lost network and internet ability

  Hammersmith 13:01 16 May 2009

I had to reload XP due to hal.dll issues. Used recovery disc and system running now but it doesnt recognise my wired network (via homeplug), or allow me to access internet even when plugged directly into router.
Rest of network fine, other Vista computer ok.
Tried using USB wireless but no luck either. I think I must be missing a driver for the LAN.
Any ideas what I can do please as I'd hate to buy another computer?
Many thanks.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:31 16 May 2009

Check in device manager if error symbol against LAN adaptor.

Run SIW click here to find type of card fitted.

lets us know make and model and we can locate drivers

  Hammersmith 13:47 16 May 2009

Network device looks ok, no yellow warnings against it.
I do get them against the following:
PCI memory controller
SM Bus controller
Multimedia Audio controller
Other PCI Bridge device

But I think they are a red herring?

On network connections it shows the 1394 connection is connected however when I go into repair it says "TCP/IP not enabled for connection"
I hope thats a clue!

Thanks for trying to help too.

  OTT_Buzzard 13:51 16 May 2009

PCI memory controller
SM Bus controller
Multimedia Audio controller
Other PCI Bridge device

Most if not all of these should be resolved by installing your motherboard drivers. This may also be affecting your LAN capability....

  Hammersmith 13:58 16 May 2009

I've downloaded the software suggested and now have name of motherboard (Asustek A8n-SLI so will try and find drivers and download. will get back soon once tried!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:02 16 May 2009

By default, TCP/IP forwarding is not enabled in Windows XP.
To enable TCP/IP forwarding, follow these steps:

1. Start Registry Editor (Regedit.exe).
2. In Registry Editor, locate the following registry key:
3. Set the following registry value:
Value Name: IPEnableRouter
Value type: REG_DWORD
Value Data: 1
A value of 1 enables TCP/IP forwarding for all network connections that are installed and used by this computer.
4. Quit Registry Editor.

  Hammersmith 14:48 16 May 2009

Thanks for all your help, Internet up and running now so I dont have to buy another computer!

Have a great weekend.

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