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  1. smspencer

    smspencer Thread Starter

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    I have come to my boyfriend's for the weekend. I used to run my laptop wirelessly using his router, but the router has gone wrong. He uses blueyonder with a modem, and now uses an ethernet cable. When I unplug the ethernet cable from his pc and plug it into my laptop, it won't work - it does not detect the connection. Do I need to do something to enable it or change my settings, or use software? I thought it should just work by plugging it in??

    Please help.
     
  2. Rockn

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    Plug the cable in and reboot. If his router has an ethernet switch plug your own cable into that and reboot.
     
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    I have tried rebooting - makes no difference. It just doesn't detect the connection.
     
  4. Rockn

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    What is the make and model of the router?
     
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    It's a Motorola Surfboard.

    Driving me mad now. Just cannot understand why it won't work. Am I supposed to just be able to plug in and go?
     
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    Just to say I have sorted this out now, by unplugging the router (or modem - whatever it is!) and plugging it back in, whilst connected to my laptop. Must have reset itself or something.

    Thanks for you help.
     
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