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Dsl networking problems

by costerritter / February 21, 2010 6:48 AM PST

I have a clients computer that will not connect to the internet. Running xp. I installed a new net card and still get the same problems. It tries for a while to get ip address then gets limited or no connectivity. Dsl works fine on another computer. They said it worked fine a few months ago, did a system restore but no good.
Any help?

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No offense but why not
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 21, 2010 6:53 AM PST

Have the client share here too? Your post is void of details such as make, model, the story about drivers and more. And that old story about Norton means software titles that expire can play a role here.

Why not let them tell more?

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by costerritter / February 21, 2010 9:41 AM PST
In reply to: No offense but why not

compaq presario 6000
updated to newest driver for onboard from compaq, as well as newest one for the card I installed.
what are you saying about norton?

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What I say.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 21, 2010 10:24 AM PST
In reply to: thanks?

Is that when norton expires and even close to expiry it shuts down internet access. Why Symantec programmed that in is something I haven't found a good explanation for.

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why pay for junk like norton
by costerritter / February 21, 2010 11:25 AM PST
In reply to: What I say.

o did know that about norton I have always shunned norton. Will check it when I get back, but would that cause a "limited or no connectivity"?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 21, 2010 9:05 PM PST

Drivers, either for the motherboard and network interfaces. That's just the machine. There are other issues such as wires, settings but this message doesn't help nail which one. Norton when it expire can result in limited connectivity. I don't have a big problem with Norton except that this and a few other quirks have people taking machines to the shop counters when it expires.

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