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Ok, so: people who are good at computers. If I can get my Mac online via wireless (so I know my connection is working), and I can connect my PC laptop to the router with an ethernet cable and have it showing up as a working connection, then why would I not be able to get to any webpages with the PC? It's assigned the PC an IP address, and all the troubleshooting and repair bits say that it's working fine. But I cannot get to any webpages, so clearly it isn't. Help! It all worked pretty easily on the Mac; on the PC I have installed drivers from the CD, and done all kinds of arcane things, but still nothing. :(

NB this is obviously very urgent and dire because I neeeeeed to patch a game (the only reason I still have the PC being that I want to play games, although soon it is going to be too old and crap to take any more, and I will have to have a new solution (or just re-play Baldur's Gate until I die).


Never mind! I R JEENYUS.

Date: 2008-09-14 08:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] therealjo.livejournal.com
My router sometimes plays silly buggers too and if you unplug it at the wall and everywhere else it's plugged into something, then leave it alone for five minutes (I leave the room, to give it the privacy to sort itself out) then plug all in again, that usually works!

Date: 2008-09-14 08:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jossish.livejournal.com
I have actually just the second fixed it by remembering that my PC is all set up to use the internet at my dad's house which requires me manually setting the IP address. In MY house, IP addresses can be given out by the router and AUTOMAGICALLY it all works! Hurrah! I knew as soon as I asked the universe I would figure it out.

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