I cannot get old processor to connect to internet?

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Hi there, i purchased in march a new desktop pc, monitor etc...now when i removed my old processor i just unplugged it and plugged in the new one....so why now can i not get my old processor to connect to internet when i plug it back into my modem, it keeps saying IE cannot display the page! and limited connectivity in the tray bit at the bottom?

Am i missing something important here as its connected to my modem which is working fine with the new PC, or do i need to do some tweaking...all help appreciated thanks :rolleyes:
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  • espressoespresso Forumite
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    Make/model of this 'modem'?

    If you are now wanting to connect two computers, you would need a router to share the bandwidth.
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  • clairibelclairibel Forumite
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    Modem is my virgin media one motorola surboard sb5100 and i don't want to connect two pc's just swap them around whilst i use the old processor which does work...just won't connect. Thanks.
  • espressoespresso Forumite
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    When you swap the PC's, you will need to power down the modem for a few minutes, then it should work fine when you power it back up.
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  • clairibelclairibel Forumite
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    Thanks expresso will try that as hubbie has informed me he did not switch anything off when he did it :rolleyes: :D
  • clairibelclairibel Forumite
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    Right i tried this and still did not work, i tried to repair connection in control panel and i got these messages;

    Invalid ip address and the network did not assign a network address to the computer???

    I know something needs a tweak somewhere but where is the question...help? :D
  • Right-click on My Computer, and go to Device Manager. Is there a yellow exclamation mark by Network Devices? If so you probably need the correct drivers.

    Was there a cd that came with your modem?
  • clairibelclairibel Forumite
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    Yes there is an exclamation mark there, by CD do you mean the blueyonder one to install it, as thats all i got from virgin media when got modem as we are talking couple of years back now. :confused:

    Thanks.
  • aliEnRIKaliEnRIK Forumite
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    Thats nothing to do with the virgin/blueyonder cd
    Thats to do with your computer needed drivers
    First stop is try WINDOWS UPDATES via microsoft
    Goto CUSTOM and see if there are any HARDWARE updates
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  • GunJackGunJack Forumite
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    yup, sounds like you'll need to re-install drivers...give it a whirl

    BTW, when you say "processor", I take it you mean the actual pc ??
    ......Gettin' There, Wherever There is......

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  • clairibelclairibel Forumite
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    Hi yes when i say processor i mean pc lol :D tower unit thing.

    I know you say it needs drivers, but can i get these without connecting to internet?

    I will try the CUSTOM and hardware updates as soon as, thanks.
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