Connection to internet

Question

I am trying to get online using our cable modem. Our home computer is currently hooked up to the modem, and it works fine, but I would like to connect my laptop to it. I have the CAT5 ethernet cable, and I know for a fact that my laptop has a network card installed (I have used this computer to go online at school for two years, and the card is listed in the device manager). The very first time I switched the modem from our home computer to my laptop, it worked fine; I was able to get online and surf the web normally. Then it suddenly stopped working and told me no internet connection was available. I wasn't doing anything out of the ordinary; I literally tried to navigate to a web site and got the error message "no internet connection found." I know that the cable modem has a small amount of memory and needs to be reset when switching between computers, so I know that I have to leave it unplugged for a few minutes before I try to use it on a different computer. I have tried to manually renew my IP address through the command prompt, and I get the following message: "An operation was attempted on something that is not a socket." What does this mean? What can I do to re-enable my laptop to connect through our cable modem? I'm running Windows XP Professional on a Pentium III 750MHz laptop.

Answer

This question was answered on January 24, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

After you connect to internet via your cable modem, do you tried to connect to internet at your school and connected well, if it so, try installing a software that control your cable modem on your laptop, but if it doesnâ??t work it is because your nic card could be damage.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on January 24, 2004