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Old 01-05-2005, 12:08 AM   #1
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Hey,

I recently had a friend build me a new computer. You can view the peices here http://secure.newegg.com/app/WishHis...IEW&ID=1173176

Anyways. The guy at comcast says i need a network card..but my old computer connects to the internet thru the motherboard. Same with the new one but i cant seem to get the new one online. Is there somthing im doing wrong? I updated the ethernet drivers and all that. Is there somthing i gotta to cuz the internet works fine with my old comp ,just not the new one. Any help would be aweosme thanks
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Make sure your computer is set up to receive it's IP address by DHCP. It should work, the motherboard has onboard LAN, I don't know why it wouldn't just work off the bat...
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Old 01-05-2005, 12:53 AM   #3
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I got an error about the DHCP. how do i make sure its set up to recieve it?
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First, what's the error?

Second, you can enable it Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services. Find the one called DHCP, right click, set it to 'Automatic', start it, and click apply.
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Old 01-05-2005, 01:49 AM   #5
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Well i was gunna try the idea u stated, but my new comp wont even turn on anymore. The power button seems jammed 1200 dollars down the drain thanks anyway for ur help
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You could probably easily fix a jammed power button with a flat-head screwdriver, if not, just get a new case, the internal components should be fine.
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AN antec lanboy shouldnt jam up like that. If i bought one of those things. and it jammed boy antec would have it. That thing is made for durability and coolness.
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also do you connect through a router? or straight through the cable/dsl modem?
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I tried connecting thru both my router and straight from the modem. ;[
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