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What Happened to my Computer?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jraquel, May 24, 2005.

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  1. jraquel

    jraquel Thread Starter

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    Hi Everyone,

    I have a computer with 2000 on it and one with 98. They were sharing an internet connection via a wireless router and I have done something that has stop letting the 2000 connect to the internet. The router is connected to the 98, as is the modem.
    It was working perfectly until I had a little trouble with the modem, I thought, which turned out to be in the standby mode, so I guess I clicked or pushed something I wasn't supposed to.

    Anyone have any idea as to what I might have done to cause this?
     
  2. SkyHi

    SkyHi

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    Well, I'm not sure of the cause, but I'd try to
    1) Unplug / replug in the cables and
    2) Update / reinstall drivers

    -SkyHi
     
  3. ezymony

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    Shut down both computers unplug the power to the modem unplug power to the router. Reboot modem first then router then both computers.
     
  4. jraquel

    jraquel Thread Starter

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    Thanks, but that did not work, sort of, :)

    but I did find out what was wrong. Both the computers had the same group name. When I started the 2 computers back up the 2000 started first and the internet started, but when I turned on the 98 it gave an error message that the name of the computer was already connected, so I renamed the 98 to something different and now they both can get on the internet.

    Thanks for the help, turning them off and restarting sort of solved the problem, huh? :rolleyes:

    Thanks
     
  5. ezymony

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    Well sort of at least you learned something new the computers have to have different names but be on the same workgroup.
     
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