Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Connects with DSL Modem - Not with Cable Modem

20 Apr 2013   #21

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

Running ipconfig/release, ipconfig/renew might have got it working. If the laptop has built in wireless installing a wireless router may be the way to go. If the HP also has WIFI you could then ditch the network cables.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Apr 2013   #22

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit

Yeah, I was going to take a router over to his house, since his HP tower has wireless capability and I'd already made sure that it worked that way at my house. But his antagonism toward the HP Omni has effectively quashed that, at least foe now.

I just think that somehow the fact his PC always locks up on the starting Windows screen after it's been without power for 10 minutes is a significant part of the problem.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Apr 2013   #23

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

That locking up isn't normal that's for sure. Running diagnostics on the hard drive and RAM might be in order. You may want to mention to him that the Router will add a hardware firewall between his PC's and the Internet. Right now his PC is wide open to anybody that wants to try a probe it for openings.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Connects with DSL Modem - Not with Cable Modem

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
PC connects to router instead of modem.
I was wondering if anyone had any tips for me. I have my internet such that my internet is coming directly from my modem to my PC. I have a network cable going from my modem to wireless router as well so I can get wi-fi for my other devices. My PC, for whatever reason automatically connects to my...
Network & Sharing
Cable modem for use with Roadrunner??
I guess this is an old question but its been a couple of years. tw-Roadrunner rents cable modem for 3 bucks/month - What device can I buy that will do a good job of this so I don't pay rent forever, if any??? and does it make sense, in the final analysis?
Network & Sharing
new build only connects to internet when connected to modem
my newly built pc only connects to the internet when directly connected to the modem. when connected to the Linksys WRT54G, the internet does not work and there are no status lights on the ethernet port on my computer. however all other computers and devices, wired and wireless, all work with the...
Network & Sharing
Can you convert a cable modem to DSL.
I want to be able to use a D-Link cable modem for the telephone line broadband. Is this possible?
Hardware & Devices
Router connects, but cable modem is unidentified.
Hey there. I'm wanting to connect my PC straight to my cable modem, but the only way for me to connect to the net is through my router. For some reason, when I connect my cable modem via ethernet straight to my PC, it isn't identified. Help please?
Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:57.
Twitter Facebook Google+