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Can't connect to internet on one computer


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tclem

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Hi, Thanks for helping me if possible. I have a Dell PC with windows XP. I have cable internet, which comes in to the cable modem, then into a wireless router. The others in my household have laptops and are connected to the internet by wireless; but my PC, which is connected to the router by an ethernet cord, just lost its connection yesterday as I was working and I can't make it reconnect. The ethernet card is Broadcom 440x10/100 integrated controller. Its orange LED is lit and the yellow LED is blinking, so according to the manual it's working fine. And when I look under Internet Connections, it says connected.


I've tried many of the suggestions on here; I've routed the cable modem directly to the PC and it still doesn't work.

I've uninstalled the Broadcom device, run the Add Hardware wizard, and it says it's running properly.

When I look under device manager, under network adapters, it says device is working properly.

But it ain't!

Any ideas?

Thank you for your time.

Edited by tclem, 08 January 2009 - 04:05 PM.

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The first thing I would check is the network cable you are using. It could possibly be a faulty cable. The shorter you can get it the better too. Longer cables tend to weaken the signal, although not much.
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I have verified that the cable (which is short) is good. Any other ideas?
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