Windows XP internet connection problem

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by zzilla, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. zzilla

    zzilla MDL Novice

    Aug 12, 2015
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    Hi guys,


    Is there any way to get XP to connect to the internet without having the Ethernet adapter drivers.
    I've gone to the manufacturers website (Packard Bell) they no longer support the PC and don't have drivers on the site.
    Also checked the motherbroard manufacturers site (it's a Gigabyte Ga-81945pm-rh) they don't support it because it it was built specifically for Packard-Bell.


    I can get a Linux OS to connect to the internet,maybe a silly question but is there an XP disc that works that way ?

    Thanks
     
  2. zzilla

    zzilla MDL Novice

    Aug 12, 2015
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    Thanks for the reply :)

    Could l install it as the OS or would l have to run the live cd every time l wanted to run windows ?
     
  3. TrustMe

    TrustMe MDL Member

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    No, you can not install it as an OS. You have to run it as a live CD every time.
     
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    urie Moderator
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  5. zzilla

    zzilla MDL Novice

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    @urie
    Thanks for that,I'm go to try it.

    @OZ Been on to pcidatabase could the find the driver id there.I may end up buying a USB WiFi stick.


    Thanks for the help guys