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Old 11-28-2007, 12:29 AM   #1
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my xp internet isn't working on my computer I have a router that me and my family share on differen't computers but I can't seem to hook up to it? Im not really sure on how to do this so any help is greatly appreciated. its a netgear router if that helps any.
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Old 11-28-2007, 12:36 AM   #2
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Have you installed all the drivers for the router? and internet drivers?
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Old 11-28-2007, 12:45 AM   #3
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umm there is no router or internet drivers, theres ethernet drivers though.

make sure you have your router setup as a DHCP server.
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Old 11-28-2007, 01:45 AM   #4
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Default Re: can't connect to the internet

is it wireless or wired?

if you go into My Network Places, and then on the side it says set up a home network, click on that and go though the steps, it asks you how you will be connecting to the internet with images of different types of connections
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Old 11-28-2007, 12:16 PM   #5
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Default Re: can't connect to the internet

to connect to the network is simply a driver issue. once you have the ethernet or wireless driver installed its simply a case of plugging the cable in or typing in the wireless key.

if that doesnt work it means theres a problem with your network usually: dhcp, mac filtering, etc. it could also mean youve messed about in the home networking wizard. i chose the wrong connection once and i had no internet
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Old 11-28-2007, 12:44 PM   #6
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umm there is no router or internet drivers, theres ethernet drivers though.

make sure you have your router setup as a DHCP server.
actually there usually is a cd that comes w/ routers to install on your computer, i suggest do it. And yes there are internet drivers to install or at least I have to so i can use my cat5 slot on my motherboard called ETHERNET DRIVERS
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