Windows XP ethernet connection?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Aj2488, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. Aj2488 macrumors regular

    Dec 13, 2007
    Chicago Suburbs
    So since you all are so knowledgeable about Mac stuff, why not see if you can me help out with an XP question?? :D

    I recently did a fresh XP install of a home computer which does not have a wireless adapter. My homes wireless network works and I have this computer I'm talking about plugged in with the wireless modem/router, however it cannot connect to the internet.... Any suggestions? It has worked in the past.... :confused::confused:
  2. heehee macrumors 68020


    Jul 31, 2006
    Same country as Santa Claus
    Network driver?:confused:

    That's one of the things I hate about PCs, you have to install a but of stuff in order for stuff to work.
  3. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

    Oct 9, 2006
    with out looking at it I have to guess here.
    Go into your network connection and click on the property for the ethernet. Set it to share internet connection over that one. This is tells the computer to use that port as its internet.

    I ran into that issue on my desktop were I had a wireless card and 3 ethernet ports (2 real and 1 virtual).

    XP just has to be told which one it needs to route internet traffic threw.
  4. Aj2488 thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 13, 2007
    Chicago Suburbs
    ......Can't believe I missed it... Haha :D


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