I had to reboot my dell 2350. The only source of connecting to the internet is through a dial up modem. Before, I was able to use my cable modem. Now, My computer is missing the Ethernet Driver. I dont think it is on my driver disk because the wizard cant find it. Everything was erased due to virus. What can I do?
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Plug your computer/laptop directly into router. Can you get to the Internet then?
If you CANNOT get to the internet when your computer is plugged into the router, reboot your router. If it doesn't have a power switch, unplug it. Leave it unplugged. Next, you need to figure out if you have another modem for DSL or Cable. If you do have another DSL or Cable modem, unplug that device to. After 5 minutes has elapsed for both devices being unpowered, plug in the DSL or Cable modem to the power source. Keep the router unplugged from power. After your DSL or Cable modem has powered up for 5 minutes, plug your router into the power source. Wait a few minutes. Reboot your computer/laptop. Try the wireless connection again.
If you CAN get to the internet when your computer is plugged into the router. Reboot your computer. Try to connect again. If you cannot connect after rebooting, make sure you are connecting to YOUR OWN wireless access point and not someone else's.
Do you have other computers/laptops/wifi devices that CAN/CANNOT connect to your wireless / access the Internet?
Most of the time on laptops if there is no phone input for a modem you cannot just plug in and dial up. The process i use at home for my pc is dialing through my cell phone. If your carrier will allow you to tether your phone without extra charges check your phone manufacturers website for modem software. You then just connect your phone through a usb cable and set a internet connection matching your carriers instructions. Another solution is dificult without networking knowledge but you can set up a home pc with a wireless antennae as a ad-hoc server through internet connection sharing and then allow your laptop to connect through the "server" pc.
Most likely you will need to reconfigure the router back, please revert back with some of the information listed below.
2. Kind of Internet connection(Cable, DSL, Satellite,etc...)
3.last time you used the router for Internet connection.
Your laptop should have an ethernet port on your laptop. If you can plug your laptop with a Cat5 network cable and plug that cable into your internet source you should be able to connect to the internet.
Your internet source could be your modem or router. If you have dial-up, you would have to check to see if your netbook has a dial-up modem built into it.
If you do not have these available and no wireless available, you will be unable to connect to the internet.
You have to configure Internet Connections Sharing on the PC which has a dial-up service.
1. Click Start - Settings - Control Panel - Network Connections, right click on dial-up.
2. Clik on Properties, click on Advanced tab.
3. Under Internet Connection Sharing, select the Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection check box
After that you must connect the other pc to this one via network cable.
If you don'y have network adapters you have to buy them.
open internet explorer, go to tools, internet options, then the connections tab and make sure ' never dial a connection' is ticked, assuming you had a dial up connection before using the router, other than that you need to check the routers settings, like the password /username for your ISP connection and assuming you originally set it up using an RJ45 lan cable (supplied) before using the wireless.
open internet explorer, go to tools, internet options, then the connections tab and make sure ' never dial a connection' is ticked, assuming you had a dial up connection before using the router on this pc or if you briefly used it.
if you have a broadband connection you could try using the USB cable that came with the modem to access the internet as Windows will automatically detect the USB device. So you will still have internet connection until you download the drivers for your network adapter then swap the cable to the network cable and then all your drivers should be intact.