Internet Settings, ISP etc on New Computer

  russmini 12:54 13 Sep 2008

Ok, not too sure on this one...

I've obviously got the New Computer up and running, and everthing so far seems and Looks Good, but...

To get on the Internet, all i did was plug the LAN Wire from Computer to SKY Router.

It's Working fine, but i have Not put Any ISP Details etc into the Computer.

I phoned SKY up, because when i got the Package Originally, it came with a Disk, which i put in the Computer and it Set Everything up for me.. Unfortunatly their Call Centre is in India and i just could Not get them to Understand what i was trying to do. Four Phone Calls later and i'm Asking on here, Probably where i should have come straight away...

Thank you in Advance and Hopefully you get the jist of that lot..


  ambra4 13:35 13 Sep 2008

“But i have Not put Any ISP Details”

You don't need to input any ISP Details or a disk if it working leave well alone

If you want to check your setting just follow these instruction

Web Browser Settings

Start IE web browser. Select-Tools-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”

Untick 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 Setup on all Computers

Also called a LAN card (Local Area Network) or NIC card (Network Interface Connection)

Click-Start-Settings-Network 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 the “Properties” button

Select “Obtain an IP address automatically

Select “Obtain DNS server address automatically”

Click- Advanced-Click-WINS Tab-Tick-Enable LMHOSTS Lookup if untick

Do Not Change Any Other Setting

Click “OK”.

Your computer network card is now configured for use with the Modem/Router

Other Lan Card Setting

Right click on Local Area Connection Display Icon on task bar

Click Status-General-Properties

At the top of display the type of Lan card will be displayed

Click Configure-Click-Advanced Tab

Click-Power Management Tab

Untick 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


  russmini 17:11 13 Sep 2008

Superb, Thank You Very Much.

I've Printed that off so i can go through it properly.

Think thats pretty much Spot on what i've got, thankfully...


  ambra4 18:10 13 Sep 2008

If using Windows Vista, Vista contains both the familiar IPv4 stack and the new IPv6 stack.

You do not need IPv6 at present time disable IPv6 in the Windows Vista system will

improve your internet speed

Download the pdf file will tell you how to disable IPv6 in Vista

click here

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