I just bought a laptop that had no OS installed... So, I installed XP (service pack 1) and now I am trying to get my internet connection to work.
I have a DSL router (SMC Barricade 7008ABR) that my other computers are using and it works fine... I know that the cable to the laptop works, because my old laptop used it.
So we can rule out any hardware or cable issues... I got to believe that the issue has to be with XP / network configuration.
I am unable to ping the DSL router... In XP, under "network connections", I see my "1394 Net Adaper" enabled... I tried to "repair this connection", but received the message "Failed to query TCP/IP settings of the connection. Cannot proceed".