The problem I have found is not to be hardware related. It is realtek software/driver problems. When I configure the DNS,WINS and ip addresses under the properties of the TCP/IP properties it works just fine. Just to let everyone know. I have installed SP2 on XP and updated the drivers for the NIC and it still didn't autodetect the connection. So heres what you have to do to manually set up the connection. First determine what IP address and DNS you'll be using. For you college guys you have to contact your IT dept to get it. You could prolly get them to set it up for you. For the home users; Use 192.168.1.100 for an ip adress. If you have more than one computer connecting to the router obtain their IP's then add one number to the one you give your latop. Unless you have changed it which most people don't the default gateway will be 192.168.1.1. To get your DNS numbers access your router by typing in 192.168.1.1 in Internet explorer, hopefully you remember your password. If you haven't changed it the login/password will admin/admin. Then click on status and you'll get yer DNS numbers. Plug those into the TCP/IP properties then click all the OKs and it will connect. If you need more detailed info on this post a reply here. I'll try to make an attachment doc for easier understanding.
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9/6/04 at 4:58pm