I unplugged my other computer from my external modem, so I could connect this pc to the internet. Some hours later I went to change back and found that somehow my settings had changed on my other (family) pc. It no longer finds websites...saying detecting proxy settings and never loading them. Also I have 2 connections down there called local internet connection 3 and 5...one of them it says connected (giving the impression its all working) the other says limited or no connectivety, and fails to renew the IP address when I try to fix it. Take this pc out of the equation, it isn't even meant to be connected (lost my internet priveliges for failing exams etc) ........ How can I get my other pc working on the internet again? Any advice would be extremely helpful. ...And soon, my dad gets home in 2 hours and he's already had the pc shipped off to a mate once to get it all repaired, no more than a week ago.