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The computer will not connect to the internet via the internal nic card and the sound doesn't work. I have tried re-installing the drivers but cannot connect to the internet or get the light which indicates a sound problem to go off. I just cleaned the machine up after it was attacked by the pcprivacy virus.

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Integrated ethernet card on Compaq Model SR1650NX apparently failed. What is best inexpensive PCI Ethernet Card to use, if any?


you can buy just about any PCI NIC card from ebay or even walmart and they should work. make sure they are compatible with your OS. it will say on the box.

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Compaq Presario 5220 Desktop Windows 98 internet: Dial-up Can a DSL card be installed or would I need to go with a wireless USB? And would wireless USB work on Win98?


You can install a network card inside the computer. You will need a PCI or an ISA card. (I know PCI network cards are easy to find at most of the computer shops.) See this site for how to install a card: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bph07111&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=93139 . However you should open your computer and check the space between the devices in the slots in the computer. There is an AGP slot with a video graphics card, 1 PCI/ISA slot with a modem (default specs), one free ISA slot and one free PCI slot. However depending on the graphics card one of these slots may be blocked by the card. You'll either need to get a card that fits the available slot or remove the modem and use that slot.

Here are some PCI 10/100 network cards: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=587&name=10-100%20Ethernet%20PCI/ISA . Most of these are compatible with Win98. I'm not sure if there are any gigabit NIC with Win98 drivers.

Wired and wireless USB NIC adapters exist. However, you will be limited to the USB speed. If you have USB 1.1, that will be really slow. Most likely your computer will require a reboot anytime the connection is lost.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(who recently removed an internal modem to put in a PCI gigabit card in a newer desktop than yours. The procedure was straightforward and improved network performance in the household immensely. The failing on-board NIC was tying up the router for everyone.)

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After installing sd-via-1a5e1ir boot up gives -- pxe-2.1 build 083 wpm 2.0 rpl v2.74 110-out of memory space for option roms. rom unable to run due to memory constriants. bus/dev/fcn:...


Give this a try:

Restart the computer and enter the BIOS screen by pressing the F10 key at the first screen.

In Computer Setup, set Advanced > Device Options > NIC PXE Option ROM Download to DISABLE to prevent PXE option ROM for the internal NIC from being downloaded during POST to free more memory for an expansion card's option ROM. Internal PXE option ROM is used for booting from the NIC to a PXE server.

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New motherboard makes my wireless nic loose signal.


It sounds like a driver issue.
I assume you mean the card worked previously on an old motherboard.
Remove the wireless NIC driver and then re-install it. I assume their are no yellow exclamation marks agianst your NIC in windows system properties? To see sys properties right-click "My Computer" select Properties/Hardware/Device Manager. Look for the network adaptors section. You can update drivers from here on your wirless card or even try the Troubleshooter tab.
if you don't have the driver CD let windows go onto the internet and search for a driver.
If you rely on the wireless card to connect to your internet connection, perhaps you can connect your computer to the internet modem or router via your computers LAN/network connection?
If that's not possible, download the driver from the NIC cards manufacturer website and pop it onto a USB thumb drive which can then be installed onto your new computer.
Last thought, make sure you are only using one controlling application for your NIC ie you use either the Windows Zero Config Utility OR the NIC cards manufacturer utily eg D-Link, Netcomm, etc etc
That is not both at once as windows has a major hissy fit.

See:
http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies-archive.cfm/438290.html

http://www.netcomm.com.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/17291/61_Using.pdf

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies-archive.cfm/1378157.html


Cheers,
Steve

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Cannot connect to the internet wireless or wired.Tools show that it is disabled and I tried everything to enable it but it will not change. The blue wifi indicator light is orange and has been since it...


If the problem is there both wired and wireless, the problem is then narrowed to your computer's modem/nic device. Speak with a Laptop repair tech about replacing this bit of hardware. When did you lose connection with Internet? Recently or long ago?

Nov 25, 2009 | Compaq Presario Modem/NIC Combo...

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Wifi card


Hmm, i think the best card, or its not realy a card, its a "dongel", is a 3G Mobile dongel. You can use it wereever you are as long as you have a mobile signal.
You just connect it to your laptop via USB, make the settings for the the mobile broadband and VIOLA! you can use internet anywere!
Instructions and settings you will get together whit the "dongel" when u buy one.

Good luck to you
Nic

Feb 03, 2009 | Compaq Presario Notebook

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How do I make my Compaq SR1520NX wireless?


Well, you can always use the new tecnology and connect you ethernet via your power-line in your house/appartment.
http://reviews.cnet.com/adapters-nics/panasonic-hd-plc-ethernet/4505-3380_7-31940393.html

Follow that link and read about it, i link you to the panasonic test results, but there are many many more manufacteres out there.
Its verry verry easy to use, its not expensive, and you wont need any separate cables.

Good luck to you

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Dec 16, 2008 | HP Compaq Presario SR1520NX (PX801AA) PC...

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Can I add a NIC card to my compaq presario pc sr5250nx? I keep loosing my internet connection every five minutes and have to reboot the computer to reconnect


you should be able to
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c00840496.pdf

if your system is still within warranty I would think twice about opening the case yourself to installing a new network card.. you will be voiding your warranty.. so think about it

another thing i would try before deciding on going for another network card is to check your onboard network adapter has updated drivers... or you may want to reinstall the drivers for that adapter.. either one of those may probably fix your issue assuming is not a hardware failing given that your system may not be that old.... make sure you check the windows update and look for any new hardware driver for your network adapter that may be avaliable through windows update.

before you install your new network pci card you may have/want to disable the one on board going into your bios for that. so to ensure there's no resource conflicts when installing the driver for your new card (it may not be a problem even if you don't but if you run into problems while installing the new card consider this suggestion)

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Connection to Internet problem


you need to know what brand and model is your network interface card (nic). you need to look for the driver for this nic in order to function properly.

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