Manually Adjusting Hardware Configuration

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by jimi_81, May 29, 2002.

  1. jimi_81

    jimi_81 Moderator Political User

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    This question might seem foolish, but what the hell...give it a shot

    I got this computer, that has XP installed on it, and I'm trying to get the internet to go on it, but the thing is the IRQ of the ethernet card must be set to 3 or 10 (according to my ISP).

    When I try to adjust the IRQ value its greyed out.

    I was told to look into ACPI but I can't find it in the BIOS
    maybe I'm missing it...

    Is there a setting inside XP that I can modify?
    Or is there anything else I could do?

    :rolleyes:
     
  2. mbunny

    mbunny Guest

    Not that i'm a hardware techie but how will a local IRQ address affect an external entity such as an ISP... it shouldn't be an issue should it?
     
  3. jimi_81

    jimi_81 Moderator Political User

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    apparently my service doesnt work on IRQ 9
    I remember going absolutely insane this one time, so i called up my ISP and they said take the ethernet off of IRQ 9 and put it to 3 or 10

    so ya.. sounds stupid i know
     
  4. Bytes Back

    Bytes Back Ex Police Chief

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    How are you connecting to the net ?. I just can't see how an IRQ on your ethernet card can affect your connection. Also remember that XP 's handling of IRQ's is different from 98's.

    Anyway 3's reseverd for a com port, if you tried using it for a pci device you would have all sorts of trouble.
     
  5. mbunny

    mbunny Guest

    You have a shonky tech support =P

    they are wrong... just go read the help files... they usually know more than the tech support know.

    i assume u can read the help files seeing as ur on the net right now =P
     
  6. jimi_81

    jimi_81 Moderator Political User

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    hmm, yes i know it sounds foolish...
    but it seems to ALWAYS work

    so, cutting to the chase, how do you manually configure IRQ
    this acpi
    is there something in windows.. that i can get at it with??
     
  7. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    acpi ? what does acpi have to do with your isp ?

    acpi is advanced blah blah power blah blah something or other and I can't see it having anything to do with your isp :)

    as long as you are on the net mate... thats all that matters...

    I don't mess around with my IRQ settings... but maybe you can check the windows help database... they SHOULD have something there...

    g.luck :)
     
  8. jimi_81

    jimi_81 Moderator Political User

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    ok ok ok
    forget i ever mentioned ISP
    now.. could someone tell me where i can get help on manually editing my irq settings (its greyed out in safemode and normal mode)

    From my own pc i cant edit IRQ no problem, but i cant on my friends computer...

    any suggestions
    PS.. remember, forget i ever mentionned ISP
    :D