First off hello to everyone, im new here.
I know quite abit about computers, ive taken all the computer classes possible at my highschool and learned more from other tech students. Ive tried everything that i could think of to try to avoid involving anyone else. Well today i went to a computer business and talked to them for awhile and realized it would be a mistake to leave my laptop there for them to "try" to fix.
I recieved this laptop from my cousin about a week ago. When she had it she had no problems with the internet. It did crash on her and she could never get it to work right so she gave it to me. I got it back up and running and did my best to clean it up a bit.
Ive tried everything i could possibly think of but am at a total loss.
My computer is a Toshiba laptop, it is a pentium II, the os is Windows XP Pro, 128 mb ram, service pack 2 (cant upgrade to pack 2 because my internet doesnt work), and 366 MHz.
My problem is that I have an active connection. It is wireless at 100 mbps but i dont have a wireless router, just a regular router so i am connect with a cable. the card it is connected to is NETGEAR FA511 NETWORK CARD. When i open up firefox or explorer pages wont load. Nothing is able to access the internet. I cant upgrade anything too. Ive done all the anti virius and spyware scans. I have ZoneAlarm Suite. Someone said i may have a router hijacker but i dont even know what that is. Unfortunately my computer knowledge is somewhat limited.
ANY help, I will be very greatful to you. I just want to go on the net when ever i want instead of waiting to get on my parents. I will be in great debt to anyone who fixs my problem. Thank you for your time.