Re: internet wont work?
Hum,,, your ISP (internet service provider) usually gives an IP address and if the modem was not "purged' it kept the IP address it last gave out. So if your brother connected his PC (and you don't have a router) then when he connected, his computer was assigned an IP address, which is certainly not the one your PC had.
1- Unplug the modem, network cable and power supply for ~ 1 minute, then power it back ON at plug your PC. If you still do not get connection then either your ISP uses MAC address for identification and doesn't recognize your's anymore; that or your network card is burnt and you modem cannot communicate with your PC. You can try pinging your network card, but I can't remember the adress you have to use.
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