Manual internet configuration?

  wizza68 20:16 20 Mar 2007
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Help...I am in limbo.

I am bought myself a Vista PC and see my ISP does not yet support this. Is there a way of manually configuring the PC to connect to my ISP without using their installation disk, which does not work.

I am with Blueyonder, now Vigin Media.

I still use my old PC which is on it's last legs, hence the new purchase. I want to start using my new PC but it just sits there reminding me that there is no network connection.

  Kate B 21:02 20 Mar 2007

It's the USB modem that your ISP doesn't support - what it means is that there are no Vista drivers for it. If you've got a bit of cash left over, I suggest you get yourself an ethernet cable modem/router like click here - it plugs straight into the PC and doesn't need any drivers.

  Jimmy14 21:54 20 Mar 2007

Phone up Virgin Media and ask for a Ethernet modem which is free and they will send you one out.

  wizza68 22:05 20 Mar 2007

Thanks. I already se it with the ethernet modem that I got from blueyonder.

I tried plugging that into my new PC but it didn't recognise the network it so thought that I needed to make some configuration settings on the new PC to use it.

  De Marcus™ 22:07 20 Mar 2007

If you have the Webstar modem check it doesn't already have an ethernet connection. The DPX100 model does but Telewest had a few different models in their collection.

  De Marcus™ 22:08 20 Mar 2007

Sorry missed your last post, turn off both pc and the modem, turn the modem back and perform a master reset via the pinhole reset button on the back. Give it a couple of minutes and then switch your pc on.

  De Marcus™ 22:10 20 Mar 2007

If that doesn't solve the problem, check you have the correct cable, you should be using a straight through type and not a crossover type.

  wizza68 22:18 20 Mar 2007

Thank you to everyone for your help. I am typing this from my new pc.

The trick of powering off the modem has worked.

Now I just need to configure Windows Mail and find time to transfer all my old data.

Once again many thanks.

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