Cannot remember how to connect my old XP to the internet? HELP
Hey there aledin
Is this a laptop or a desktop computer that you're trying to connect? And, are you going wired or wireless?
Generally, if you're going with a wired connection, it's just plug and play. So there aren't usually any additional steps required in that case. If you're connecting wirelessly, you may have to access Network Connections in the Control panel and select your wireless network.
Thanks for the response....it's a E-Machines, T3504.
Sentimental value and a good storage area.
up and somehow lost system 32 \ config.
Decided as I had the original XP on a separate part of the hard drive I would reinstall.
Also reinstalled all MS updates I had.
Seems to be working O.K. but won't get onto the internet.
At one time Shaw had step by step instructions on the website....I go back a long way.... but I cannot fond the link!
Hope you have some useful advice....thanks
For XP it should just be plug in and go...
Might have to run through the 'setup wizard' the first time you open Internet Explorer, something about allways connected bubble options, manually setup, then connect through anohter device/computer, then allways connected.
My first thought is that the drivers are missing for your network card though
I agree with kevinds, it's likely to be missing network card drivers. Most computers come with the Windows XP CD, but they also come with a separate CD with the drivers particular to that computer, such as network and audio.
You might need to check Device Manager to see the brand/model of the network card and then search the internet for the drivers. You can get to the Device Manager by going to the Start menu and typing devmgmt.msc into Run.
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