Setting up Internet Connection on Windows 2000
by sexysnake - 11/9/09 12:53 PM
The title says it all. The oldest OS I have ever dealt with is windows XP, in which all that is required is plugging in the Ethernet cable. Recently, a friend of mine asked me to setup the internet on a windows 2000 machine. First I thought there was no Ethernet cable going in the machine, but it was. Then, if I remember correctly, I checked the device manager to see if the adapter was installed and working correctly; it was. I tried setting it up through Network Wizard but it didn't do anything. I got the same page on IE saying that it cannot display page. In some other threads somebody suggested to install XP, but it is not a choice as this is an office machine that cannot have any down time.
Is there any way to check if this machine is online. How about if I install Firefox on it? Because IE (its a really old version) might need to setup properly for the first time. But if I download latest FF or even IE that might skip all the initial steps that the older versions have to go through...