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Windows Vista problem - connecting to internet

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    naicul

    Hi guys!
    I don't really know if this is the right place to ask this, but I'll give it a try:
    I've just installed Vista Business x64 (looks great!), but I'm experiencing a problem with my Internet connection. I connect to Internet trough a cable connection (I have a modem). Vista identified my network card (a realtek rtl8168/8111 family pci-e gigabit ethernet nic). The only problem is that it does not identify the network connection. It says "access: local only" and, when I try to diagnose the problem it says I have to shot down my modem for 10 secounds and then plug it again. This does not solve my problem. Does anyone have any idea where the problem could be? I'm trying to fix this since this morning, and now I look at the clock and it's nine o'clock.[C]
    Any advice would be highly appreciated. Thanks! 

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    alwaysmc2

    Have you tried plugging the ethernet port into another computer to make sure that is works properly?

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    naicul

    I forgot to say: it works. I am now connected from the same cable connection, but now I'm typeing from my laptop, which runs XP

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    naicul

    ok, let's put it this way: for my kind of connection (cable), do I have to do something special (like set up a pppoe connection - i dont really know what it is, i've just read about it somewhere), or i just have to plug the cable in my network card and that's it?

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    Cybermagell​an

    naicul wrote:
    ok, let's put it this way: for my kind of connection (cable), do I have to do something special (like set up a pppoe connection - i dont really know what it is, i've just read about it somewhere), or i just have to plug the cable in my network card and that's it?


    Wall>Wall Jack>Cable>Cable Modem>Router>Ethernet Cable>Ethernet Card

    +/- Router if need be.

    Hehe, I have a Wireless Card in my PC  and I can pickup my neighbors wireless....so sometimes you don't even need all that.

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    naicul

    Cybermagellan wrote:
    

    Wall>Wall Jack>Cable>Cable Modem>Router>Ethernet Cable>Ethernet Card


    ok, the modem is a "router+modem", so we apply the +/- rule. so what's the problem then? why does it tell me that my modem has a problem on Vista, but on XP works fine? I'm gonna kill myself!Mad

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    Cybermagell​an

    If you click on the icon in the bottom right and it said local only it should say "View Available Networks" click on that and what's available?

    Also check your device manager and see if there is anything in there with ? marks.

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    naicul

    Cybermagellan wrote:
    If you click on the icon in the bottom right and it said local only it should say "View Available Networks" click on that and what's available?

    It doesn't say anywhere "View available networks". The only network available is the Local Area Network I have for the Realtek card.

    Also check your device manager and see if there is anything in there with ? marks.

    In the device manager I have an exclamation mark. I looked for it on the Internet and it seems to be something from the mainbord (Asus P5LD2 SE), a program called AI Booster should be installed for this to go away. I've instaled it, but it seems it is not compatible with Vista... I don't really know what this AI Booster is for...

    Could the problem be here?

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    Does your ISP require PPPOE or anything that may already be set up on your older XP machine but not in Vista?

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    naicul

    "ASUS Ai Booster is an application that allows you to overclock the CPU either manually or automatically without the hassle of entering the BIOS Setup"

    I don't think this is the problem

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    naicul

    CannotResolveSymbol wrote:
    Does your ISP require PPPOE or anything that may already be set up on your older XP machine but not in Vista?

    I do not think so. Does XP sets by itself things that Vista doesn't?

    I didn't set up anithing on my XP, I'm the one who installed the OS, did not set any pppoe connection or something like that...

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    naicul wrote:
    
    CannotResolveSymbol wrote: Does your ISP require PPPOE or anything that may already be set up on your older XP machine but not in Vista?

    I do not think so. Does XP sets by itself things that Vista doesn't?


    It shouldn't...  you would have had to set it up by hand in XP as well.  Just trying to think of reasons why your network wouldn't be working...

    Maybe check for a firmware update for your modem...  I dunno.

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    naicul

    CannotResolveSymbol wrote:
    
    naicul wrote: 
    CannotResolveSymbol wrote: Does your ISP require PPPOE or anything that may already be set up on your older XP machine but not in Vista?

    I do not think so. Does XP sets by itself things that Vista doesn't?


    It shouldn't...  you would have had to set it up by hand in XP as well.  Just trying to think of reasons why your network wouldn't be working...

    Maybe check for a firmware update for your modem...  I dunno.

    why do  firmware update if it works on XP? it should work on vista either... at least that's what I think...

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    naicul wrote:
    
    CannotResolveSymbol wrote: 
    naicul wrote: 
    CannotResolveSymbol wrote: Does your ISP require PPPOE or anything that may already be set up on your older XP machine but not in Vista?

    I do not think so. Does XP sets by itself things that Vista doesn't?


    It shouldn't...  you would have had to set it up by hand in XP as well.  Just trying to think of reasons why your network wouldn't be working...

    Maybe check for a firmware update for your modem...  I dunno.

    why do  firmware update if it works on XP? it should work on vista either... at least that's what I think...


    The network stack in Vista is completely new...  if there's even a slight bug in the router's code, Vista could run into it even though XP does not.

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    naicul

    Problem solved!
    Seems like my ISP does not support Vista (?!) and I have to set the ip/dns/subnet by hand. Now I'm posting from Vista.

    Thanks for help!Cool

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    ianp

    a friend is having the same problem how do you set the ip/dns/subnet by hand.

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    dhmuscle

    I'm having the exact same problem with Comcast, how do i fix it. I have been screwing with this for 5 hours this morning, about ready to throw my cable modem through the window!!

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    figuerres

    naicul wrote:
    

    Problem solved!
    Seems like my ISP does not support Vista (?!) and I have to set the ip/dns/subnet by hand. Now I'm posting from Vista.

    Thanks for help!



    that sounds rather odd....


    with XP you have "assign address automaticaly" right ?

    thats called DHCP

    Vista also can use DHCP and that has been around for a *LONG* time.  it should work.

    during beta I did find that a network adpater I used -- a netgear USB wireless one had a probblem with Vista and DHCP.
    it was a driver problem as far as I could tell.

    perhaps the network driver for the card is not working right on Vista for DHCP ??

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