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Cannot connect to internet after reformatting?


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Well I got a new custom system and I have getting the blue screen of death and other issues, well I just decided I should reformate... Well I reformatted but it will not connect to the internet... I left all my internet wires the same, but it won't connect. Last time I didn't have to set up anything, right when the OS was installed the first time it picked it up automatically, so why shouldn't it now? My internet is connected to a router.
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If you have a network card with ethernet lead, you will need to install the card drivers
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If you have a network card with ethernet lead, you will need to install the card drivers


Nope, its connected through the motherboard.
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By USB lead?
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By USB lead?


Erm, I don't really know, but here's something...

My computer is connected through a router, my mom's computer is the main one, then mine... Well I installed the erthernate drivers from my motherboard disk and it created a new connection, and it showed packed sent and recieved. But! When I click "support" on it, it shows no IP addresses or anything! And here's what I think is the problem..

This is my was on my mom's computer... I bet this has to do with the problem...

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Are the computer names the same, click start then right click my computer, click properties, click computer name to check full computer name
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Are the computer names the same, click start then right click my computer, click properties, click computer name to check full computer name


Both of the computers need to have the same name? We have had them different all this time and they have worked perfectly... But I did change my computer's name to David instead of Dave when I reformatted, is that the problem?
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No the computer names need to be different, it can be dave or david as long as the other computer name is different

If you open Internet Explorer and type 192.168.0.1 in the address bar, do you get a configuration page
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No the computer names need to be different, it can be dave or david as long as the other computer name is different

If you open Internet Explorer and type 192.168.0.1 in the address bar, do you get a configuration page


In the computer that does or doesn't have internet access?

If its the one that does, yes. For the one that doesn't, no.

Edited by Comrade General, 08 January 2006 - 02:09 PM.

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If you got a software CD for the router, install it
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If you got a software CD for the router, install it


No software came with the router. (We didn't buy it, the ISP gave it to use when they installed the 5mbps connection)
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Try downloading this and save it to disc (it should just fit on to a floppy as well) then load it onto the PC which won't connect

http://www.geekstogo...n=download&id=7
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Didn't work.... :tazz:

Whats weird is their is a network that says it recieving but it says IP Adress: Invalid Address

Then like submask: 0.00.0

or something, but its recieving and sending...
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Right click the network connection then click properties, you may need to click TCP/IP then click advanced to see what the details are, there should be a dot in obtain address automatically
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Right click the network connection then click properties, you may need to click TCP/IP then click advanced to see what the details are, there should be a dot in obtain address automatically


Yup, so now what?

Edit: Resolved! I just did a repair on my mom's connection and it fixed it... :tazz:

Thanks for the help though Keith.

Edited by Comrade General, 08 January 2006 - 02:52 PM.

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