SOHOware Compatibility

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by PlasticSpoon, Jul 3, 2002.

  1. PlasticSpoon

    PlasticSpoon Guest

    When my dad was installing XP on his comp, after he liked how it ran on mine...he got a message saying my WAN miniport and scanner wouldn't work with XP, and he would have to uninstall. He told me he couldn't get a connection to IE or Juno or anything. I checked and the Network card was getting packets sent and recieved, and we had an IP and stuff. Im guessing my network card is old, and I need a new one right?
     
  2. XeoNoX

    XeoNoX OSNN Senior Addict

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    it could be a lot of things. Are you on a Lan, what are you trying to use to connect to the internet and how did he used to connect.
     
  3. PlasticSpoon

    PlasticSpoon Guest

    Im on a Netgear router. I am trying to just use internet explorer. My cable modem shows activity, and the other computer on the router can connect to the internet. When i go the properties of the network, there is packets being sent on the connection.
     
  4. XeoNoX

    XeoNoX OSNN Senior Addict

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    just enable DHCP on the router and then make all computers on the netwrok "automatically obtain an ip address" and make sure you are using the correct NIC drivers. Then cofigure IE to work use a LAN connection.