Broadband Internet not showing up...

Discussion in 'Broadband Hardware' started by hyperfuse, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. hyperfuse

    hyperfuse Guest

    Hi. I think this is the right place for my problem, so here goes. I have a
    wireless network at my house that my computer was connected to, and it works
    fine, but when I try to hook up the cable directly to my computer, nothing
    happens. It doesn't even register that I have anything in the port. I think
    it has something to do with the fact that I nuked my hard drive a while back,
    and I'm missing some kind of software or drivers. The computer I'm on now is
    hooked up directly to my modem, and has no problems, so I know that my modem
    is working properly, as is my network.

    I'm not very computer savvy, so any help I can get would be greatly
    hyperfuse, Dec 28, 2007
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  2. hyperfuse

    Chris H Guest

    This newsgroup supports Microsoft's Broadband Networking brand hardware and
    software only, so you probably need to post to a general networking
    newsgroup or contact the support section for the manufacturer of your

    First, are you turning off the wireless device (whatever it is) before you
    attempt to hook up the cable. If not, do so, and if it still doesn't work:

    Check in Device Manager, under Networking Devices and see if your Ethernet
    port is enabled on the computer that won't connect with an RJ-45 (Ethernet)
    cable. If it is disabled and not functioning, you may need to enable it or
    update the driver for it. It should be (other than perhaps a different
    brand card in the computer) the same setup as the computer that works okay.
    Chris H.
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    Chris H, Dec 28, 2007
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  3. hyperfuse

    hyperfuse Guest

    Sorry for posting in the wrong place; I did fix the problem on my own. Sorry
    hyperfuse, Dec 28, 2007
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