One of the first things I tried was taking the working dsl cable from my working computer and attached it to the work computer. I got the same connection results and the same non-loading of browsers.
I just tried to do the Wizard and I did it wrong to start with and took my home computer offline
But, after I reversed all the sharing checkmarks everything is working again
(note to self- set a restore point and do a backup tonight)
After that, I got the idea to uncheck all of those on the work computer and still the same results - it shows it's connected under Network Connections, but browsers won't respond. When I run the Network setup wizard, it gets to the screen that shows connections and all it shows is the wireless connection. It's not showing a dsl connection available. So it doesn't work.
About 1/2 year ago I had the same laptop and all I had to do was to plug the dsl cable in and everything worked fine. I didn't have to set up any network stuff.
Is there anything else anyone can think of to do? If not, I'll have her bring it back to work in the morning and see for sure or not if it connects on their dsl lines in case I'm missing something and it's been set up for their network only.