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Unable to receive internet after formating and reinstalling xp --

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January 17, 2010 11:40:33 AM

Hi i hope i am in the right section foe help! I had problem with Window 7 so I have removed it and I managed to get a genuine xp professional from a friend and have installed this on my laptop after formatting the hard drive. so now I have xp professional. My question, ..I am unable to connect to the internet via this laptop. ( i can get internet on the desktop and on another laptop – these two machines were NOT reinstalled) I also did this fix it, But still I do not receive the internet. I have tried, cmd, ping for my linksys wag354g route gateway, but i get back, "destination host unreachable .... (lost=4 100%) i have also tried, ipconfig, ipconfig/release, ipconfig/registerdns and others -- I get a message, window IP configuration which I rebooted my machine and still no luck In my network connection i can only see, 1394 connection. i tried to connect the cable from the router/gateway to my mp laptop and inserted the setup disc that came with the router/gateway and i get the message, unable to connect to the router. check cable ... the cable is fine. Also went to 1394 connection right clicked properties > internet protocol {TCP/IP} >PROPERTIES and the it is set at, obtain an ip address automatically and DNS server automatically. When i click repair 1394 connection i get a message ..... Failed to query TCP/IP SETTINGS OF THE CONNECTION. I have now installed “pack 2” from Microsoft to update my windows and still does not work Before this i used to get internet, wirelessly on my lap. can u help. thanks in advance

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January 17, 2010 11:48:53 AM

Added note:
Please note..... i did not back uo any drives as i do not have another disk. the only disk that i have installed is the xp windows.
January 17, 2010 12:17:10 PM

You need to install the driver for your network adapter.
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January 17, 2010 12:19:48 PM

can you please dell me how i do that?
pleas note, i do not have any other disc.
can you send some steps and or links that i could download
January 17, 2010 12:59:57 PM

What make/model of laptop? We're not mind readers here.
January 17, 2010 1:06:51 PM

sorry new to this
dell inspiron 6000
xp professional
linksys wag354g route gateway
1394 connection
January 17, 2010 1:20:33 PM

some more infomation

i went to system infomation > components>network>adapter> and found adapter type Ethernet
installed yes
ip address not available
default gateway not available
dhcp enabled yes
and others not available
January 17, 2010 1:26:38 PM


Download the files on a computer with Internet access and transfer to the laptop using a USB flash drive.

hi and thanks for the link. Sorry to sound stupid, i clicked on network (10)but, which file do i download
January 17, 2010 1:58:59 PM

hi and thanks for the link. Sorry to sound stupid, i clicked on network (10)but, which file do i download
January 17, 2010 2:06:07 PM

No offense but you really don't seem capable of installing the correct drivers to get this laptop functioning properly. I don't have your laptop in front of me so it's really hard to say. I would start with the Broadcom driver which should give you a wired connection.
January 17, 2010 2:10:11 PM

more info from, system infomation > components>network>adapter>and found Driver c:windows\system32\drivers\nic1394.sys {5.1.2600 etc {xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Does this the sotware for the network drive is installed?
January 17, 2010 2:11:26 PM

thanks for your reply will try, Broadcom driver
January 17, 2010 2:12:12 PM

thanks for your reply , will try Broadcom driver