Ok, so I’m pretty tech savvy when it comes to computer Microsoft applications.

Heck, I’m even starting to gel with CSS and HTML.

But today my lappy lost her internet mojo. The little HP Wireless Assistant icon has left the friggin’ building (normally I just click it and say, “On, mother…” and everything works…in case you couldn’t tell, that is the way I like things to roll…predictably) and the troubleshoot feature had me going to the Start/Run route which is friggin’ Compu-Greek to me.

It won’t let me do ipconfig because it says the ethernet blah de blah is disconnected. My question is twofold:

  • how did it do that, because I sure as heck didn’t tell it to, and
  • how do I get it back to connected?

Anyone? I hate having to use the desktop to get on the net, ‘specially on a day like today when it is nice to laze outside.

Edited to add: Looks like this is a common experience. What’s a girl to do?

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