Computer problem...a weird one ;-)

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13 years 3 months ago #25529 by kate
Geoff & I are away for a few days but need to connect to the Internet as we're still working. We are at a motel that sells pre-paid broadband access - so far so good.

I powered up my laptop, clicked on Firefox, got a log in screen for the motel and logged in. Not very fast but it works [8D]

Geoff powered up his laptop, clicked on IE, got a 'cannot find this webpage' error. I've switched off his popup blockers (both of them!!) disabled all sorts of security [B)][:I] but can't get the damn login screen to come up. I've rebooted, reset IE to standard, disabled add ons etc etc etc. The motel IT expert is not an IT expert and the 'real' IT guys aren't back until tomorrow.

If I look at the network connections on Geoff's laptop is shows a LAN as connected but no packets received. If I unplug the cable I get a 'network cable unplugged' message so it's getting that far :)

It's a standard wired connection, I know the cable works and the room socket works 'cos it works for me. The problem is Geoff's laptop...

Any ideas? :confused::confused::confused:

Cheers
Kate

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13 years 3 months ago #357068 by kiwi_jon
Kate,

Is Geoff's laptop's ethernet network connection set for a static IP address rather than getting an IP via DHCP from the motel's router?

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13 years 3 months ago #357069 by kate
Thank you...I'll check :D

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13 years 3 months ago #357070 by kate
...as soon as he gets back and lets me know what his password is [:I][:I]

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13 years 3 months ago #357077 by kate
Kiwi jon you're a hero....that fixed it...thanks :D

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13 years 3 months ago #357083 by wyseyes
Chocolate fish for Kiwi Jon

I see you shiver in anticip......................................................................................ation

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13 years 3 months ago #357115 by kate
I hope a cyber chocolate fish will do for now....

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13 years 3 months ago #357141 by kiwi_jon

Kate;347506 wrote: I hope a cyber chocolate fish will do for now....

Virtual chocky fish are the best. They look and taste just like they did when I was a kid. :D

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13 years 3 months ago #357170 by Stikkibeek

Kate;347506 wrote: I hope a cyber chocolate fish will do for now....

Aren't cyber fish supposed to look like this !

Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S

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