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Q: Basic Networking/Internet question. ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: Basic Networking/Internet question.
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: evilsasuke-ga
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Posted: 19 Nov 2006 17:43 PST
Expires: 19 Dec 2006 17:43 PST
Question ID: 784119
This will probably be extremely easy for the person who answers it but
is difficult for me. Please pardon my ignorance.

I recently brought my laptop to my friend's house and tried to connect
to the internet by connecting the ethernet cable to my computer but
was unable to connect to the internet. I tried using ipconfig and the
commands ipconfig /release, ipconfig /renew respectively but it still
didn't work. Am I making this harder than it should be? When using
someone else's isp what steps are neccessary?

Request for Question Clarification by mvguy-ga on 19 Nov 2006 18:04 PST
How does your friend connect his/her computer to the Internet? When
your computer isn't at your friend's house, how do you connect it to
the Internet?

Request for Question Clarification by maniac-ga on 20 Nov 2006 08:05 PST
Hello Evilsasuke,

The comment does makes good point, however depending on the service
provider, you may have to "register" the MAC address of the device
accessing the Internet.

In my home, the connection goes like this:
  Internet provider <-> Modem <-> Router <-> Computer(s)
and with this set up, the modem (cable or DSL) sees only a single
device (the Router). I can add / remove computers freely behind the
router & all have full access to the Internet.

Would you accept an answer that describes a set up like this and
options for purchasing the Router?

There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Basic Networking/Internet question.
From: pascal1-ga on 19 Nov 2006 20:56 PST

Unplug the power to his cable-modem (it is cable-modem right?) after
you unhook the ethernet cable from his PC, then the power back in, and
plug the ethernet into yours.  Bet it works.  Do the same when you
switch it back.  Cablemodems typically like to see one device attached
to it each power cycle.

Good luck.
Subject: Re: Basic Networking/Internet question.
From: manmade-ga on 21 Nov 2006 05:31 PST
create a new network connection and then try using connecting it
dnt use the old connection which your friend used

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