I have just got a new desktop (Windows XP etc etc) and thought getting it on the net would be as easy as it was with my laptop (which was just a case of plugging the cable in the back and it worked). Unfortunately the desktop is having no luck.
When I plug the modem in, it says it is connected, but the internet just wont work. I've tried restarting the modem, restarting the PC, disabling the firewall, changing the IP settings to match that of the laptops, but nothing has worked so far. It all looks fine in terms of connections, but I did notice that the LAN connection says it is using a different modem to what it says on the laptop. Does this mean anything?
Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong?