Cabl broadband to wi-fi

  Larry the Loafer 23:55 21 Sep 07

I have a 2MB Virgin Media Brodband Connection linked to a netgear 54mbs router. My Acer laptop with netgear 104mbs ethernet card initialy worked perfectly. But now despite the laptop showing card and ethernet apparently connected I cannot access either the internet or dowmload my e-mails.
A second laptop is able to connect without any issues. Any bright ideas?

  brundle 00:03 22 Sep 07

Try disabling your firewall, try accessing a site by its IP address eg BBC

ht tp://

(remove the space)

Winsock fix, LSP fix, MTU adjustment;

click here
click here
click here

Do one at a time, reboot if required.

  Larry the Loafer 12:04 23 Sep 07

Thanks for your reply. I tried all of the above with no luck. The mystery got deeper when this morning even the second laptop would not log on. Seemed to be a problem with the broadband supplier. Now this has been fixed, both laptops are back in business. I really don't understand why there was a probem with the one laptop yesterday though.

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