I CAnnot connect to the internet.. i was trying to free up some space on my gateway pc, and tried removing rarely used programs. I manually removed components necessary to connect to the internet.. I somehow deleted the ethernet hardware or something.. and cannot set up new connection as there is no lan icon.. How can I fix this issue ? is there something I can download to my laptop and somehow transfer to my desktop pc?
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-checking connectivity to router open command line and type :ipconfig" and hit enter find entry called default gateway you need the ip it is set to now in command prompt "ping GATEWAYIP" (replace GATEWAYIP with the ip from above)
If ping fails you need to check to make sure your router or adapter is not faulty. Or undo any static ip assignments you may have.
If it worked try to run "ping 188.8.131.52" (this will test if router is routing to internet)
If it fails and the step above works you need to power cycle the router or replace if it dosen't work.
Now if everything works so far try this "ping google.com"
if it fails you have a DNS problem you can fix this by useing goggles Free DNS server. How to Link:http://code.google.com/speed/public-dns/docs/using.html
If that workes: You may have a Internet explorer related issuse. Fix by Running a Virus Scan Remove any IE toolbars Clear all IE settings
IE toolbars: and IE settings: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd364987.aspx
Are you connecting to your own wireless router? If yes, have you changed anything in its configuration, or inadvertently reset it? If you're connecting to someone else's router (neighbor, etc.) it could be that they have locked you out. Does the wireless network show as secured? This sounds more like a security issue than hardware or driver.
There are a few thngs that may not be right here. Assuming the pass phrase is correct...
You may be using the incorrect type or wpa setup. There are 4 types of wpa shown in windows 7 for example and each is slightly different. So you may need to try connecting using all of those before you get them to talk.
If your are connecting but not getting out then you may need to manually enter in your ip, gateway and dns numbers. My home network uses fixed numbers so I can do vpns to certain places. This means that instead of all the numbers being supplied by my router each one gets entered in. This may be your case.The ip numbers you will need will be one to assign to your computer, a netmask something like 255.255.255.0 a gateway number which is the ip number of the router connected to the mode, and the DNS numbers. These are the numbers your isp will give you and lets your computer translate names to numbers. When you put in www.fixya.com , DNS translates that into a number address that your computer understands.
Those are the two things that have to work before you get out to the internet on a a encrypted ro secure connection.
hopefully you have the drivers for it, if you do, uninstall them, shut the computer down, remove the card, start the machine, shut it back down and install the card and restart it and install the drivers when asked
If not done allready, setup the lan IP address and default gateway in win98 Click MyComputer-ControlPanel-Network-Double Click TCP/IP Adapter for your 3com device-insert LAN info for IP Adress-subnet mask, Gateway and your Internet service providors DNS Addresses info Tab's (3x different Tabs "IP Adress" "Gateway" "DNS Configuration")
IP Adress will be at least one number higher than your gateway address and not allready being used by other PC's on your network and gateway address will same as your router interface address subnet mask will be the same for all PC's on your network.
For 3com and Netgear routers LAN setup is usually
Gateway = 192.168.1.1
Subnet Mask = 255.255.255.0
IP Adress = 192.168.1.10(choose alternate number than 10 if allready used by another PC on your network, try to use round numbers, must be a number higher than 1)
Once all info is entered click OK (this may trigger a database info update message and task)now your LAN is setup and ready to talk to your network
Restart PC and try browsing again. May possibly require reinstallation of the TCP/IP client (you double clicked this to setup your LAN in Win98) or reinstallation of the IIS(Internet Information Services)component found in, Add/Remove Programs-Add/Remove windows components and then try LAN setup again if this does not work first time round