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    Windows XP, service pack 1 and service pack 2. Can't connect to connect.

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      Windows XP, service pack 1 and service pack 2. Can't connect to connect.

      I have recently taken delivery of the Sky Broadband package, router etc. in order to connect to Sky Broadband Connect. I'm not connected after 2weeks.

      Basically the computer I'm trying to use has not been connected to the net for some 4/5 years. SKY are telling me that because of this,with a lack of automatic updates over that time and the fact that I'm running XP with service pack 1, all make my PC uncompatible with the netgear router? I know there is a live connection and feed to the router but keep getting the "can't find/connect to the ISP" message. There must be people running SKY connect through XP and service pack 1 version or are SKY correct??

      Does installing/upgrading to service pack 2 work, have other people had this problem, please help.


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      Re: Windows XP, service pack 1 and service pack 2. Can't connect to connect.

      Quote Originally Posted by pokerman View Post
      I have recently taken delivery of the Sky Broadband package, router etc. in order to connect to Sky Broadband Connect. I'm not connected after 2weeks.

      Basically the computer I'm trying to use has not been connected to the net for some 4/5 years. SKY are telling me that because of this,with a lack of automatic updates over that time and the fact that I'm running XP with service pack 1, all make my PC uncompatible with the netgear router? I know there is a live connection and feed to the router but keep getting the "can't find/connect to the ISP" message. There must be people running SKY connect through XP and service pack 1 version or are SKY correct??

      Does installing/upgrading to service pack 2 work, have other people had this problem, please help.
      Sounds ike a pile of crap to me, what an utter stupid statement to make.
      Its the router that does the job of connecting to the internet and the rest is simple networking.
      I would try running the Internet connection wizard and see how you get on.

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      Re: Windows XP, service pack 1 and service pack 2. Can't connect to connect.

      Yes mate it happened to me, i downloaded service pack 2 from windows official website,its a 266mb program and its free... once i installed it the internet worked fine... service pack 1 doesnt work with the sky router and some wireless adapters....

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      Re: Windows XP, service pack 1 and service pack 2. Can't connect to connect.

      heres the link mate, just click download...
      hope this helps...

      http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

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      Re: Windows XP, service pack 1 and service pack 2. Can't connect to connect.

      I can understand the software not working, but who uses that. The rest of it is simple networking, I have a laptop win win98 lite running using the wireless and that is fine.

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      Re: Windows XP, service pack 1 and service pack 2. Can't connect to connect.

      Thanks for the replys everybody. All sorted with SP2 and enjoying being online. However, will be trying to go wireless tonight.......we will see

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      Re: Windows XP, service pack 1 and service pack 2. Can't connect to connect.

      The router is completely indifferent to which operating system you are using.

      Some wireless adapters may have trouble with SP1 -- but none I've used extensively. I think there is also a theory that WPA doesn't work with SP1 -- but, again, not in my experience.

     

     

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