Thanks for the response. You're about to find out that networking
protocols and software is my weakest area.
Yes, I have a Cat5e cable running from LAN1 port on the back of the
motherboard into the BEFSX41 router firewall. The BEFSX41 has 4 ethernet
ports for networking, plus another to link into a cable modem.
My other two machines linked and still link to the internet.
You asked if I have an SSID network. I have NO idea what you mean by
To activate Vista was a pain. The only option I was given was Broadband
WAN with a username and password using PPPOE. That's useless to me. I
was able to get a modem option to show up. Too bad I don't have a modem.
I was finally able to dial in on a telephone and go through voice
prompts to activate my copy.
As it sits, Vista Ultimate 64 is unable to recognize any connections.
The LAN port on the back of the machine has the appropriate status
lights, indicating it is connected.
It may be best, if you're willing, to assume NOTHING and start from
scratch with this.
All I have connected to this new build computer is a single harddrive,
freshly formatted, a floppy drive, a DVD R/W drive, and a video card.
USB keyboard, mouse and a screen complete the picture. There's no data,
nothing. As I said, a fresh, clean install with a big internet block.