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UKDaz
07-10-2005, 01:52 AM
Ok im a relative novice so any help well appreciated. Ive just decided to get
broadband from BT, received the adsl router and the filters etc, thats all
hooked up and my pc is connected, heres where im not sure what to do.

I have a laptop which id like to connect to the internet when im at home
using the broadband, i know i could get a wireless network card which should
allow me to connect to my homes network but i wont be able to get one of
those for a week or so, I have an ethernet NIC which i could use but have no
knowlege of how to connect to the network this way. Do i need to physically
connect the laptop to the router ie using a cable for the ethernet NIC to
work? If so what sort of cable do i use?

My laptop runs xp prof. o/s.

any help is well appreciated. Daz

Chuck
07-10-2005, 01:52 AM
On Mon, 16 May 2005 03:02:01 -0700, "UKDaz" <UKDaz@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote:

>Ok im a relative novice so any help well appreciated. Ive just decided to get
>broadband from BT, received the adsl router and the filters etc, thats all
>hooked up and my pc is connected, heres where im not sure what to do.
>
>I have a laptop which id like to connect to the internet when im at home
>using the broadband, i know i could get a wireless network card which should
>allow me to connect to my homes network but i wont be able to get one of
>those for a week or so, I have an ethernet NIC which i could use but have no
>knowlege of how to connect to the network this way. Do i need to physically
>connect the laptop to the router ie using a cable for the ethernet NIC to
>work? If so what sort of cable do i use?
>
>My laptop runs xp prof. o/s.
>
>any help is well appreciated. Daz

Daz,

If the network card on the laptop is properly installed, a simple straight-thru
Ethernet cable from any computer or electronics store should connect to the
router. Just connect the laptop as the desktop computer is connected, and you
should be in business.

If you don't get internet service after connecting the laptop, provide ipconfig
information for each computer, and we'll figure it out here.
1) Start - Run - "cmd".
2) Type "ipconfig /all >c:\ipconfig.txt" into the command window.
3) Open Notepad, make sure that Format - Word Wrap is NOT checked!.
4) Open file c:\ipconfig.txt from Notepad.
5) Copy and paste entire contents of the file into your next post.
6) Identify operating system (by name, version, and Service Pack level) with
each ipconfig listing.
7) Please don't munge or omit any detail, as a case like yours will best be
resolved with details.

--
Cheers,
Chuck
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
Paranoia is not necessarily a bad thing - it's a normal response from experience.
My email is AT DOT
actual address pchuck sonic net.

UKDaz
07-10-2005, 01:52 AM
Many thanks chuck, ive got some ethernet cable at work so i'll give it a try
tonight and report back.

"Chuck" wrote:

> On Mon, 16 May 2005 03:02:01 -0700, "UKDaz" <UKDaz@discussions.microsoft.com>
> wrote:
>
> >Ok im a relative novice so any help well appreciated. Ive just decided to get
> >broadband from BT, received the adsl router and the filters etc, thats all
> >hooked up and my pc is connected, heres where im not sure what to do.
> >
> >I have a laptop which id like to connect to the internet when im at home
> >using the broadband, i know i could get a wireless network card which should
> >allow me to connect to my homes network but i wont be able to get one of
> >those for a week or so, I have an ethernet NIC which i could use but have no
> >knowlege of how to connect to the network this way. Do i need to physically
> >connect the laptop to the router ie using a cable for the ethernet NIC to
> >work? If so what sort of cable do i use?
> >
> >My laptop runs xp prof. o/s.
> >
> >any help is well appreciated. Daz
>
> Daz,
>
> If the network card on the laptop is properly installed, a simple straight-thru
> Ethernet cable from any computer or electronics store should connect to the
> router. Just connect the laptop as the desktop computer is connected, and you
> should be in business.
>
> If you don't get internet service after connecting the laptop, provide ipconfig
> information for each computer, and we'll figure it out here.
> 1) Start - Run - "cmd".
> 2) Type "ipconfig /all >c:\ipconfig.txt" into the command window.
> 3) Open Notepad, make sure that Format - Word Wrap is NOT checked!.
> 4) Open file c:\ipconfig.txt from Notepad.
> 5) Copy and paste entire contents of the file into your next post.
> 6) Identify operating system (by name, version, and Service Pack level) with
> each ipconfig listing.
> 7) Please don't munge or omit any detail, as a case like yours will best be
> resolved with details.
>
> --
> Cheers,
> Chuck
> http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
> Paranoia is not necessarily a bad thing - it's a normal response from experience.
> My email is AT DOT
> actual address pchuck sonic net.
>

Chuck
07-10-2005, 01:52 AM
On Mon, 16 May 2005 07:45:09 -0700, "UKDaz" <UKDaz@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote:

>Many thanks chuck, ive got some ethernet cable at work so i'll give it a try
>tonight and report back.

OK, Daz, we'll be here to help when you need it.

--
Cheers,
Chuck
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
Paranoia is not necessarily a bad thing - it's a normal response from experience.
My email is AT DOT
actual address pchuck sonic net.

UKDaz
07-10-2005, 01:52 AM
All sorted chuck, installed new driver for the NIC, enabled DHCP on the
config and away it went. Many thanks.

"Chuck" wrote:

> On Mon, 16 May 2005 07:45:09 -0700, "UKDaz" <UKDaz@discussions.microsoft.com>
> wrote:
>
> >Many thanks chuck, ive got some ethernet cable at work so i'll give it a try
> >tonight and report back.
>
> OK, Daz, we'll be here to help when you need it.
>
> --
> Cheers,
> Chuck
> http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
> Paranoia is not necessarily a bad thing - it's a normal response from experience.
> My email is AT DOT
> actual address pchuck sonic net.
>

Chuck
07-10-2005, 01:52 AM
On Tue, 17 May 2005 10:17:46 -0700, "UKDaz" <UKDaz@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote:

>All sorted chuck, installed new driver for the NIC, enabled DHCP on the
>config and away it went. Many thanks.

All right, Daz. Thanks for the update.

--
Cheers,
Chuck
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
Paranoia is not necessarily a bad thing - it's a normal response from experience.
My email is AT DOT
actual address pchuck sonic net.


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