do you get this message?
The connection should be an Ethernet cable from the modem to the laptop.
Broadband as in what? Some DSL needs the username and password.
I have a Dell 1720 laptop and want to hook it up to the broadband connection that is currently on my fathers computer (I'm downloading music and want to skip the thumb drive transfer). Whenever I hook it up to my laptop it asks for a username and password which my father doesn't know because the tech rep hooked it up for him. I was just wondering if I was trying to hook up to it wrong or if any of you would know a way to do this. Thanks for the help.