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    A while back I re-installed Windows XP Home and after that, that PC had no wireless capability (could not detect/join any networks). Then I went for the dirty option of buying a usb network adapter. Problem solved.

    Now, the network adapter can still connect to the network (the network is from a wireless router, a netgear dg348g I think).

    However once connected, I am told that there is "Limited or no connectivity".

    Whats strange is that I am using that connection to post this message, and whats even stranger is that I have another computer using the connection down the other end of the house (CAT5 cable).

    I have tried doing the same, CAT5 from the router to PC but theres no juice in it at all.

    I could babble on for a while but I'll try and form some questions...

    1) The PC in question only shows up 1 connection in Network Connections and Device Manager. It's called '1394 connection' and is under the Lan or High Speed Internet type. Should there be more than one?

    2) How can I find out if the PC has a built in network card? Before all this happened, the PC connected wirelessly to the router.

    3) I have an old network adapter from another broadband provider, although I am having trouble telling Windows where the drivers are, would this work?

    4) I hate hardware

    edit: I found some last ditch utility, which solved my problem, dont know what it done exactly, theres still only 1 connection in Network Connections though.

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    more info is needed.

    the USB Network Adapter: Who makes it, what is the model number

    1. 1394 connection is your firewire connection
    2. You'll see a big "phone jack" looking connection
    3. Who makes it, is it internal, external?
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