How do I set up ethernet on PC by manually putting in IP address?

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Im using my monitor with a PC for the first time, and when I go to start -> control panel -> network and sharing on Windows 7, it won't detect anything even though the ethernet cable is plugged in. Then when it mentions broadband/DSL, which is what I have, it talks about PPOPE or something and needing an "ISP" account? My mac here and my console have never needed any password. You just go to network settings, ethernet, and then put in the IP address and stuff, and it works.

How can I get to the place on PC where I can put the IP address in manually without needing an ISP password?

I haven't installed my mobo drivers yet. Is that needed before being able to connect to the internet?

Also, my EVGA Supernova PSU is obviously working or the computer wouldn't be on, but its fans have not spun at all since I turned on the computer. Is that normal? The rest of the fans are working well. There's also a slight buzzing coming from the computer I think towards the end with the hard drive and disc drive in it.

Also, apparently only my SSD drive was detected in bios, and is working. My main HDD is not there when I go to My Computer. I must have used the wrong cable, but for now it's okay since I have 500gb of space on the SSD. My question is, will it be okay to plug in the HDD later on after I've already installed windows and a game onto the SSD, or will that delete everything else and have to start from scratch?
 
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Ketchup

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The product page tells you that this is normal for your power supply:
Unleash the next generation in power with the EVGA SuperNOVA 850/750 G2 Power Supplies. Based on the award winning G2 series Power Supplies from EVGA, these PSU’s feature 80 PLUS Gold rated efficiency, and clean, continuous power to every component. The new ECO Thermal Control Fan System offers fan modes to provide zero fan noise during low load operations. This provides improved efficiency for longer operation, less power consumption, reduced energy costs and minimal heat dissipation. Backed by a 10 year warranty and Japanese capacitor design, the EVGA SuperNOVA 850/750 G2 is not only the right choice for your system today, it is also the best choice for your system tomorrow.
http://www.evga.com/articles/00823/

And to your first question, yes, you most-likely need to install ethernet drivers in order to connect to the internet.

To your third question, you can add additional drives whenever you like. If you currently had a hard drive in the computer, and had it installed when installing Windows on the SSD, do a simple test while you are at this early stage: unplug the hard drive, then turn the computer back on. If Windows installs with just the SSD plug in, you're good. If not, re-install Windows with just the SSD plugged in, then plug in the hard drive at any time after the install is finished.
 
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Thanks for the help ketchup. I installed the drivers, followed the steps here http://www.colorado.edu/oit/tutorial/static-ip-configuration-windows-7, and it still says it can't connect to any network. Also I did that for "local area connection" like it said, but it won't let me "enable" it, it has a red x next to its name, while "local area connection 2" is automatically enabled, even though I haven't set it up at all and it's not working either.

edit: i copied my dns servers from my mac's network preferences after I took the ethernet cable out. Now I put it back in and they're different. Im going to try it again with the right dns server.

As for my second hard drive, I ran out of end to end, 1 to 1, cords for it. So what I used was a cord that had one connector to the psu or mobo or whatever, and then it branched into two connectors, and I just plugged one of those two into the hard drive where it fit. But maybe those only work when you plug both of the branching connectors into something? Maybe it's only getting half the power?

It still won't work. And I've tried changing the the DNS bios setting or whatever from automatic to TCP/IP, tried unclicking the "allow LKHTOM" or whatever that is. This computer is in the other room so I don't remember exactly. None of it will work. When I try "set up new connection" it says it may take up to 90 seconds to find one and it never finds anything, just stays blank.

Help!

Edit nevermind I think it's working now. It's really confusing like a chicken before the egg think. You go to set up a new connection, and it gives you no options. Then you go to IP4, and put everything in, and it doesn't work. But now that I went back to the new connection after the IP4 settings were put in, now it gives me a broadband option. But to connect to that, it asks for an ISP name and password, which I don't have. But then I left it blank and now it's working?

They don't make it easy.

How do I download the graphics cards drivers and set up steam and authenticate my game through steam?

Do I even need to download the graphics drivers or can I just put in the CD that came with the card and get them there? It's the MSI 980 TI. And then also I'll probably need fallout 4 drivers, which is the game I've spent 8 hours today getting my computer to not work to not play lol. Where do I get specific drivers for specific games?
 
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cubby1223

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How do I download the graphics cards drivers and set up steam and authenticate my game through steam?

Do I even need to download the graphics drivers or can I just put in the CD that came with the card and get them there? It's the MSI 980 TI. And then also I'll probably need fallout 4 drivers, which is the game I've spent 8 hours today getting my computer to not work to not play lol. Where do I get specific drivers for specific games?

It's best to download the most current version, here's the direct link:
http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windo...n8-win7-winvista-64bit-international-whql.exe
 

Ketchup

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You are getting there. And once you download the Steam client and sign in, you will be able to download all your games.
 

corkyg

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Network question moved to Networking.
 

JackMDS

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If you already have functional Network with Internet connection then ignore all the ISP instructions. they are irrelevant if you already have a Network.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1_DB0rojD8

Or - http://www.tp-link.us/faq-14.html

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Otherwise, it depends on the nature of the Hardware used (given to you by the ISP) and not your computer.

If the ISP gave you a Modem only device, get a Router and add it to the connection.

Using a computer directly connected to the Internet is extremely risky these days.

A Router beside protection will also enable you to configure and keep the ppope password and thus the connection will be On as long as the Router is On.

When using a Router the computer can be on Auto obtain IP and you do not need to do anything further.

Many DSL ISP provide a combo Modem/Router to their customers. Check online the Model number of your Modem. If it a Modem/Router read the manual and configure it with the Password and you are set as described above.





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