Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Rebooted Windows XP, Internet Help


  • Please log in to reply

#1
2020Lemon

2020Lemon

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 22 posts
so i tried fixing my computer but ended up erasing everything, i have no internet now, it says i need specific drivers to connect to the internet, where can i get these drivers or download them. thanks
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
SRX660

SRX660

    motto - Just get-er-done

  • Technician
  • 4,345 posts
Without more information we cannot help you. Your system spec's would help. Are you using a dial-up modem. or high speed cable or telephone? Are you on a ethernet? do you use a router? We just don't have enough info to advise.

SRX660
  • 0

#3
2020Lemon

2020Lemon

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 22 posts
i am using a dell dimension 3100, high-speed cable modem, from a router.
the internet works when its connected directly to the modem, but not when
its connected through the router
  • 0

#4
SRX660

SRX660

    motto - Just get-er-done

  • Technician
  • 4,345 posts
From the netgear website:

# Check that all cables attached to the router and computer are secure.
# Check the Internet LED is lit. If it is not, troubleshoot light status, as explained in the router manual.
# Check the LEDs for the ports with cables are lit. If not, move the cable to a different port. If there are still no lights, then troubleshoot light status, as explained in the router manual.
# Check if the LED on the Ethernet adapter is lit. If it is not, then troubleshoot the adapter, do not continue this document. If the adapter is not NETGEAR's, contact Premium Support, or the manufacturer.
# Power off the router.
# Power the router on again.
# If you still cannot log on to the router, then do a hard reset on the router, as described in Forgot or Lost Router Password.

1. Run the router's SmartWizard. This lets the router discover whether you have a static or dynamic IP address, and whether you are using PPPoE to connect to your ISP. (For routers without this utility, go to Step 5.)
2. If a dynamic IP address is discovered, go to Step 6.
3. If PPPoE is discovered, configure your router with the username and password from your ISP. Click Apply to enter the data. Go to Step 8.
4. If a static IP address is discovered, configure your router with this information given by your ISP: the IP address for your router, the address of the ISP's DNS, and the address of the gateway. Click Apply to enter the data. Go to Step 6.
5. If the Smart Wizard does not find an IP address:
1. Power off the router.
2. Power off the modem.
3. Power on the modem.
4. Power on the router.
5. Go back to Step 3.
6. Click Test to access NETGEAR's online test page. If the page displays, then you have Internet access!
7. If the page does not display in a minute, see No Internet With New Router, Computer or Adapter: MAC Spoofing.
8. Find out if the modem's IP address can be seen by looking at the Router's Status Page, as described in the manual. If not, then reboot the modem, router, and computer, in that order — waiting for each to completely reboot before rebooting the next.
9. If the modem's IP is seen, then there is a problem with your browser's settings. Your security may be set too high for the Internet service you are trying to use, or your browser may be configured for a dial-up connection. In Internet Explorer you check this using Tools > Internet Options > Security > Default Level. If the slider is set to "High", change it to "Medium". Click Tools > Internet Options > Connections. If the radio buttons in the center are not greyed out, then settings for a dial-up connection are being used.

Warning: If you are a dial-up user converting to a cable or DSL connection, some software will not work when both types of configuration are present. Configuring your new connection may stop your dial-up connection from working. You may have to configure to connect one way or the other.

The connection setup i use is to first power up the modem until i get the internet link flashing( modem fully operational), then i power on the router until it is fully operational, then i power on the computer. If you cannot get a connection, your setting are wrong.

You should have a Cd that came with your router that you can use to get to the setup wizard. On my Netgear router i can access it by opening up a browser and typing in www.routerlogin.net in the address field. Then a window will open asking for admin name and password, and after that i can manually setup the router.

If you have a Netgear router you can download a info PDF here that tells you how to setup the router.

http://kbserver.netg...ads_support.asp

Just find your router in the list and look for the setup download. The same thing apply's to other brands of routers. All will have PDF's on how to set them up.

SRX660
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP