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i have reinstalled windows xp and now i cant find my local area network, how do i get it back when i go to my network settings all i see is 1394 connection whichs doesnt do anything. please help

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Have You Joined the 'Group'...?

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In order to join a current network with established computers on the network, RIGHT click on "My Computer", choose "Properties", then click on the "Computer Name" tab.. In XP HOME, you then click on the "Change" button to join the network.. Type in the LAN's "Group" name and follow the prompts.

When XP is reinstalled, it will probably have a new computer name and must be joined to the network again.

Hope this helps.


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I may

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have a different understanding of what you are asking so i'll just throw this in,if i'm wrong, wouldn't be the first time, won't be the last.

If you are wondering where you Local Area Connection went when you go to "view network connections" you may want to go to START , RUN, type in INETWIZ and run the setup. If you just reinstalled, you aren't detecting a LAC yet. Intetwiz is to setup your connection, just follow the steps.


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Did you install the driver?

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Reinstalling XP doesn't mean that all the necessary drivers are installed. Use the driver CD that came with the computer or download the driver for your network adapter from the computer maker's website. If you purchased the network adapter separately from the computer, use the driver from the CD that came with the adapter.

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