I can't connect to the internet after reformatting windows vista.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by linelead, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. linelead

    linelead New Member

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    Hi: I reinstalled Windows Vista and now
    can not connect to the internet. I am
    trying to connect with XP Laptoop to PC Vista Gateway
    with ethernet cable and I check the workgroup in
    (Control Panel and System ) and they
    are the same in XP and Vista. If there is more setup,
    let me know because I been earing about Ip address,automatically
    or manual and I don't know how to set
    them. Also check the DEVICE MANAGER in VISTA and i have one
    yellow exclamation mark next to PCI Simple
    Communications Controller
    Idon't know if that have to do something with the
    connection, but I just let you know how DEVICE MANAGER in VISTA
    doing,
    Any help let me know,
    Thank You.
    John
     
  2. textureDnB

    textureDnB New Member

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    It could very well have something to do with that device is this an OEM system? Some general system specs would be helpful. Is the device you mention listed as a network adapter what heading is it under. If it is not your network adapter what type of network adapter are you using?
     
  3. linelead

    linelead New Member

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    Yes is a OEM system - Window Vista Home Premium, 32-bit Operating Sytem,
    The connection I'm tried to make is:
    The Laptop Window XP is connected to 56k dial up modem,
    from 56k dial up Window XP want to connect Window Vista in
    ethernet cable.
     
  4. textureDnB

    textureDnB New Member

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    I would concentrate first on the device manager.
    What heading is this malfunctioning device listed under?
    Is it a network adapter or an unknown device?
     
  5. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Hi John,
    if you know the make of your pc then you can use your laptop to find the drivers... Or if you post the make and model here, I should be able to tell you. Then it's just a case of downloading them, burning to disk or some other media and installation.
     
  6. Celestra

    Celestra Former Moderator

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    Your problem sounds familar, maybe this will help: CONNECTING VISTA LAPTOP TO XP DESKTOP USING ETHERNET CROSSOVER CABLE | techtricks.co.in
     
  7. Celestra

    Celestra Former Moderator

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    Adapters Malfunction

    A note to conversation: I have an HP Notebook (2 years old now) Since the beginning my Adapters in the Device Manager read a malfunction. They are: Microsoft 6 to 4 Adapters 111,16,18,24,26,51,27,81,22,31 And Isa-tap Adapter 16,17,22,31.....I was told to ignore the warning by HP and Microsoft.
     
  8. bassfisher6522

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    the workgroup name must be the same; it should be workgroup. That is what vista uses. Xp uses MSNHome. They both must be WORKGROUP.
     

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