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Author Topic: Internet Connection on New Laptop  (Read 2563 times)

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Offline JeffInNYC

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Internet Connection on New Laptop
« on: August 15, 2006, 11:17:01 PM »
Well I bought a new laptop...its sweet and Im trying it out the next few weeks to decide if I like it.

Anyway, I want to use the internet...so I took the network cable on my old computer and connected it to the laptop... no dice.

Is there more entailed to connecting to the internet besides connecting the network cable?



Offline Eldon

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Re: Internet Connection on New Laptop
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2006, 11:50:45 PM »
Jeff, what are you running? DSL or Cable?

Offline JeffInNYC

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Re: Internet Connection on New Laptop
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2006, 12:22:22 AM »
Its my cable modem from my cable company.
I tried many things and still nothing.  I guess I will call the cable company tomorrow.

This sucks.

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Re: Internet Connection on New Laptop
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2006, 12:32:42 AM »
First thing to do...

Open up Internet Explorer and click on TOOLS and then on INTERNET OPTIONS.  Once there, click on the CONNECTIONS tab and then click on LAN SETTINGS.  Tick the little box that says "AUTOMATICALLY DETECT SETTINGS".  Make sure nothing else is checked and hit OK twice and close Internet explorer. 

Start Internet Explorer again and see if that works.   :)


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Re: Internet Connection on New Laptop
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2006, 04:31:14 AM »
Thanks, Patrick.  I was one step ahead of you and has already done that.  I iwll call my cable company and see what they have to say.  Or maybe this laptop is just going back.

Im aggravated. LOL

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Re: Internet Connection on New Laptop
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2006, 04:38:35 AM »
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 :)

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Re: Internet Connection on New Laptop
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2006, 07:45:08 AM »
Wish I had time to help troubleshoot...  I'm running late and I have a plane to catch.

Good luck!


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Re: Internet Connection on New Laptop
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2006, 02:32:30 PM »
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.

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Re: Internet Connection on New Laptop
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2006, 08:07:13 PM »
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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