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I can't believe this....

Okay the guy from Cox came to finish completing the pack we got...to change over our phone to Cox. Oh joy!!!!! He said he had to change out the cable modem that we got the other week for some reason I can't explain but I imagine there's got to be someone on my list that has an idea why. So Mr know it all tech was working like he knew what he was doing and we didn't pay any attention to see if he checked to see if the Dell (new computer) could access the internet after getting everything up.

All the both of us were concentrating on was if the old computer (the Compaq) could get on the broadband internet through the network router...we checked and it could with the new modem.

So a few minutes ago I thought of retiring a few LJ icons (TBA later when I CAN DO IT) and use the add on in Firefox to make new icons...so I thought to hop on the Dell for a quick minute to log on LJ and go to my icons and save them to CD-RW....

BRILLIANT, MALFING BRILLIANT......

I bring up Firefox, it won't pull up the start page, nothing...and the computer pulled up a dialup dialer for AT&T...Netscape won't connect....MSIE is doing the same thing....on my mom's side of the Dell when MSIE is brought up it says it's "working offline" so when we uncheck that in File menu, it pulls up the dialer but when we click the dialer closed it goes back.

Mom's already talking to Cox...she already has expressed her displeasure, I've mentioned before she said she'd prefer the Dell b/c of the flatscreen and the lack of glare (no glass and stuff) and that the screeen is low enough to look at through her trifocals.

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biscayne
Jun. 9th, 2005 01:18 pm (UTC)
Did you look at the cable router? Are the lights flashing on it? If not, there's your problem. Try resetting the power.
skrain_bodak
Jun. 9th, 2005 01:28 pm (UTC)
The home computer of the network is the Dell, it's the only one with Windows XP. I barely remember something being told to me, something like the Dell would have to be the home or main of the network since it has XP and the old computer has 98.

but then your solution could work since for some reason the old computer can still get on but the new one can't find the connection.
risabe
Jun. 9th, 2005 01:43 pm (UTC)
You know, Firefox was my dawg, and then it got corrupted and wuldn't do diddly. I deleted and got all of the traces of it out of my registery, reloaded it and it's still wonky.

Just sayin'... :)
nvr_existed
Jun. 9th, 2005 05:45 pm (UTC)
:)
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