Connecting home cable modem to work laptop
Posted on 2003-03-22
I have Comcast Cable hooked up to my desktop at home (Win98 SE). At work I use a Win2000 Pro laptop. I'm only at the work site one day a week and use the local lan connection when I'm there. I plug in the ethernet cable and it hooks me up to my companies network. Normally at home I use a dial up modem and vpn for work.
I tried disconnecting the cable connection from my desktop, putting it on the laptop and booting the laptop up. It comes up ok, but there is no internet connection available. I tried 'ipconfig /release' (to follow with 'ipconfig /renew') but it won't let me do the release. The configuration is set up to obtain an ip address automatically, so there doesn't seem to be a set address that must be used. At this point I'm a bit out of my league in what to look for.
Others I work with have the same laptop that they use the same way at work and at home with their cable modems with no problem. One guy just had the cable modem put in and says he just hooked his laptop to the modem and away it went with no configuration changes at all.
As a side note, on my Win98 desktop I installed the same vpn as on my laptop and it works fine in seeing the company Intranet sites.
Any hints would be appreciated.