Windows XP WIndows XP Wifi - No internet, but connected


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Hi... I'm new to this site, but I came here because I saw a thread where some folks have some tech knowledge regarding the eMachines notebook PCs. I have a 13-year-old or so notebook PC. It's in pretty good shape, but I had a problem and had to use the recovery disks to reinstall Windows XP. Now I have a major problem and I am hoping that someone can offer some advice. After I reloaded Windows XP I linked the notebook's Wi-Fi to my gateway router, but I can't get any programs to actually talk to the internet. It says I have a good wireless connection, but IE won't talk to the web. It says I have no internet connection. I have tried and tried but cannot find where the disconnect may be or how to fix it. Any advice will be appreciated. Thanks in advance. -- Jim...
 
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Hi James welcome to PCR please join in and enjoy, I am afraid I cannot help you as I am a Linux user but I am sure someone on the site may be able to help you. The only thought I have as Windows XP is discontinued that may have a bearing on your situation. If you are unable to to solve the problem then possibly you could look at a Linux Distro as many are designed for running on old Laptops and notebooks. I will have a quick look and get back to you just in case.
 

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try using a 'hardwire' connection via an ethernet cable ... you could be lacking some 'drivers' that may fix the issue


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Unfortunately XP is no longer supported so you are not able to get the updates now and the drivers would possibly be on the updates which you cannot get.
 

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