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by nolfidab / March 31, 2010 7:26 AM PDT

I have reinstalled a copy of windows xp to my computer and cannot manage to get it to recognize my internet connection. We use verizon vios and my connection comes thru a router but i am not connected to anetwork just the internet connection. I have tried thru internet options and network connections but it does not recognize the connection. How do I get it to recognize the connection?

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Quite often a missing driver on a Windows re-install
by Steven Haninger / March 31, 2010 8:56 AM PDT
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The first question is do you see your network device and does Windows show it as functioning properly? Next is how is IP addressing handled?

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by nolfidab / March 31, 2010 10:04 PM PDT

how would i determine if it is a missing driver? I have a disc which had the original drivers and utilities on it. Wouyld i find the driver there?

I don't show anything that a netr work is on my computer. Would I contact verizon to find out the ip address? By the way this is cetainly not my expertise.

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You look in device manager
by Steven Haninger / April 1, 2010 12:05 AM PDT
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and see if you show any yellow question marks. If so, these are devices Windows sees but doesn't recognize because no drivers were available. One would be your network interface device(s). Generally one is wired and the other wireless. If these were found and configured, they'd show up in your network connections. If they are missing in your network connections which are viewable through control panel, it's probable drivers are missing. This will often occur if using other than recovery media designed for that particular make and model.

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by nolfidab / April 1, 2010 1:13 AM PDT

first i want to tahnk you for taking the time to answer.

I looked in device manager and you are correct witht he yellow question marks. I am using the xp disk that came with the computer and I am currently running diagnostics from the device driver and utility disk that came with the computer. Hopefully this will solve the problem

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Actually, I lied. It should be yellow exclamation points
by Steven Haninger / April 1, 2010 1:20 AM PDT
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If red, it's usually a question mark identifying something that's been disabled. If you don't find the driver disks, they're usually available on the manufacturer's web site for that PC model or the the manufacturer of the specific device. The hunt isn't always easy.

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by nolfidab / April 1, 2010 6:53 AM PDT

I was able to get the correct drivers and I am now up and running. thanks for all your help

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(NT) Good work and thanks for the feedback.
by Steven Haninger / April 1, 2010 7:02 AM PDT
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