For a number of reasons I had to reinstall windows xp on my computer and now I cannot get an internet connection. The router appears to be fully powered and the ethernet light on the back is on. The connection settings on the computer show a connection but no data moving. Help.
also please check to make sure that your IE settings are set to auto detect and never dial a connection in the tools internet options, connectivity tab... In the LAN settings is where you'll click on auto detect and you shouldn't have a problem.
It could also be problems associated with the service pack reinstalled when you reinstalled - you may need to get service pack two on a disk to bring it up to speed. It may also be that your windows reinstall does not supply the drivers for your NIC, which probably was supplied by the PC manufacturer, or, if your NIC was ever upgraded or replaced, its drivers would not be in your windows reinstall.