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Cable connection problem from brighthouse. All ok with wifi usb adapter.


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#1 Chris4835

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 03:19 PM

This is Windows XP on an old Dell laptop. Just got new cable router modem and everything is fine except when I unplug USB adapter and plug in cable from modem I get strange message from bottom of screen. Message says badurl.grandstreetinteractive.com.

Is the problem with cable connection with modem or something else?


Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 27 January 2015 - 06:20 PM.
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#2 Chris4835

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 10:08 AM

Ths topic can be closed as I found the problem myself. The bad url message is actually just a bogus line totaly meaningless as windows often use it, if it does not know what to do, I guess.

 

The real cause was that I used the computer on Verizon DSL. Then when I gave it to my friend Julie she connected it to her cable modem from Brighthouse. She could get online just fine with the USB adapter. it seems that with WIFI you can get oline with any Iternet provider, provided you have the security key. But with the cable I had to use the Windows Network Wizard to set up the computer to connect to the Brighthouse Network.


Edited by Chris4835, 29 January 2015 - 10:09 AM.


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Posted 29 January 2015 - 06:36 PM

Thanks for posting the solution.
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