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Desktop cannont connect to internet (Linksys WRT54G)


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A very strange situation is going on between my laptop and my desktop (dell XPS Gen2 XPHome SP 1a).

I JUST now reformatted my desktop. I did not touch the wires connecting me to the internet. The reformatting goes well - no problems.

For some reason, my laptop can connect, wirelessly, to the linksys router, to the internet. Flawlessly. Its the desktop im worried about.

The desktop cant connect to the internet. i have downloaded and installed all the drivers i could find, all yielding to that infamous the page cannot be displayed notice.

The only abnormality that I can notice is in the network connections screen on the desktop... I only see one connection - the "1394 connection." Before I reformatted, there were atleast three, maximum five.

Im not too sure whats going on here, this needs to get fixed ASAP - i do alot of important work on my desktop...

Thanks guys :whistling:
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Have you got a software CD for the network adapter
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In my case, what would be the network adapter? If it is the WRT54G, I tried installing the driver for it, but it says I cant find an internet connection.
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Click start, right click my computer, click properties, hardware, device manager

Click the + for network adapters, is there anything other than the 1394 adapter listed
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In my case, what would be the network adapter? If it is the WRT54G, I tried installing the driver for it, but it says I cant find an internet connection.

Nope.g
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Use the laptop to download this to install on the desktop

Download and install Everest Home Edition

Run the programme, click + next to computer then summary

Look on the right for network / network adapter


You could also look at device manager on the laptop in the hope the network adapter is the same
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ok, in the process of doing it

Edited by RustedBass, 05 April 2007 - 11:14 PM.

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I downloaded it, installed it on the desktop, navigated to computer, and then summary. On the right, i saw one catagory titled network... under that catagory, it only listed "Modem." What now?
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What has the laptop got in device manager
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I hardly doubt that they will be the same, as this laptop is to only stay at my work... but...

This has Broadcam NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller

and

Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
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AH HA! In that programme you told me to install, I can see (in a different place than you directed me to) that i have a

Intel 82544XT PRO/1000 MT Desktop Adapter
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If you have a motherboard CD then it could be on that, if not we can look for a download
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i dont have a mother board CD - dell did a less than satisfactory job in providing me with the essential things... they didnt give me a motherboard CD only a reinstallation CD.
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Dell have downloads for most things which is probably why they don't send utility CD's, which is fine if you can connect to the internet :whistling:

Which make and model Dell?
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i have a Dell XPS Gen2 running XPHome SP 1a

Was an amazing comp, back in the day -.-
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