So, I ordered a new computer online a few days ago and when I connected it, it wouldn't connect to the internet no matter what I tried.
I called a guy from my ISP and told him I'm not sure what's wrong but it just isn't working. He probably thought I was just a clueless guy missing something obvious and came over the next day to take a look.
After about an hour, he gave up and told me to try reinstalling the OS... He said there may have been a problem when installing it (it's Windows 7) or at least something software-related is causing the problem. 'Thanks a lot' -_-
Right now I'm on my old computer which connects just fine to the internet.
My new comp:
CPU: AMD Phenom II-X6 1055T
RAM: Samsung DDR3 2G PC-10600 X2
MAINBOARD: GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3
and the other stuff are probably not the cause of the problem
Anyway, another friend told me that contrary to what the ISP guy told me, it's probably because I didn't install any drivers for the motherboard/chipset (what's a chipset anyway?). He said windows 7 might not be recognizing my network adapter or something along those lines.
So I googled keyword: my mainboard + driver
and downloaded the LAN + chipset driver for it and moved it to my new comp via USB and installed it. It still doesn't work.
I would like to take my computer to a place that can offer professional help but I can't at the moment (don't have a car) so I'm trying to figure this out at home
Anyone have any ideas?