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internet connection problem

by ltaylor729 / May 2, 2004 7:24 AM PDT

I just built an amd athlon 2400
asus a7n8x-x motherboard
256 ddr 400 ram
40 gig wd harddrive
onboard nvidia network card
onboard sound
I can not get it to connect to my dsl internet with my linksys router. The router lights show it sees it and the other 2 computers are on line. I checked the network settings and they seem right, but i get a dns error when i try to go online. please help

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Re:internet connection problem
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 2, 2004 7:44 AM PDT

A DNS error is rarely caused by hardware. I'd look to software issues. Another oversight is that many will not load current BIOS and drivers when they install a Windows OS. Be sure its current.


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Re:internet connection problem
by JMarchi / May 2, 2004 10:38 AM PDT

If you go to Control Panel/Network and right click your local area connection that shows enabled then double click on the TCP/IP setting you can add the DNS servers for your ISP and that should resolve this problem. It should not be necessary however.

Run a DOS command prompt and type IPCONFIG, see if you are getting a valid IP from the router, could be your network card is not working.

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Re:Re:internet connection problem
by ltaylor729 / May 3, 2004 2:59 AM PDT

I went to the dos prompt and put in ipconfig this is what was there;
0 ethernet adapter:
IP Address........
Subnet Mask........
Default gateway:

1 Ethernet Adapter:
Ip Address.........
Subnet Mask........
Default Gateway.....

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Re:Re:Re:internet connection problem
by ltaylor729 / May 3, 2004 3:36 AM PDT

hi again,
I am online, i formated and started over and this time it worked, i still have the pci problem and the sound is still not working but i am online.

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Re:Re:Re:Re:internet connection problem
by JMarchi / May 3, 2004 10:22 PM PDT

Too bad you want all the way to that, your problem was that you had the same number for IP and for gateway...that doesn't work. You just had to change it.

Now you need to re-install the Motherboard drivers, video drivers, audio drivers, etc.

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