laptop wont connect to cable internet(wired)

  Art* 21:07 22 Dec 07
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hi ive just got an acer aspire 5630 running vista home premium, I also have a pc that is connected to virgin media via the normal cable modem,the problem is when i plug the modem into the laptop (so i can do vista updates) and click internet explorer it says there is no connection. I'm guessing laptops are a different to set up than pc's because i just plug my modem into the pc and go. thanx in advance

  woodchip 21:10 22 Dec 07

You need to load drivers for the Modem and set the modem up to connect as you are using Ethernt not Wireless

  Ashrich 21:12 22 Dec 07

Cable modem will be bonded to the MAC of your main PC's ethernet port , power down the modem for at least 5 minutes to allow it to " forget " the bonding , then try again . See if that helps .

Ashley

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