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posted on May, 13 2005 @ 01:07 AM
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lost connection

comcast broadband modem, always on

equipment , sony-grx-670 / laptop , xp-pro ,

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in network connections ;

local area connection
network cable unplugged [ yes I tried plugging it back in....and nothing ! ]
intel[r] pro/100 ve network connection

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I tried repairing it ....

I cliked network trouble shooter....it did not respond !

I tried create a new connection...no change

any ideas ?


[ yes I'm using a different puter to post ]




posted on May, 13 2005 @ 01:58 AM
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I would try System restore first



posted on May, 13 2005 @ 09:52 AM
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thx sauron

but it's been sitting idle for quite some time [ I checked , it'll only go back to march ]

it had a new screen installed last june and has been a dust collector ever since
I got a cheapo laptop to use, while it was being repaired, but never went back to the repaired unit after I got it out of the shop , cept to update it with service pack 2 and couldn't connect then either....and I didn't have the time to putz with it, so it just sat...and I'd try defragging and window washing to get rid of the crap , get my ducks in a row , rebooted as well...and nothing so far has worked.

I have a replacement pc but I'd like to get this one updated and running, so when there r problems/system updates/reloading software etc , I can still get online to do whatever....

maybe I'll have to reload xp [ what a pain ] I got lots to copy to disc 1st if that is my last option...



posted on May, 13 2005 @ 10:14 PM
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Perhaps I would re-install the network card driver?

Sony Support Download PCG-GRX670 Intel® PRO100 VE Network Driver

It's too big to put on floppy, so you will need a usb pen drive or burn it to cd I suppose.

Or install the Intel® PRO/100 VE Network Adapter Driver Update Utility

Or walk thru Microsofts troubleshooting home networking.

Microsoft Support How to troubleshoot home networking in Windows XP

best of luck

[edit on 13-5-2005 by makeitso]



posted on May, 13 2005 @ 10:23 PM
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Do you see a physical link light lit on either the card or the cable modem/router?



posted on May, 13 2005 @ 11:17 PM
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makeitso,

like duh ! thank you so very much....I got my fingers crossed


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djohnsto77,

can't see card , but modem is fully lit , I'm using a different laptop to post so the modem is fine...

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I'll try this [ drivers/update/walkthru ] 2nite, if time permits , but if not , I'll get it tomorrow and post the results.

thx guys...



posted on May, 14 2005 @ 01:32 AM
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hmmmm

got conflicting info

1st , I had disabled the connection in network connections , then I plugged in the connector [ one connector , 2 laptops...]

then I installed the driver rebooted updated rebooted

enabled it , now it shows it is connected and

it said I had a 10 mb connect..

but when I went to open explorer , it couldn't find a server !:bnghd:

my puter...



posted on May, 14 2005 @ 09:49 AM
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Hum, sometimes when I reinstall a network card driver, the authentication gets set by default to use a smart card for authentication.

I have to uncheck the box for "enable authentication for this network".
Perhaps that is the problem?


In addition you may want to check the advanced settings on the card. I usually make sure that the link speed is set to "auto detect".



I also usually make sure to manually enable netbios over tcpIP instead of using the default setting.



Also, this page may to help you make sure all your settings are correct.
Windows XP Network Setup

If none of that helps, you could go here and walk thru the ping, etc.
Troubleshoot Basic Connectivity

Best of luck



posted on May, 14 2005 @ 09:56 AM
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Make sure your TCP/IP settings are correct.



posted on May, 14 2005 @ 09:14 PM
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well guys

thx 4 all your help

I finally resorted to calling comcast

they had me cycle the modem and puter

then it WORKED !




at least I got the updated drivers needed and the steps needed to check things out , so it wasn't a waste of time...it's just a big learning curve [ for me anyways ]...:shk:

thx again 4 all the help...
> me !





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