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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:08 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Just re-installed XP onto a laptop, cant connect to the internet via Sky broadband router (via ethernet cable).

In internet settings:

It is set to 'never dial a connection'

LAN is set to 'automatically detect settings'

What have I forgotten?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:17 pm 
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nope - still dont got it....


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:49 pm 
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If you have another pc also connected by Ethernet then you could simply compare the settings, it might be worth opening up a command prompt and typing IPCONFIG /ALL on the machine that works properly and ensure that you have DHCP configured and all that sort of stuff!

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Roger


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I think its something in the hardware as it cant see the broadband connection


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Connect the cable :roll:


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Untick the auto detect settings as it's not needed.

Install the drivers for you network card, chances are that is the problem as a fresh install will connect automatically otherwise. (as all it is doing is getting the address from auto DHCP.... unless you have set your router up for static address's, I doubt it).

What laptop make and model ?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:33 pm 
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dell d610


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Turn it off, turn it on again :lol:


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Internet options > Connections > Setup > Internet connection wizard

Worth a go


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:55 pm 
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Dell's tend to be pretty easy as they have a very good support site
http://support.dell.com/support/downloa ... l=en&s=dfb and use your product code (or auto find the product code but then you would need a connection ;)).

Broadcom driver
http://support.dell.com/support/downloa ... eid=175637

Install that.

Chances are it is this one, and this is newer than the Dell one. http://www.broadcom.com/support/etherne ... esktop.php


Might not be the probelm though, but worth a try.
Had you connected before via ethernet on this computer or did you use Wi-Fi ?


Seems I'm off to bed though still got a crappy cold and the wife just asked.. ;) ;) :D


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