Dell Inspiron 1100 Laptop
Comcast High-Speed Internet
XP SP 2 (upgraded online from SP 1)
Modem: Scientific Atlanta WebSTAR 2000 Series Cable Modem (also functions as a broadband phone modem).
Wireless Router: Netgear Range Max, WPN824 v2
PCI Wireless Card: Linksys Wireless G Notebook Adapter
IP Address: 188.8.131.52
Another "IP Address" listed, says "?"
Default Gateway: 184.108.40.206
Ping Address: could not find host
Problem: I was initially able to hook up directly to ethernet port (at a different household, ethernet cable running from a Linksys Wireless router's Port 1). I got my own Comcast account, the tech plugged in modem and loaded setup and driver from cd-roms. He had trouble keeping an ethernet connection. After he left, I lost ethernet connection and went to USB hookup, which has been doing well. I'm showing two LAN connections, one using the cable modem, the other showing the Broadcom Integrated Controller (a stock network adapter from Dell I believe?), and the Wireless G Note Book Adapter wireless connection. Both the wireless connection and Broadcom-affiliated LAN connection state "Limited or no connectivity" and "Network did not assign a network address to computer." A glance at the Device List will show all adapters, with red x's depending on which has been disabled at a given time. "Properties" for the Broadcom through Device Manager shows it to be functioning properly, yet the Broadcom Diagnostics says there is no driver for it (it has been downloaded properly). An IE connectivity diagnostic check warned of a problem because of two ethernet adapters. Where to start, please? Thanks, Mike