I am having a problem with connecting my girlfriend's computer to the internet. First off, her computer is an old Compaq that HAD a 56K modem in it, which used to connect to the internet through dial-up at her mom's house. I recently took the modem OUT of the computer and installed an Impression High Speed Network Adapter 10/100MBPS PCI ethernet card. This computer I'm using to connect to the internet (my computer) is running through a router, and of course connected to a DSL modem (Road Runner). My girlfriend's computer is also connected to the same router, and the light on the back of the ethernet card is flashing. HOWEVER, when I installed the drivers that came with the card, and tried to connect to the internet, the computer said that I might not be able to connect because it had "Limited or No Connectivity." When I tried to "repair" the local area connection (attempting to renew IP), Windows states it could not correct the problem because the following action could not be completed: Renewing IP address. Now I don't know if whoever reads this needs the "Physical Address," but when I clicked on Network Connection Details, the IP Address reads 169.259.133.57, and Subnet Mask 255.255.0.0.
Now, I do want whoever reads this to know that I am not an expert when it comes to this stuff. So, I do not know what information to provide to you right now (I.E. name of router, modems, computer specifications, etc.) that may render useful. My girlfriends computer, the one that has the problem, is running Windows HP Home, SP2. I was reading some of the other forums on here where people were having the same problem, but I'm still to much of a novice to fix this problem on my own without some assistance. In saying that, I would appreciate anyone's feedback and help. I have to get this computer connected to the internet, as we are both college students with online classes. Thanks again, and sorry this is lengthy.