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jkinatl2:
Wow, odd. My iBook worked fine on the internet right out of the box, never gave me a moment's weirdness. Also, no viruses. Just sayin :)

ImagineFL:
Wish I had time to help troubleshoot...  I'm running late and I have a plane to catch.

Good luck!

Patrick

David_CA:
How about trying this.  Unplug the cable modem so it'll reset.  It doesn't take long... maybe 30 seconds or so.  Next, try going to a website.  If it doesn't work, you may need to do the following:
  -go to start, run, and type 'cmd' and hit enter, a black 'DOS' box will open
  -type 'ipconfig /release' (without quotes) and hit enter
  -type 'ipconfig /renew' (without quotes) and hit enter
You should get something like "ethernet adapter xxxx : and then a few lines with details... such as IP address, default gateway, etc.  After that, you should be able to get online.  This isn't an issue so much with the notebook as that the cable modem doesn't 'know' it's not still connected to the old computer.

I assume your notebook has Wi-fi, so now you need a wireless router so you can enjoy not being tied down to a desk by an ethernet cable!  Good luck.

David

JeffInNYC:
Well I figured it out....turns out I had to disconnect all the cable connections from the cable box...the cable company explained to me that the box doesnt realize that Im no longer attached to the old computer....so I disconnected and reconnected everything and here I am...it works,,,yippee!

So this is my first official post from my new laptop.

Its going to take some getting used to.  Also this wide screen monitor, the forum looks weird and a little wide to me.  LOL

You all like your wide screen monitors? Things look strange to me.

At any rate, I got the connection to work!

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