|We have just gotten internet access through a cable |
modem here. The technicians from the cable company
configured the landlord's PC (an old Compaq running
Windows 98) and for some reason connected it to the
modem by USB instead of by ethernet cable.
I have two new Mac laptops (PowerBook and iBook). I configured a linksys wireless router and I can access the internet quite easily through either a direct cable correct to the router or by
wireless connection. Unfortunately, I don't have a clue what settings to change on this ancient PC to allow this computer to do the same. (Service technicians here are NOT helpful at all. They are taught to connect the PC to the modem by the USB connection, not by the ethernet cable connection, so that is all that they will do.)
I think this machine is capable of communicating with the
router. This is a TCP/IP connection, and it is automatic.
How do I configure the PC to connect to the router?
Thanks for any help you can give me.