Hey all, new to the boards but just desperately need some help. My plan was to fix up my dad's old (2000-ish Gateway) for my sister so she could have her own computer. It has Windows Millenium, but it would serve it's purpose until she's moved away from home and needs an upgrade for college. My mom has a newer Dell with XP and everything, I'm just trying to make it where they can each have their own computer.
So the first thing I figured I needed to do was get a Network Card, as the Gateway was only configured to Dial-Up. So I get that done and installed. Now I just don't know where to go from here. How do I set up so the computer knows it has ethernet capabilities? Or is there a way? I hope that's not too confusing. I was hoping that it'd just be plug and play, and it would just recognize the ethernet cable and start me up with some cable internet, but not the case.
Any help would be very appreciated.