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How to switch internet to another computer temporarily?

by littlebrownbird / January 16, 2007 12:35 AM PST

I think I have to do some kind of iprelease/ipconfig thing, but I'm not sure exactly how to do that. I just want to unplug my internet from my new computer and hook it to my old one, so I can forward some e-mails from my old computer before getting rid of it.

The problem is that when I hook up internet to the old computer it will not detect a connection.

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Amnesia?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 16, 2007 12:50 AM PST

Is this connection a phone line, DSL, Cable, with or without routers?

Sorry, I can't remember what your setup is.

Bob

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Try this
by Perezbleu / January 16, 2007 3:10 AM PST
In reply to: Amnesia?

First turn of the PC. If you are using a DSL or Cable modem, try unpluging it for 20 seconds and try again. If u have a router wait for all the lights on th DSL or Cablem Modem to come on, then connect the router onto it. That should do the trick.

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I figured it out
by littlebrownbird / January 16, 2007 7:08 AM PST
In reply to: Try this

Called Verizon and found out I needed to iprelease on my current computer, then hook up to old computer. Then I had to iprelease on old computer and rehook to current computer. Thanks for your replys.

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