Question about Computers & Internet
First of all you need to make sure that the onboard LAN chip has been recognized and its driver installed. For that right click My Computer, Properties, Hardware, Device Manager and in there click on the plus sign next to Network adapters - your NIC should appear, double click on it to be sure it works. If it does then the problem is outside your pc - it's at your ISP : probably it has MAC filtering and your pc isn't recognized. Phone them and they will guide you on how to register your pc in their network.
If nothing appears in Network adaptors that means that the NIC is dead. Just buy a new $10 PCI LAN card, remove the old one, put the new one in and reboot - it will be automatically detected and in 9 out of 10 cases the correct driver loaded directly by XP.
Posted on Sep 01, 2010
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Mar 22, 2015 | Dell Inspiron 531s Desktop Computer
May 22, 2013 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Aug 03, 2011 | Dell Computers & Internet
Jan 10, 2011 | Dell OptiPlex 170L PC Desktop
Dec 06, 2010 | Dell Inspiron B130 Notebook
Dec 24, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 2650 Notebook
Sep 07, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook
Mar 16, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with...
Jan 25, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4500 PC Desktop
19 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!