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hi,

i just finished with a clean install of  windows server 2003, but for some reason i can't get internet connections.  i tried using the connection wizard->connect using a broadband connection that's always on, but it just tells me the my connection should already by configured and ready to use.  i don't think i need to connect using a broadband connection that uses user name and password since the other computers in my company don't use password to connect.  could it be that the network card simply doesn't have the proper driver?  
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by:naughton
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firstly, do an ipconfig (start - run - "cmd" then type ipconfig)
take the gateway address and then try and ping it (ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx)

doyou get a reply?
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ipconfig does not return anything, and pinging gets: destination unreacheable.  thanks.
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have you configured windows updates on the server?
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yes, i set it to automatic.  
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by:naughton
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in control panel - networks, is the lan connection enabled?
what is the server LAN card plugged into?
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by:mmingfeilam
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in control panels->network connections, i only see connection wizard.  
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in the device manager - are there any devices that have an exclamation mark or a cross through them?

 
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by:mmingfeilam
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yes, the ethernet controller has a question mark on it.
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what sort of server dio you have?
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by:mmingfeilam
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i have a dell dimension B110, do you know how i can get the drivers?
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if you select network category and click view and edit your list, there are no drivers to be downloaded.
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Expand the network options (click on the + sign before "network)
download the intel drivers.

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for some reason IE 6.0 doesn't let me expand the tree, but firefox does.
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did the updated drivers work?
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by:mmingfeilam
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no, i am trying to install the BIOS and chipset drivers now.  the network card is integrated with the mobo, so is there a way to find out the mobo's product number (i only see the S/N and Dell Rev A00) and download the driver for the whole mobo?  
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mobo?
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sorry, mobo is what some IT people i used to work with as mother board.  anyway, the driver works, but i had to tell device manager where to look in the hard drive, i thought it's smart enough to find it by itself.  
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