I'm attempting to use a network connection to connect directly to a cable modem. There are no other computers in a network, just computer to modem. When i do so, i go into Internet Explorer and just get the "page cannot be found" message. I ran WINIPCFG and hit renew all, the window freezes and then tells me there is something wrong with the DHCP. The network control panel says Client for Microsoft Networks, the ethernet adapters name, and TCP/IP. I havn't modified any properties in those. I've tried 2 PCI network cards and a USB network adapter, and the patch cable is known good. What am i missing? This happened to my other computer as well and i still haven't gotten that one to work.