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My wireless just broke down.
And I was going to use an Ethernet cable to connect my PC (connect to internet) to my Laptop. But every time I connect the cable it says "you might not be able to connect to the internet or some network resources. This is because the computer did not assign a network address to the computer." Even when I click repair and it says it's refreshing my I.P. address it says that failed. Please help me I've done everything I know how to. By the way this is a PC (Dell) to a MacBook.

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Have you tried powering off and allowing the modem to re-initialize?

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Do you mean powering off the computer?
Or the modem as it's a speedtouch and I don't know how to do that.
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Do you mean powering off the computer?
No, the modem supplying the Internet service.

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How do you do that?
It's speedtouch
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How do you do that?
It's speedtouch
Unplug the power cord, wait 30 seconds, plug it back in.

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Ok did that....
still doesn't work

BTW: not a wireless router
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Ok did that....
still doesn't work

BTW: not a wireless router
OK, but your Windows machine is basically acting as a router the way you have it configured. Have you rebooted the Windows machine since you reset the modem?

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nope, i will now
Do I have to do anything on my mac?
Or should it just work when I plug it in?
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YEP it works!
thanks!

so will I have to have my PC on and connect to the internet every time I want to connect to the internet on my mac?
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YEP it works!
thanks!

so will I have to have my PC on and connect to the internet every time I want to connect to the internet on my mac?
Yes, because your PC is acting as a router. If you'd rather not do that, I would suggest picking up a cheap, wired router. That will save you quite a bit of hassle and you won't have to keep your PC turned on.

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Ok then,

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*Fixed*
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