networking problems

  kaz45 23:15 27 Sep 2008

my 16 year old son as just had new desktop pc he had the internet connected up to his old one no problem.
but connected new one up and computor will not connect to the internet says cable not connected and it tries to dial-up but its not dial up its abroadband moderm.
tried to set up new connection but it askes for isp users name and password. anyone got any ideas thank

  Ashrich 23:45 27 Sep 2008

Is this with an ethernet modem or a USB one ? Either way , try looking first in the " tools " section of IE7 or Firefox ( whichever he is using ) and select " Internet Options ( Options in Firefox )Connections ( Advanced in Firefox ) . In IE7 tick the box for " Never dial a connection " Firefox , select Network/Settings and tick the box " No Proxy " . If using an ethernet modem or router they usually come preconfigured and connect to the internet independently from the PC , make sure the ethernet port is working correctly and that the cable is actually plugged in to the right port ( seen them crammed in to a modem port before ) . If using a USB modem you must load the drivers first , then connect the USB modem , from there you can enter your connection details .


  kaz45 12:42 28 Sep 2008

thanks for the help needed a ethanat cable to get it up and running as it was on vista and would not connect with usb thanks for the replies by everyone

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