new hookup

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by da rock, Dec 8, 2001.

  1. da rock

    da rock Guest

    what info do i need if any,to use my existing dsl con on a new sys
    i'm about to put togather. i'll be taking my old sys offline until i see that my new one runs stable, then i want to network the two new mobo has onboard lan and my old sys a linksys
    10/100 nic w/win98se,my new os is xp home ed. any info will
    be a great help!

    thanks , da rock!

  2. OptyNast

    OptyNast Guest

    "Can you smell what I am cookin?"
    Anyway, check your network and see if you are recieving you IP via DHCP.

    sit one: If DHCP, do nothing just plug in the new machine and surf.

    sit two: If not DHCP, copy all your settings for you nic. IP, SUBNET, Default Gateway, DNS. Put these in your new machine and surf.


    "I Opt to be Nasty"
  3. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

    West Lafayette, IN, USA
    If its DSL you may use PPPoE. If you have to log on to use your DSL, you have PPPoE. Make sure you have a copy of your ISPs connection program
  4. da rock

    da rock Guest

    thanks for your reply! i've heard that xp would pretty much set itself up,but this is my 1st time putin a pc togather so i want to be sure i get it right the 1st time!(i hope!)

  5. Lactic.Acid

    Lactic.Acid Guest

    If it's PPPoE DSL, you should be all good. The only trip in the whole process would be having to call your DSL/Cable provider and register the MAC address of the NIC in the new computer (assuming you're plugging the connection there instead of your old box). I usually bypass this by just using a PCI NIC to connect to the 'net and move that to my primary box of the day. Otherwise, I use the onboard NIC or a 2nd PCI NIC to go to a hub and plug other boxen there. Now if only I a KVM to make this stuff easier...
  6. da rock

    da rock Guest

    lactic.acid,just bought a generic geforce 2 ti myself, what drvs are you using?(for xp home)
    thanks all,
    da rock:cool:
  7. Lactic.Acid

    Lactic.Acid Guest

    I was using the latest (23.83??) downloaded from nvidia, but I rolled back to 22.5 because I've been having some issues, but I determined last night the issues are with my scsi controller, not my video card. Oh, and I'm using xp pro.
  8. da rock

    da rock Guest

    thanks for info,i'll try the 22.5's and see what happens!:)