Problems Connecting to Modem
Posted 24 December 2008 - 12:24 AM
Posted 24 December 2008 - 06:52 AM
Because your computer works fine you should not change anything on your, just look the data from your and make sure all things are the same on the computer of your husband:
1. Open ControlPanel -> Network Connections and find Local Area Network (if you find more than one, make sure you selected active one connected to your router)
2. right click on it and chose Properties from pop-up menu
3. On the new showed window find list item TCP/IP protocol and select it
4. Click button Properties
5. On new showed window you will see one of two possibilities:
A) Automatically assigned IP (in this case all other fields will be disabled) ensure his computer has also same option checked
B) Manually assigned IP (fields will be filled up with lot of numbers .... if this is the case then:
you will see IP address in format xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx make sure his computer have different last number
for example if your IP is 192.168.0.5 then you should fill 192.168.0.6 on his computer (any other last number will also be valid if it is not in conflict with some another computer (if any) or router in your local network)
All other fields (sub-network mask, gateway and DNSes should be the same as on your computer)
6. On his computer click OK and then OK again (on your comp you can just close windows)
After that, his comp can go out to the Internet
If you need both of yours computers be visible to each other ensure both have the same workgroup name.
1. Open Control Panel and goto System
2. Chose page ComputerName
3. enter workgroup name on both computers ie. MeAndMyHusband
4. Restart computer if it asks for it
Now you can share some folders on your computer (right click on folder you want to share and goto sharing properties and enable it) which would like to be visible on his comp and viceversa
Posted 24 December 2008 - 07:53 AM
Yes I use Windows XP and it is used on both and we use Cable not Wireless... He will give this a try. Many Thanks Again!!
Posted 24 December 2008 - 09:39 AM
Posted 26 December 2008 - 09:12 AM
Happy Holidaze All!!!!
Posted 26 December 2008 - 09:47 AM
Is he missing any drivers in device management? Go to start/ run and type devmgmt.msc and hit enter. When the devices show up, expand them and lok for any that have ? or ! in them.
Let us know what is missing. If he did not use recovery (not all computers have this), then he is probably missing the chipset drivers.
You said he has the CD's, and everything he needs should be on them. If not we can find them.
Posted 26 December 2008 - 11:18 AM
Posted 26 December 2008 - 11:39 AM
Does he have the computer CD? specifically the one that would have the drivers?
If not we will need the make and model of the computer so that we may find them.
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