|Ok, let me start from the beginning. It might be quite long story but that way I can give loads of details and hopefully get my answer. In October I moved to Holland. Happily I connected my Acer laptop to the unsecured wireless network and I used it without any problems until january 2009.Last weekend of January I went to France and there I connected for 10minutes to my friends wireless network. When I came back home in Holland I still managed to browse online in the evening but from the following day I couldnt connect anymore although my laptop still could see the same wireless unsecured network in a range. I didn't bother to fix it as I was moving shortly after.|
Week later I moved into new place where Motorola SB5100 cable modem is. It seems to be working correctly, all lights are on and when I connect my laptop to it with USB cable I only hear characteristic sound of plugging usb cable but nothing is happening. My laptopt doesn't react at all.
I read somwehere here that I should use cd and install usb drivers etc. first but last night I spoke on the phone to my neighbour, who uses excatly the same of connection and she told me that when she moved in, she only connected her laptop to the modem and Internet work immediately. When I connect my laptop to the modem I see PC/Activity light going on so modem see my laptop but other way round nothing!
Do you have any idea what could be wrong? Is it my laptop and can I fix it myself?
And one more thing-am pretty sure it's something wrong with my laptop as from time to time it manages to connect wirelessly to unsecured network from outside but even I get confirmation that I am connected and the icon flashes blue I still cannot use an Internet.