Hi guys, just bought an old Advent 7086 laptop which I am trying to get online.
I use a BT Homehub for my broadband but the previous owner used a dial-up modem.
The two screens on the taskbar showing internet connection has a red cross through it.
I disabled the modem in Device Manager and connected via an ethernet cable to my hub
Device manager says ethernet card enabled but I am faced with the old dial up "redialling in 59 seconds" box.
No matter how often I click on "never dial a connection" boxes it want to dial up and just says it cannot connect.
TBH this palaver is from years ago and it is freaking me out
Can anyone suggest a strategy?
I have been through many set up a connection wizards and must have chosen most options by now.