So comcast goes out today. TV cable and computer. after an hour I rebooted and got my main modem desktop up. but NOW my linkesys (2 additional desktops) will not connect. yes, I've done the shut down, reboot reset. My downstairs brand new dell linkseys is saying EXCELLENT CONNNECTION TO JULIE-PC (thats me upstairs) But the button to click connect is grey, unclickable. I'm at wits end. I hate this ****! One brilliant tech said. YOU HAVE TO CALL MICROSOFT. please. Thats the ultimate of lazy!
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Re: 3 desktops One modem 2 linkseys
Do you understand that most of the help you receive here is people helping people for free. In other words we don't get paid from fixya... What you should do is call comcast and there techs can take over your computer and fix the settings in two minutes after they receive your information about your equipment. I agree that Microsoft could nor would help other then show you how to make your connections if you are using MS instead of Linksys connections. But just that fact that someone tried to help you make me think that person was not lazy. Now if you think me lazy, ok but the best solution, fastest solution, would be to contact Comcast, and mention you are paying them for service. Good evening.
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I don't quite follow your question? My mergers? My wireless things? If you are referring to laptops/Desktops, connect a Ethernet Cable directly to the Comcast Modem. You can call Comcast to verify the signal and sent a fix signal, basically a reboot, which you can do by removing ALL power from the modem and wireless and replace battery, plug in the Modem, wait for selftest, plug in the wireless device, wait for selftest, try again. As to the Computer not powering up, that's another issue.
Unplug your Comcast modem from your electrical outlet. Connect the Ethernet cord from the back of your Comcast modem into the Ethernet port labeled "Internet" on your new router. Connect an available Ethernet port from the back of the new router to the Ethernet port on the back of your computer.
Plug your cable modem into an electrical outlet. Plug your new router in an electrical outlet.
Reboot your computer. Click on "Start," then "Control panel." Click "Network and sharing." Select "Set up a new home network."
Click on the option for a router or cable modem when prompted by Windows to select your hardware. Your computer will attempt to access your new router. When the brand name for your router is listed, double-click it so your computer can configure itself to the new router.
Create a new name for your home network and create a unique password to prevent unauthorized users on your network. Your computer may reset your Comcast modem and router so your new changes can take effect.
In the new house, do you have a router also? If so, merely plug it in the same way. I know of no reason why it would not work in a new location, unless the cable connection to the cable modem is defective. Same thing happened to me, with Comcast, in Tennessee. I had to do the repair myself.
Depending on what modem was issued to you by Comcast, it could be connected to your computer by either a USN cable or a LAN cable. If you availed of the "free self-install kit", then you would need to buy a LAN/Ethernet cable, as to my understanding Comcast does not issue this with the modem/router. Additional information may be sourced from here.
Just a start, do postback how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.
Check that the wireless drivers are installed properly on both your laptop and desktop. THe certificate error is because your laptop does not "trust" your computer. Under network conections click add a connection ec, and when you try to conect, microsoft should ask you weva to trust the connections from computer to computer that should do it :D
This is where you should be in contact with Comcast Tech Support 1-888 262-6300.
The INSTALL tech should have had you on-line before he left.
You need to conect your TV/Computer Cable to a Cable modem and a CAT 5 cable to your NIC (Network Interface Card)
All the lights on the modem should be on except the TEST light and the DATA light should be blinking.
You may have OLD drivers for the Cable modem, download those from another computer from the modem MFG.
Nothing else is required.