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Help on computer switching

Discussion in 'Networking' started by barca10, Apr 10, 2007.

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  1. barca10

    barca10 Thread Starter

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    Well first of all hello.... i'm new here so bare with me if im not giving enough information.
    I jus bought a laptop thats has window vista and right now i dont have a router but untill i get one im trying to put the usb cable that connects to the modem onto my old computer wich runs on a windows ME and the internet wont work can anyone help me?
     
  2. mattborn

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    If you want to use the USB cable then you're going to need the installation CD that came with the modem to install the software. If I were you I'd skip the USB cable and just use a Cat-5 cable to connect the Ethernet port on the modem to your network card on the computer. Make sure your network card is 'setup to receive IP addresses automatically'. Your computer should receive an IP address from the modem and hopefully the internet is working.
     
  3. barca10

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    Thanx man ill try that
     
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