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Help! Broadband

By mo123 ยท 5 replies
Jan 31, 2007
  1. Hi, this is my first time entering a post. Ive scoured through previous posts but haven't been able to solve my current problem. I was connected to the internet thru dial up. I recently had time warner come out and install the cable and modem. Unfortunately I still do not have a high speed connection. I can access the internet only through the dial up. The cable company says that the modem is working correctly and that the problem is either with AOL or my computer. I checked with AOL. Without the phone line I am unable to access the internet explorer so apparently my computer is disconnecting the ISP??? Can anyone help me?? Im totally lost. Thank you.
  2. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    don't know much about time warner cable
    I am comcast
    the modem must be activated from the isp side call them up
    have them reset the mac address
    disconnect the dialup modem and connect the network cable they should have given you
    you do have a network card in the machine??
  3. mo123

    mo123 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you so much for your help. Im not up with all this technology. Network card? No I dont. Do I need one?
  4. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    if modem has dual connection network(rj45) or usb
    you can use usb port
    you got the usb post on machine?? :chef:
  5. mo123

    mo123 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes, I do have a USB port on the computer. I will call the cable company and follow your advice. Thank you again.
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,882   +903

    Call TW:- they didn't complete the install. they should have connected your
    system to the modem and ensured connectivity before they left :(

    Samstoned is right on.
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