I have a 600M notebook and I was just using it this afternoon at work to connect to the internet with no problem. When I got home, I plugged in the network cable and I cannot access the internet.
It is not my ISP connection problem. I have Comcast at home. My desktop has no problem connecting. And it is not my network cable either. I swapped the cable from my desktop and still my notebook cannot connect. I also notice that I got a green light and an orange light at the RJ45 jack when the cable is connected. That means it should be working. But I cannot ping any site and I cannot access any site with Internet Explorer.
Does anyone know why I cannot connect? I tried almost everything and I am pulling my hair on this problem.
Any help will be very much appreciated.
Thanks for the reply. But I already have automatic detect and DHCP Enabled. Nothing was changed between office and home. This is not making sense. I use computer a lot and I have never seen this before.
Ahhhhh, after hours of argony, I just found out that it is Comcast's devious scheme. Since I connect my desktop and notebook with a hub, I have to use two IP addresses. They won't allow me to connect until I pay the additional fee of $4.95. I will change my hub to a router.
By the way, I think we need more competition on broadband ISP. Comcast is ripping us off.
I don't think it's Comcast's fault on this one, unless of course if they were the ones who provided your hub. Normally in such circumstances wherein you are dealing with multiple connections a wireless router is preferable over an ethernet hub anytime so you don't have to pay for the additional IP address(es).
>It is Comcast's fault - lately they have implemented a custom way of negotiating IP address renewal that some routers do not handle.
Yupe, I found that out too. I have a Linksys Cable/DSL router sitting on my shelf. I switched that with the hub. My desktop can still connect to the internet, but my 600M cannot. I checked and double-checked. On the router, I already set to enable DHCP.
Also, when I do ipconfig on my desktop, I noticed that the IP address is still the same IP address that Comcast has been assigning to me. It cannot be right. If I am using a router, the IP address on the desktop should be assigned by the router. I called Comcast Tech Support to help me to reset the mac address. The Support guy refused and he acted quite rude. Then he said if it involves a router, I have to call Linksys. They cannot help me and then good-bye. I think he knows what's going on and he is not telling me their little devious scheme.
John, do you know how to defeat that?