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What is the bet way to test an on board network controller on a laptop to see if it is working or maybe the software in stead. Thanks
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Connect the laptop to a working router which has internet access, using cat5 cable. If the laptop now has internet access then the network adaptor on it is ok. There is no software required for the network adaptor other than Windows XP itself so that part of your question doesn't apply here.
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That is what I thought, I can't connect through the nic controller. I can connect wireless, but the funny part is that I can only connect with netscape 8.0 and not IE 7 or Firefox. That is strange. I have eliminated the spyware focus, it is clean. I can't figure out why ie7 and firefox can't connect
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May be a malware infection that Netscape is immune to. We usually recommend using HijackThis to reveal everything that's running on your PC.
Please go here and scroll down to "Step Five - Posting A HijackThis Log"
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HI, I have figured out the problem, Someone had tried to remove Norton and didn't remove it all the way. I used the Norton removal tool and both IE and Firefox started working again. Thanks For your time.
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