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Cannot connect to router after installing windows


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Hello,

I've install windows XP freshly on a new HD. Before installation I disconnected the network cable, then installed, installed SP3 (I had the SP3 inst. file ready), installed Avast + updates, installed Subnet firewall. Then shut the computer down, connected the cable, turned it back on.

Went to Network Connections and spent a very long time trying to create a Local Area Connection. Don't seem to even have this option. Th wizard keeps leading me through not so relevant options and..... I just don't know what to do.

Help would be greatly appreciated....
SOADA

Forgot to mention - I connect through a router that is always on, using a physical cable (ethernet they call it?).

Edited by S.O.A.D.A., 25 March 2009 - 06:26 AM.

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Press start then run then type devmgmt.msc
then press <enter>

Or

Right click My Computer then choose Manage then Device Manager

Do you see any yellow ? or !
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I use my own customized console for that : )

In the mean time I've taken my old wireless out of the closet, installed it and installed all updates I could find, including drivers. But some it doesn't seem to be able to find on MS Updates:

There are two yellow question marks for:
1) Other PCI Bridge Device
2) SM Bus Controller

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And I've disabled my 1394 Net Adapter under Network Adapters.
Since I'm not sure what it does, I guess you can you could right it off to good old user superstition....
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I keep telling that to other people when I'm working on their computers - never throw away the disks that come with your hardware, always keep'em handy (it seems those are the first to be thrown away religiously when someone buys a new computer, I mean, they might keep old candywrappers for future reference, but not their system drivers). Yet when it comes to my own computer, I become stupid..... Anyways, I'm going to visit my mother today, and I think my motherboard's disks are there - my saving grace. If not it's the ole' "open the box, look at what's written on the MB and try finding the drivers online" routine, right?

: )

Sorry for having wasted your time, thanks for the help : )
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pretty much..
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