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No internet connection

by Harleyman85 / March 24, 2009 7:26 PM PDT

I have a wired Netgear RP614v4 router,only 3 weeks old that's connected to my Desktop (XP Pro) and my Laptop (Vista Home Premium) and they both work fine ,recently I decided to take a new blank Western Digital H.D. I had setting around and install my XP Pro on it and then use it as an external backup drive after I had it setup with all my favorites and apps on it ,right now the main the case is unplugged and the spare H.D. is plugged in and set up to be the master,after installing XP on it I tried to activate XP only to find out that I couldn't get an internet connection so I went to my network connection settings in the control panel and right clicked on properties, however all it showed was a blank page no network icon or anything which was strange but what's even stranger is when I bypassed the router and plugged the ethernet cable into my ADSL modem I still couldn't get any internet connection so I'm wondering if I have a computer problem or does the spare H.D. which is currently set up as the master need to be configured to the router in order for the router to see it and give me internet access ? unless Iv'e overlooked something obivious (which wouldn't be the first time)Iv'e run out of things I know to resolve this problem, so any help in resolving this issue would be very much appreciated.( Generic Comp,Intel D865 PERL M.B.,Intel P4 3.06 gig processer,2 gigs of ram, XP PRO w service pack 3& I.E.7

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I only read the first part to "backup" . . .
by Coryphaeus / March 24, 2009 10:59 PM PDT
In reply to: No internet connection

Start over. Clone the drive. Otherwise you'll still be looking for drivers (as you are now). Just clone the drive for a spare bootable drive. If you only want the drive as an external storage device you don't need an OS on it.

Just wondering how you installed XP on another drive.

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tranfering OS
by jerryf3892 / March 26, 2009 11:06 AM PDT

Me too!!!! Whats your secret?

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by TapeBoy929 / March 26, 2009 12:54 PM PDT
In reply to: No internet connection

If you have nothing under 'Network Connections,' Windows is not recognizing any Ethernet card. Go to Control Panel > System > Hardware > Device Manager. Check under 'Network Adapters' that there are no warnings or errors here. If you don't see anything at all, power down the machine and make sure the card is seated right. Good luck.

Ranjit Viswakumar

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Internet connection problem
by Harleyman85 / March 26, 2009 6:27 PM PDT
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You're right it's not seeing the ethernet connection and instead of installing my network card from my old computer I'm using the onboard ethernet connection yet when I unplug the spare H.D. and replug in the H.D. that was in the case that I set up the router up with I get an internet connection which makes me wonder if the router is part of the problem, although according to the router it seems to see the ethernet connection from the computer because the #3 port on the router that the ethernet cable from the computer is plugged into on the router is lit up as is the internet connection light, but yet I can't log into the router setup page that you type in the router admin & password even when I type in or .com or the IP address I suppose I could try using my netword card from my old computer since I have the C.D. with the drivers for it,I'd like to think I have enough computer experence to figure out this problem ,but when you throw in a router then I'm in trouble because I have very little to no experience with routers.

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