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Computer geniuses I need your help!!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by MARABDL86, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. MARABDL86

    MARABDL86 Newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I was offered a job being a customer service rep for a company working from my home. My problem is I have a wireless DSL connection to the internet and it clearly states no wireless connections allowed. I have an old computer hooked up to the DSL modem in one room and this computer I'm using in my room with wifi. I tried using my 50 foot Ethernet cord and connecting one end to the modem and the other in my ethernet port located on the computer with wifi. No connection ....

    I tried restarting my computer and still nothing. I called qwest and they said I might need to download my ethernet drivers. I have a Realtek RTL8185 54M Wireless LAN Network Adapter. i also noticed I have Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit controller disabled. I was wondering what this was and could be causing me to have problems connecting using a ethernet cord??

    If anyone has any ideas please help me out. Thank You
     
  2. MARABDL86

    MARABDL86 Newbie

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    I don't have a phone jack in my room and I really don't want to be working in the living room. Also the old computer has no wifi and would hate to have to run an ethernet cord just to use the internet. Plus my ethernet port isn't working and I need to know why
     
  3. adamster

    adamster Regular Member

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    1-make sure that your ethernet controller is enabled and drivers are working by going to my computer, right click then select properties then click on device manager. If your hardware has "!" next to it just make sure to reinstall the appropriate drivers.
    2-Shut down your modem for about 20 secs then turn it back on.
    3-Do an ip release/ renew on your machine (google it).
    4- If this didnt solve the problem check the cable if its not damaged somewhere.

    hope this helps.
     
  4. Essential Clix

    Essential Clix Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Edit: Nevermind, Gen beat me to it. Enable the ethernet port.
     
  5. MARABDL86

    MARABDL86 Newbie

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    YUP it worked!!!!!!

    Thank you guys soo much!

    I don't know why they don't allow it. But it finally worked i'm ecstatic. thank You and all reps for all of you