connection from the modem to the PCs network card?
Try shutting down the modem and pc and restart in that order after about a minute. In a direct connection to a PC the modem will initialize on that network card. Changing to another computer(with a different NIC), without powering down the modem will cause a loss of internet connectivity.
Solution, get a router.
Windows XP Pro
3Com EtherLink XL Ethernet card
SBC Yahoo! DSL
Today is the first day that my other computer has even seen the likes of the internet. I just installed the ethernet card. I turned it on and it connected to the internet instantly. I went to my SBC Yahoo start page and got my Yahoo toolbar. I closed the browser.
When I reopened the browser, "Page cannot be displayed" and now nothing at all will connect to the internet. It was just working fine!
The Network profile says that it's working and is enabled.
I didn't disable anything. I simply closed the browser and the next thing I know my connection is worthless. I had a similar problem on a Dell Laptop a month ago, where the connection was fine until the next time I attempted to get online and there was no internet connection to be found. I know the modem works. It works on this computer that I'm using here with Win98SE.
I read many of the forum discussions on here, but there are thousands and I just can't sit here that long and read them all.
This appears to be a common problem since it's already happened to me twice on two different computers. Does anybody know what could be causing this?