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Why won't my 64-bit Windows 7 laptop connect to the internet/cable modem

I'm having trouble connecting to the internet or to my cable modem. I just bought a used (Dell, 64-bit) laptop. I've been using a Motorola Surfboard SB1501U cable modem plugged in through ethernet on my old (Acer, 32-bit) laptop. I plugged it into the Dell and it immediately connected to the internet. There was a couple of other unrelated issues though, but there is no factory reset option and I thought I'd start with a clean slate. So, I made an installation disk and reinstalled the OS, W7 for a 64-bit computer. Everything went smoothly. But now I can't connect to the internet, either through the ethernet or the USB and installation disk. [more inside]
posted by atinna on Aug 7, 2014 - 5 answers

What's better? More WiFi networks or fewer?

Devices share bandwidth on a network. WiFi networks compete for bandwidth with each other. Is it better from a user/performance perspective to have multiple networks and spread the devices out among them, or a single network with all devices using it? [more inside]
posted by under_petticoat_rule on Aug 2, 2014 - 6 answers

Read cable modem status through router?

Is there a wireless router that can tunnel http to 192.168.100.1 so I can read my cable modem's Signal and Log pages? [more inside]
posted by morganw on Jun 29, 2014 - 7 answers

Problems with Internet connection. My ISP is blaming my cable modem.

Time Warner is telling me that I need to buy a new cable modem. I would like a second opinion. [more inside]
posted by akk2014 on Jun 2, 2014 - 7 answers

Why is my internet download speed bumpy?

When I do a speed test on my cable modem why do the results look different in safe mode? [more inside]
posted by snowjoe on May 12, 2012 - 8 answers

Time Warner Road Runner Vs AT&T DSL in Milwaukee?

Time Warner Road Runner Vs AT&T DSL in Milwaukee? [more inside]
posted by cycleback on May 16, 2011 - 7 answers

Are there any Cable Modem/Wireless Router combo devices that support DOCSIS 3.0 and N-band wireless?

Are there any Cable Modem/Wireless Router combo devices that support DOCSIS 3.0 and N-band wireless? [more inside]
posted by manuelw on Feb 21, 2011 - 4 answers

What's behind Comcast's signal specs?

Electrical engineers and others with a pretty in-depth understanding of communications tech: why does Comcast have a specified minimum for transmission signal strength from cable modems on its network? Or a maximum for reception signal strength? [more inside]
posted by kavasa on Jan 13, 2010 - 5 answers

An easier modem power-cycle?

I want to add a power switch to my modem + router so I can easily restart them. Advice? [more inside]
posted by cgs on Dec 16, 2009 - 11 answers

I just really don't want to plug another thing into the wall...

I have a cable modem provided by Time Warner Cable of NYC (seen here). The back of the device has one 10 Base-T port (ethernet jack) and one USB type B jack. Can I connect a laptop to the USB jack and my Xbox 360 to the ethernet jack? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Aug 28, 2008 - 13 answers

PortlandInternetFilter

Am I really stuck with Comcast as my only cable internet provider in Portland OR? [more inside]
posted by bhance on May 14, 2008 - 19 answers

Best option for internet provider in San Francisco?

What's the best option for high-speed internet access in San Francisco? (Moving from Castro to Potrero Hill, would like to ditch Comcast if there's a good alternative.) [more inside]
posted by jcruelty on Dec 7, 2007 - 19 answers

Testing the health of a broadband connection

Is there a software program of some kind that will automatically monitor and analyze the health (i.e. transfer rate and up/down status) of a broadband Internet connection? Ideally like to see statistics graphed over the course of a week or so, tested every 1 to 15 minutes, so I can see what kind of quality I'm getting. I'm not sure if any software like this exists.
posted by hodyoaten on Aug 1, 2007 - 6 answers

Responsible mail server use on a residential network?

How do I send email from a linux box from my residential cable modem connection? [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep on Jul 6, 2007 - 10 answers

Why does my wireless hub signal degrade throughout the day?

Why does the signal and connectivity on my wireless router degrade and improve throughout the day? [more inside]
posted by Hypnic jerk on Jan 19, 2007 - 14 answers

Broadband -> Remote Modem?

One Computer with cable modem. Second computer far away with POTS modem. Can they talk? [more inside]
posted by quite unimportant on Nov 7, 2006 - 9 answers

Differences between Comcast cable modem and Bellsouth DSL?

Comcast cable modem or Bellsouth DSL? [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Feb 7, 2006 - 20 answers

How can I stop the dreaded Delayed Write Error?

Ever since I installed my new cable modem via a USB port on Windows XP (SP2) my computer has been experiencing "Delayed Write Error" messages nearly every time I use a web browser (IE, Firefox, and Opera) that quickly brings the computer to a locked-up halt. How do I stop this from happening? [more inside]
posted by Servo5678 on Jan 11, 2006 - 11 answers

How to disconnect from wireless signal?

My LAN won't unconnect from a wireless IP address! [more inside]
posted by footnote on Dec 20, 2005 - 10 answers

Did Comcast install spyware on my mac?

I think Comcast installed spyware on my Mac. Boing Boing now redirects to ebay, through a series of URLs. Please help me debug and fix it! [more inside]
posted by rajbot on Dec 17, 2005 - 18 answers

Hooray for broadba@#Q%j<&NO CARRIER

On a fairly regular basis, even if I'm in the middle of using it, my cable modem connection vanishes. Fixing it involves unplugging the modem and router, waiting a few minutes, replugging them and crossing my fingers. I gather this phenomenon is extremely common. What can I do to prevent it, and more importantly, why does it happen in the first place?
posted by squidlarkin on Feb 23, 2005 - 16 answers

Wireless router won't let me connect.

Cable Modem issue. When I am hooked up to good old Comcast through my Motorola Surfboard modem using the USB connection, life is great. Flawless internet surfing. But recently I decided to hook up a wireless router and spread the love throught the house. Problem: My modem won't recognize a connection with the network adapter connection. [more inside]
posted by majikwah on Jul 2, 2004 - 13 answers

Why can't my computer reach certain sites? How do I fix it?

Cable modem problem or my computers problem? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by justgary on May 26, 2004 - 16 answers

How can I get Comcast Cable Internet access to work with a Linksys Wireless B Router?

I have Comcast Cable Internet access and a Linksys Wireless B Router. How can I get the two to work together properly? Previously, I had Verizon DSL and the router worked like a charm. But now, when I connect the cable modem through the router to the computer, nothing works. I run OSX 10.2.8 on an iMac. Thanks in advance.
posted by BlueTrain on Mar 15, 2004 - 22 answers

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