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Foooo IT Peeps - help! Just got cable/internet run to the house - however ...
the main connection is one freaking room over from mine - not downstairs - not across the streen - we're talking probably <10 feet.
Two guys were here today for 2 hours and got 4 tv's hooked up to cable, including dvr hd, etc - and installed internet (roadrunner) on the computer I'm on now - 10 feet from my computer.
They had trouble bringing up the internet on my computer (using wireless). The computer downstairs is able to bring the internet up - but with weak signal - using a wireless router.
I used to be able to capture a signal from someone around my house - and suddenly all three computers went internet dead a couple weeks ago (we thought we were running off his son's house behind us - turned out that was not the case so we all pooled our monies and purchased the package - and expected the best...).
But my computer - first off the guys thought I was running Win 98 - not true - I'm 2000. And then they dissed my wireless equipment - and very nicely installed their own thumb thingee in my usb - and it worked when my roommates looked at it. And it does - for a total of 2-3 minutes and then it dies - so I'm getting signal - and usually that's on a 2nd system reboot.
So I'm sitting here on the main connection checking out what he's got on his computer, etc (old monitor which doesn't matter - but it's got a built cpu) and noticed the internet connection has an enabled firewall on it with other things too.
Can this be what's hampering me? I'm grasping at straws here.
Any help you can give would help!
Do you think it's some of the internal set up that's on the main computer?