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I recently built a computer with a p4 motherboard, with a brand new hard, i tried installing windows 2000 upgrade version, as i do alot of networking, but the only problem im getting with windows 2000 it doesnt reconise the ethernet port, its turned on in the bios, and installed through control panel and system properties, but still does not want to work, how can i solve this problem without buying a network adaptor or a new operating system. can anyone help, its driving me nuts ???

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Right Click on My Computer
Properties
Hardware Tab
Device Manager

Is it displayed under network adapters or does it have a red/yellow exclamation mark next to it under unknown device?

If under unknown locate the drivers and install them.

If it is in the network adapters tab try pinging a website:

Click Start
Run
Type cmd and hit enter
Type ping www.fixya.com
If you get a response there should not be an issue

If you do not get a reply

Ping your modem (e.g. ping 192.168.10.0)
All modems vary so be sure to look your model up at http://www.portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/routerindex.htm

Pick any program once you have selected yours as we are only searching for you modems default IP.

If you can ping your modem but not connect to the internet type the ip for your modem into a internet explorer window

This should bring up your modem's GUI and allow you to log in (default user and password are generally admin/admin or administrator/administrator)

Once in here verify your WAN account credentials by assuring your name and password match the ones assigned to you by your internet service provider.

If none of my mentioned methods work I would assume it is faulty hardware.

Good Luck!

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Hi there
It could be a simple matter of bad drivers, go to the motherboard manufacturers website look for your model mobo and download the lan/network driver.
Then go to device manager and uninstall the lan, reboot the pc and reinstall the drivers you just downloaded

post back if any more problems

Good luck

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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