I have an IBM Thinkpad. I have cable internet.
I haven't yet bought a wireless router- I'm just attempting to connect w/ an ethernet cord at this point.
When I attempt to connect my cable internet (normally connected to desktop) to my laptop, the connection fails because my laptop doesn't assign an IP address.
My hypothesis is that without the Comcast software on the laptop, the networking card has recognition issues with the unidentified signal... seems feasible.
But I don't have the Comcast installation software. Is there a way around this short of obtaining the software?