It's a rather long story, but "wont work" really doesn't tell too little. So please tell more. Go into a command window, and type:
1. ipconfig (+ enter key)
2. ping 220.127.116.11
3. ping www.cnet.com
And tell your connection: dial-up, cable, ADSL, satellite?
And tell your OS: Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista?
I've tried everything. At least everything that I'm aware of as a Mac user.
I just received my wife's PC back from being serviced at Yamada Denki (we live in Japan by the way), the keyboard and HDD were replaced so the OS was completely reinstalled at her request...and in Japanese. However we were told that we would still have to set it up, by that I assume they meant the Internet accessibility. Well, easier said than done for me coming from my plug n play MacBook. And I'd have my wife set it up but she knows less than I do.
Here's what I've tried:
I used the Setup disc provided by our ISP(YahooBB here in Japan) 3 times and still both Explorer and Firefox wont work(i downloaded firefox on my mac and installed on the PC to see if it was just a problem with Explorer as to why we couldn't surf). However, we can receive and send mail through our YahooBB account which is setup on Outlook. So, definitely we are connected to the internet. I even see under LAN>Properties that Packets are being sent and received.
I turned off the Firewall under Control Panel>Network> LAN>Advanced. Still no go.
I used the Internet setup wizard several times trying to set up the internet via auto DHCP or whatever it is, and auto ISP retrieval. I even tried manually by checking the ISP address on my Mac and inputting it in XP with the slight change the last digit for the router port it is in. I have tried 2 of 4 router ports and they both didnt work.
I even reset the router by unplugging it as that usually seems to solve any connectivity problems I ever have on my Mac and PS2. However, it didn't work for the PC... I have a Mac and a Wii connected to the router as well and their internet both work fine.
I'm really at a loss as to how to get this working and I'm sick of sharing my computer with my wife, haha. Please help me!