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How come my cable modem is not giving me a valid IP address? 

by on January 22, 2013

Q: Recently purchased a new cpu tower. I plugged in the ethernet cable. Got nothing. Called my cable provider and they checked my modem and told me it may be a bad ethernet cable. I purchased another cable and still nothing. After doing some checking, I noticed that I have no IP address showing. Also says that no driver was installed for the coprocessor. I checked to see if the ethernet card is installed. It is and is working properly. Can the fact that I have no IP address be my problem or could it be another issue?

 
 

How come my Internet works for my laptop but not my desktop? 

by on August 21, 2012

Q: My LAN port orange flashing green, cable works for laptop but does not work with desktop, what is the problem?

 
 

How come my computer cannot stay online for more than a minute after my cable modem was replaced? 

by on August 4, 2010

Q: The wireless modem burnt out and when Time Warner came and replaced it with a new modem my desktop computer started saying its not connected to the wireless network. However, I can still get on line. For a minute. Then it kicks me off and says I’m not connected. Time Warner says it’s my computer that just happened to break at the EXACT time they changed the modem. Anyone know what could be the real problem?

 
 

Is it possible to connect two wireless routers to one cable modem? 

by on June 8, 2010

Q: Recently I bought an E3000 Linksys wireless router. I already own a Belkin N1 wireless router. How do I connect both to one cable modem? I want to have a network for the back yard porch area in the summer and might as well put my old wireless router to use.

 
 

How come we have to reboot our road runner highspeed Internet everyday? 

by on January 20, 2010

Q: I have roadrunner high speed internet with 6 computers and one x-box live. Everyday we have to reboot for one thing or another. Wow can we fix this rebooting problem?

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What is a reasonably priced cable modem/router? 

by on December 7, 2009

Q: I am looking for a cheap cable modem/router (preferably linksys) any recommendations?

 
 

How can I connect my Windows 98 computer to my cable Internet connection? 

by on September 23, 2009

Q: I do not have an Ethernet card or hook up on my computer running Windows 98. Is there any way to still get connected to my cable Internet connection?

 
 

What can I do to avoid going through my cable provider to get the Internet on my laptop? 

by on August 15, 2009

Q: What can I do to avoid going through my cable provider to get the Internet on my laptop?

I am trying to avoid purchasing an internet plan with my cable provider as they have quoted a hook up fee of $149.00. For wireless which should be illegal. Is there a wireless card available for laptops to connect ?

 
 

Broadband and Cell phone internet explained 

by on July 30, 2009

Q: I don’t have internet at home and frankly I can’t afford it. Will purchasing a wireless card allow me to access the internet on my computer? Its not an old computer I don’t think( M1330 dell, 3GB).

I’m just confused and I do have an unlimited data on my phone. The thing is if I can in fact use these cards to get internet am I limited to what I can buy? I have a Sprint phone and a Dell computer. So will I have to get a Sprint card?

How much do these things usually run and what determines the type of card I should purchase? All I really want is unbroken internet access so that I can watch a youtube or netflix video online. I want to be able to watch it all the way without any pauses or freezes. I am really tired of just using the internet from 8-3 at work. I use the public transportation so would I be able to use this card on the bus?

Someone suggested the cheapest broadband service and then get an internet adaptor so that I don’t have to fuss with a wireless card.

But what is “broadband'” and is that something I will have to get from like comcast or AT&T? I want avoid their outlandish prices.

A: Broadband really just means a fast internet connection and currently that would include cable and DSL for residential customers. There are a few other options but those are the most available options right now.

Your unlimited data plan on your Sprint phone is not really unlimited. If you read the contract it is limited to 5GB of data transfer. To put this in perspective this is probably 4 or 5 Netflix videos. Read the rest of this entry »

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How do I get rid of my WiFi network and move to a wired network? 

by on July 1, 2009

Q: My wifi network stinks. I want to hard wire the two machines instead. They are 60 feet apart. Can I do it w/cards and cat5 wire? Do I need a cable modem for each machine? What software?