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cannot connect to internet (cable connection) using ME

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Dan Ashcroft, Jul 30, 2006.

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  1. Dan Ashcroft

    Dan Ashcroft Thread Starter

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    HI
    I have just moived house. So, the first thing I need to do, just after dumping the boxes in our new place, is to get online right?
    Last house, we had DSL. Now it is cable.
    I have a laptop using XP, and an old desktop using ME. In the old place, I connected the desktop via a USB cable to the modem. The access point for the wireless plaptop was done with an ethernet connection into same modem.

    Now, very late in the long weekend, I have repeated the exact same set up: ethernet cable from (new cable) modem to access point, and USB from modem to desktop. I get perfect connectivity with the wireless - that which I am using to post this SOS - but nothing with the desktop. nothing. completely dead. not sure why.

    any suggestions much, much appreciated.

    DA
     
  2. Foamer

    Foamer Guest

    Stupid question...
    But...
    Are you using the same USB cable as you did in the old setup?
    Do you have another USB cable you can swap out?

    That seems to be the focal point right now.
     
  3. Dan Ashcroft

    Dan Ashcroft Thread Starter

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    Thanks.
    Yes, the same cable, the same everything. Except this time we have cable not DSL. And thus a different modem.
    Is there any reason the ME might decide not to play ? Is there something to configure ??

    DA
     
  4. Foamer

    Foamer Guest

    Just as a start...
    Go to your Control Panel...
    Double click the "Network" icon.
    Make sure your TCP/IP protocol's are still there for a USB network adapter.
    If so... check it's properties and make sure it's set to "Obtain an IP address automatically".

    If you have a internet installation disk from your ISP... Try using it again.
     
  5. Dan Ashcroft

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    Yes, thanks.
    I checked all of the things you mentioned and still no joy.
    The TCP/Ip is set for the previous modem. I just moved into this house and inherited their cable modem. I realise I probably need to have the desktop recognise the new modem.
    How to do ???
    Thanks again.
    DA
     
  6. Foamer

    Foamer Guest

    It should recognize the modem auto.

    To tell you the truth... USB internet is very finicky.
    You should probably get ahold of the proper installation disk for that internet service.

    Ok...
    In the control panel try using the Internet connection Wizard.
    Be sure to select USB as your internet device.
     
  7. Dan Ashcroft

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    cant see Internet Connection Wizard here, on my ME control panel
     
  8. Foamer

    Foamer Guest

    Been awhile since I had ME.
    Control Panel/Iinternet Options... Connections tab...
    Setup button will get you there.
     
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