Alright everyone! Get ready for a stumper......
Computer: Dell Inspiron 2600 w/ Windows XP (just reformated this stinking thing)
About a week ago we had a bad storm, with lightning striking all over the place. We have two phone lines one soley for the computers. After the storm the two desktops and the laptop shown above couldnt sign online. My dad messed with the phone lines and the Dell desktop downstairs could get online, but the two upstairs couldnt.
Neways I wipe the Laptops HD and reinstall drivers and stuff. Turns out the Laptop still cant sign on, And froze when AOL tried to dial up for access #'s. I got on the dell and searched for an update for the driver. Grrrr.
Driver: Actiontec MD56ORD V92 MDC Version 184.108.40.206 © Conexant Systems, Inc.
I found a site that said the driver on the Dell resource CD would crash your PC. Yepee. so i DL another one, and install it. Well AOL doesnt crash now, but it still cant connect. sits there and tries to dail. then says it detects no dial tone. So I exit AOL and go and search for some better driver.
Now it gets confusing. While the Laptop is connected to the jack, no phones or modems on any of the other computers can get a dial tone!