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Old 08-02-2008, 07:04 AM   #1
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Default What happened in my home last night?

Last night we had a Thunder storm roll by. The lightning cracked and it poured. The electricity never shut because we had a fan on in the bedroom and it never shut off. When I got up this morningI went down to the bottom floor and noticed that there is no electricity. But I have electricity upstairs. No lights no nothing. I started walking over to the breaker box and noticed my desktop which I left on cause I was downloading something overnight. Any way the pc was off just the the rest of the lights bit I could here the pc fan running and my mouse has a little blue light that stays on when it is powered. And that was on, nothing else just those two things. So I go over to the breaker panel and notice that one breaker is tripped. I didn't know that only one breaker can trip from a storm. So I retrip and presto lights down there again. But as soon as I tripped it my computer came to life as it never shut off. It never rebooted like they all do when powered on. It was like it was never off. So I go over to it and nothing works on it. The mouse doesen't work no keyboard. The screen saver is all that I can see. I can't get it to go to my desktop. So I do a hard shut down on it. It reboots but shows that I have a local network cable unplugged. There is a "x" overtop of my two little monitor icon. I have a comcast modem and a wireless router. I uplugged and disconected both of them. And still no internet. I thought the problem would be in one of them. But I also have a laptop. I fired it up and I have internet. So would I be right and assuming that my cable modem is working and sending the signal to my wireless router which also has to be working since I have the internet on my laptop. I am just trying to cancel those two things out so I can figure out what this nightmare is. Please somebody help me.
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Old 08-02-2008, 09:32 AM   #2
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Go to device manager on your desktop and check on your pci card/ethernet port for any problems. How many ports does your router have..are you plugging the laptop into the same port or a diff port from your desktop? ..same network cable or diff cable?
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Old 08-02-2008, 10:09 AM   #3
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I went to device manager and the only ports I see there is comunications and printer which are both working properly. My router has 4 ports. My laptop isn't plugged into any of the ports. It's a wireless router. I am using 3 ports of the router. My pc is one and my direc tv dvr is one and my ps3 is one. Which other then my pc they all have internet.
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Old 08-02-2008, 11:30 AM   #4
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you might have to reconfigure your wireless adaptor on your desktop either that or just use your laptop for now
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