Fujitsu Lifebook P727 laptop review
appolagies if this is a simple problem. jusr reinstalled win xp. can not get a conection to virgin cable broadband. pluged in thr network cable but it wont see it. how do i configure it?
thank you in advace for help.
I assume you're connecting the PC directly to the Cable Modem, i.e. not using a Router?
Having reinstalled XP, did you also reinstall the drivers for the Network Card, which gives you an entry in the Network Connections folder for a "Local Area Connection"?
If this is all OK, power everything off including the Cable Modem and leave it for 5 minutes or so. Connect the cable between the Modem and the PC, power on the Cable Modem and when fully booted with all lights displayed, boot the PC.
The PC gets its IP and other addresses automatically from the Cable Modem so there is nothing to configure in the PC.
Ok let go through the set up slowly
I am assuming that you install all the drivers for your motherboard, Lan card, Chipset, Display,
Audio, Wireless card if installed etc
If not check the CD that came with the computer for the drivers, if no CD check the manufacture
web site for the correct drivers for your model computer
Download all the drivers listed and burn to a CD for future use
If not sure on the hardware in the computer download the following program it will tell all about
the hardware in the computer
System Information for Windows (SIW)
Power off the Cable Modem and check the following Items
In Device Manager that there are no yellow question marks for the hardware installed in the
Right Click on – My Computer – Click Properties – Click Hardware Tab – Click Device
If there are any yellow question marks you have to install the drivers for that hardware
Click on the Network Adapters is the Ethernet Adapter showing as active (No red X)
If there is a red X the card is not active
Check the following is correct
Start – Setting - Control Panel - Select- Internet Options-Connection Tab
In the “Connection” screen, there are three selections:
“Never dial a connection”,
“Dial whenever a network connection is not present”
“Always dial my default connection”.
If you can make a selection, select “Never dial a connection”.
If you cannot make a selection, select “LAN Settings”
Un-tick marks next to any of the displayed Options:
“Automatically detect settings”,
“Use automatic configuration script”
“Use a proxy server”.
Click “OK”. Then click “OK” again in the “Internet Options” page.
Network Adapter Set-up on all Computers
Also called a LAN card (Local Area Network) or NIC card (Network Interface Connection)
Double-click on the “Network Connection”
Left-click on the “Local Area Connection” associated with your network adapter
Select “Properties” from the drop-down menu.
In the “Local Area Connection Properties” window all boxes should be ticked
At bottom of display tick the box “Show Icon in Notification Area When Connected
A display Icon will appear in the task bar when you have finish the setup
Click-Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Click - “Properties” button
Select “Obtain an IP address automatically
Select “Obtain DNS server address automatically”
Click- Advanced-Click-WINS Tab-Tick-Enable LMHOSTS Lookup if Un-tick
Do Not Change Any Other Setting
Your computer network card is now configured for use with the Cable Modem
Other Lan Card Setting
Right click on Local Area Connection Display Icon on the task bar
At the top of display the type of Lan card will be displayed
Click Configure-Click-Advanced Tab
Click- Connection Type - Change to “Auto- Negotiation”
Click- Flow Control-Change to “Hardware Default (Auto)”
Click-Power Management Tab
Un-Tick if selected "Allow Computer to turn this device off to save power
Network Connection Setting
Click-Start- Setting-Network Connection-New Connection Wizard
Select-Connect to the Internet-Next
Select-Set Up My Connection Manually-Next
Select-Connect using a broadband connection that is always on
Turn off the computer and Power On The Router And Wait 2-3 Min’s until it synch with your
broadband ISP and all the lights is showing
Turn on the computer the PC will get the IP addresses automatically from the Cable Modem
You should now be able to access the Internet
thank you, will let you know when it works
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