe to start blindly delving
into stuff like TCP/IP stacks which is way beyond my know-how.

Is there a standard procedure for establishing a broadband connection or do
I, as the displayed message informs me have to contact the ISP's helpline,
usually a lengthy, time consuming process.

Tia,

RoS
Anonymous
April 4, 2005 8:04:37 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware,microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

There is a wizard for almost everything in XP... click
START/hover on ALL Programs/Accessories/Communication and
you'll see New Connection Wizard


"RoS" <kermitbaby@bigpond.com> wrote in message
news:o YjW%23wNOFHA.2936@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
|I have a broadband connection. I have just installed Win
XP Pro on a new
| computer and want to connect to install the initial
updates. The new
| machine is based on a Gigabyte motherboard and has 2
on-board LAN Ports, one
| Gigabyte Ethernet and the other Gigabyte Ethernet (PCI-E
Gigabit). Both
| provide data speeds of 10/100/1000Mbps.
|
| The instruction manual originally provided by my ISP
refers to the necessity
| of configuring the computer for access to its services and
to do this it
| says the TCP/IP stack in the computer must be configured.
|
| My old system (Win ME) has been reformatted several times
and reconnecting
| to the net has simply been a question of inserting the
ISP's CD and filling
| in my username and password. I've never had to think
about confuring the
| TCP/IP stack or use any wizards. The ISP's CD handled
everything.
|
| That process isn't working when I plug the Ethernet cable
into the new WinXp
| machine and insert the CD .
|
| Is a new install of Win XP 'internet ready' or do settings
need to be made?
| Internet Explorer is on the desktop but I'm loathe to
start blindly delving
| into stuff like TCP/IP stacks which is way beyond my
know-how.
|
| Is there a standard procedure for establishing a broadband
connection or do
| I, as the displayed message informs me have to contact the
ISP's helpline,
| usually a lengthy, time consuming process.
|
| Tia,
|
| RoS
|
|
Anonymous
April 4, 2005 8:04:37 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware,microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

Hi,

You may need to install the driver from the motherboard CD first, usually
this is all you will need to do as XP is very network friendly (almost too
friendly), otherwise click start/run and type netsetup.exe to run the setup
wizard.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"RoS" <kermitbaby@bigpond.com> wrote in message
news:o YjW%23wNOFHA.2936@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>I have a broadband connection. I have just installed Win XP Pro on a new
> computer and want to connect to install the initial updates. The new
> machine is based on a Gigabyte motherboard and has 2 on-board LAN Ports,
> one
> Gigabyte Ethernet and the other Gigabyte Ethernet (PCI-E Gigabit). Both
> provide data speeds of 10/100/1000Mbps.
>
> The instruction manual originally provided by my ISP refers to the
> necessity
> of configuring the computer for access to its services and to do this it
> says the TCP/IP stack in the computer must be configured.
>
> My old system (Win ME) has been reformatted several times and reconnecting
> to the net has simply been a question of inserting the ISP's CD and
> filling
> in my username and password. I've never had to think about confuring the
> TCP/IP stack or use any wizards. The ISP's CD handled everything.
>
> That process isn't working when I plug the Ethernet cable into the new
> WinXp
> machine and insert the CD .
>
> Is a new install of Win XP 'internet ready' or do settings need to be
> made?
> Internet Explorer is on the desktop but I'm loathe to start blindly
> delving
> into stuff like TCP/IP stacks which is way beyond my know-how.
>
> Is there a standard procedure for establishing a broadband connection or
> do
> I, as the displayed message informs me have to contact the ISP's helpline,
> usually a lengthy, time consuming process.
>
> Tia,
>
> RoS
>
>
April 6, 2005 3:25:57 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware,microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

ISP's news server had a group where I was pointed to a site where an updated
ISP broadband cable client could be downloaded. Had searched the ISP site
byt hadn't found this site. When copied to a CD, the whole process went
through in 15 secs!
RoS
!