So I’ve put together a new computer. It’s all up and running, but I seem to be having some trouble with Windows XP.
The big issue is that I can’t get it to connect to the internet. There are other symptoms that go with it though. Keep in mind that this is a second computer that I want to connect to the internet (DSL) through my router. My other computer is attached to that router and working fine. Here is what I’m seeing:
Not sure if it’s related but for some reason Internet Explorer didn’t get installed. I assume it didn’t because the icon for it is there but it’s not associated with anything. When I click on it I get prompted for which program to run it from.
When I open up Network Connections there are no connections. It’s blank. Running the wizard doesn’t help. The only thing that works is to go into administrative tools > services and manually start up the “Network connections” and “Network Location Awareness” services. I have switched these from manual to automatic but they still won’t start up on thier own when the computer reboots. When I start them I then get the connection to show in Network Connections
Once I get the network connections to show I can’t get it to connect to the Internet. The Router shows a connection, the network card is installed, but I can’t make the connection. I have tried changing the TCP/IP properties to obtain the IP address automatically (same as the computer that is working) but no connection. I even entered in the IP and subnet stuff in the connection and still nothing.
I’m stumped… I’ve tried everything I can think off. I’ve tried the onboard network card and nothing. Disabled the onboard and installed a new network card… nothing. The device manager is showing everything running fine. There weren’t any hiccups during the windows install.
I just can’t see where the problem lies. Any idea’s?