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XP Pro Internet Connection Problems.

by rkup58 / September 30, 2005 4:17 AM PDT

I've just recently reinstalled XP pro on my laptop. When trying to setup a basic internet connection using road runner LAN/Cable, there is no connection.

I tried using the Setup Wizard, but that did absolutely nothing. A connection wasn't even established in My Network Places/Network Connections folders.

I also tried turning on/off the modem again to see if there would be recognition of the connection, but that didn't work either.

I'm pretty sure it isn't the modem itself, as I'm using my other laptop on a wireless connection on the same modem. There is currently no anti-virus or firewalls setup by myself, just the basic xp pro fresh out of installation.

Any other solutions out there?


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Cable Modem CD
by eddie11013 / September 30, 2005 4:48 AM PDT

I know this is a silly question, but did you install the USB driver from the cable modem CD from RR?
Just checking.

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network adapter angle
by linkit / September 30, 2005 4:55 AM PDT

Did you install the network adapter drivers that came with your system? Sometimes the generic driver that Windows installs doesn't work. You might want to download the driver from the computer mfg website to get the latest version (or from the adapter mfg website if it is external).

Is there ANY network adapter listed in the Network Connections window? Are the adapters enabled? In your Device Manager, is there a !, ?, or X in the list of network adapters?

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Damaged WINSOCK angle.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 30, 2005 5:01 AM PDT

Look up WINSOCKXPFIX on It's part of my kit when I run into such a complaint.


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