georgegerm wrote:having all kinds of problems connecting to the internet ... says cable not connected,,,, shows no dsl connection.. etc done everything i can think off. runninng on empty same siemens dsl modem and cable run just fine on my mint 9 desktop edition on my laptop any ideas???? please
First lesson taught in computer school. Pull each cable, look at connectors and connections for broken parts and plug them back in. Check phone line to make sure it is connected and you get a dial tone from the other half. Check power chords and switches. It could be the power supply has gone bad, are the lights on? Reset the Modem. Then check your computer once again. You'd be surprised how one little thing can mess up the works. Do you have a cat or a dog that might chew the chords? Good luck.