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Steve
11-14-08, 03:44 AM
Win XP Home

Router: Pipecall VOIP adsl router

I have decided to do a complete re-install of Win Xp on my pc. Rather
than using the existing hard disk, I bought a new one, so I could
still work if the new install took a long time.

My existing setup, with the "original" disk with win xp installed
works perfectly apart from it's slowing down (hence the fresh
install).

I have installed Win XP home on the new disk and it boots OK but IE
cannot see my router at all. the IP address is 192.168.1.nnn. I can
access the router and internet fine if I reconnect the existing hard
disk.

With the new disk, ping will not find the router either.

Am I missing something basic here?

Any help much appreciated.

Steve

GlowingBlueMist
11-14-08, 05:42 AM
<Steve> wrote in message news:bphqh4pnttk3qfuhp3f120n99040t9umgf@4ax.com...
> Win XP Home
>
> Router: Pipecall VOIP adsl router
>
> I have decided to do a complete re-install of Win Xp on my pc. Rather
> than using the existing hard disk, I bought a new one, so I could
> still work if the new install took a long time.
>
> My existing setup, with the "original" disk with win xp installed
> works perfectly apart from it's slowing down (hence the fresh
> install).
>
> I have installed Win XP home on the new disk and it boots OK but IE
> cannot see my router at all. the IP address is 192.168.1.nnn. I can
> access the router and internet fine if I reconnect the existing hard
> disk.
>
> With the new disk, ping will not find the router either.
>
> Am I missing something basic here?
>
> Any help much appreciated.
>
> Steve
Look for the drivers disk that came with your network interface card. If
it was internal with the motherboard the same still applies.

Many times the network interface will not be found by Windows until the
correct driver is installed from the manufacturers CD first.

GlowingBlueMist
11-14-08, 05:42 AM
<Steve> wrote in message news:bphqh4pnttk3qfuhp3f120n99040t9umgf@4ax.com...
> Win XP Home
>
> Router: Pipecall VOIP adsl router
>
> I have decided to do a complete re-install of Win Xp on my pc. Rather
> than using the existing hard disk, I bought a new one, so I could
> still work if the new install took a long time.
>
> My existing setup, with the "original" disk with win xp installed
> works perfectly apart from it's slowing down (hence the fresh
> install).
>
> I have installed Win XP home on the new disk and it boots OK but IE
> cannot see my router at all. the IP address is 192.168.1.nnn. I can
> access the router and internet fine if I reconnect the existing hard
> disk.
>
> With the new disk, ping will not find the router either.
>
> Am I missing something basic here?
>
> Any help much appreciated.
>
> Steve
Look for the drivers disk that came with your network interface card. If
it was internal with the motherboard the same still applies.

Many times the network interface will not be found by Windows until the
correct driver is installed from the manufacturers CD first.