New mobo, can't get online!
I upgraded one of my computers running SDRAM by installing a new motherboard running 512MB of PC2100 and an older 1Ghz Athlon processor. The new mobo is an ABIT VA-10 with a VIA KM400/VT8235 chipset. I used the same hard drive, a Maxtor Diamond Max Plus 8 30G ATA133, running Windows ME. After installing all of the new drivers, everything went very smoothly. The device manager gave its blessing for all components. The only problem is it won’t connect to the Internet. I have pulled my hair out for two days over this.
Here’s the situation: I am using a cable modem connected to a Linksys 4 port switch router, which is currently successfully providing internet connectivity to my two other computers. I can successfully ping the router, as well as Google and Yahoo!, but it will not connect. All router ports are good, and Linksys tech support helped me verify my LAN settings and that the router was still working properly. My ISP tech support also gave “thumbs up” to my cable connection and equipment, and told me the problem was with the ME operating system, and that I would need to contact Microsoft to help me with it.
I would prefer to call a Microsoft tech only in a dire emergency (I hear it can be expensive!) Has anyone experienced this phenomenon? Do any of you know ME well enough to offer a fix? I covet any and all suggestions!!