View Full Version : IPconfig

19-03-2009, 04:50 AM
XP all up to date on DLINK modem router works on wireless but ipconfig just shows
"Windows XP configuration" and it will not work on LAN.The port and cable work with
a linux OS on the same box.This has occurred since a full reinstall of the XP OS.

19-03-2009, 05:56 AM
check device manager, I suspect that you need drivers

are you using ipconfig /all

19-03-2009, 06:14 AM
IP config /all returns the same answer.You appear on the right track about the driver.
But a net search returns no driver available and the XP disk search also returns the same
even tho the driver must have been there on the original install of xp.

19-03-2009, 06:32 AM
Because you don't get drivers off Windows.
You get it off the manufacturers CD or off their website if you haven't got CDs.
Laptop - go there and look up your model.
Desktop - go to the motherboard manufacturers site, enter model and get all the drivers - sound, LAN, Chipset etc..

19-03-2009, 06:41 AM
Thanks 4 that.While I was looking for drivers just now I got an update from MS and my lan is now working ?????

Speedy Gonzales
19-03-2009, 08:44 AM
Theyre probably from windowsupdate.

DONT use windowsupdate or the updates in XP. Go to whatever site and download then install them

Altho, I dont know how that could happen, if the LAN drivers werent installed

19-03-2009, 08:49 AM
NIC drivers from M$ are usually fine. I never had a problem with them when running Windows (and even when working tech at one of the local companies)

The only drivers you DON'T use from M$ are sound and graphics drivers

Maybe a hotfix has done it? Anyway, its working now, :)