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Problem with my modem please help

By romancerbcl
May 11, 2007
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  1. Hello there

    Can anyone solve this?

    I have two pcs both running xp that share a modem but are not networked.
    Basically one is fine the other cannot get online at all I have tried everything.
    the modem can support both of them at once have been doing both together for a few weeks,this problem has recently popped up. I cant get my laptop to go through the modem at all ive tried everything.

    im trying just my laptop by its self with the ethercable and usb cable but neither will work, usb drivers are installed.

    Here is the IPconfig for the working pc

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : your-4dacd0ea75
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-018-F3-88-8D-0A
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 208.5.148.188
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.252.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 208.5.148.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 206.61.133.2
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 204.117.214.10
    199.2.252.10
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, May 11, 2007 6:23:00 PM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, May 12. 2007 6:23:00 PM

    Here is the ipconfig for the non working pc.

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : roman-47b07a599
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 6

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Paradyne Network Device
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 0A-15-F2-AE-28-DC
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration enabled......: Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 208.5.151.92
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.2520
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 208.5.148.1
    DHCP Server.........................: 206.61.133.2
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 204.117.214.10
    199.2.252.10
    lease obtained...................: Friday, May 11, 2007 6:23:00 PM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, May 12. 2007 6:23:00 PM

    Thank you very much
  2. GameJunkie72792

    GameJunkie72792 TS Maniac Posts: 357

    the modem isnt made to support both ethernet and usb at the same time, im quite surprised they worked this long, you can buy a a small switch or hub, that should work, you would just need 2 ethernet cables instead of usb and ethernet
  3. romancerbcl

    romancerbcl TS Rookie Topic Starter

    when i tried the ethercable by itself on my laptop it still didnt work neither did the usb
  4. GameJunkie72792

    GameJunkie72792 TS Maniac Posts: 357

    well after you unplug the two plug in the ethernet and unplug the modem for 10-20 seconds then your modem will reset itself and recognize that noe theirs just ethernet, or usb which ever you plugged in
  5. romancerbcl

    romancerbcl TS Rookie Topic Starter

    tried them both nothing from either with a reboot each time
  6. Shaw23

    Shaw23 TS Enthusiast Posts: 102

    In your last post did you mean that you tried both cables in the laptop and neither worked? Or you tried the USB on both computers?

    For what it is worth... I have a laptop and when I first got it I tried everything to get it to connect to the internet, with no luck. Come to find out, in order for the ethernet port to work I would have had to ordered it seperate from the factory and they would have put a card in for it to work. So the port was still there, just not functional.
  7. romancerbcl

    romancerbcl TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i tried both cables
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