Connecting to Comcast cable modem finally fixed! I am trying to help a lady with Win 7 Home Prem 64 bit on a nice DX4822 Gateway. She had internet connectivity for almost a year, then it faded and stopped. I can connect to the cable modem with no cable connected (not provisioned) and see the web site on it for diags, and can connect through the cable modem with an XP netbook very successfully. Any ideas? I have tried a "clean boot", reloaded the NIC drivers from the latest on the Gateway site, tried a different cable modem, many, many restarts and modem power down and back. Nada. Single computer Linksys cablemodem. Comcast provider. She was on and then her connection faded over months and then nothing. Comcast had a tech on site for three hours one day - nada. He even tried another modem - nada. This is my first experience with Win 7 and honestly, I may consider a (choke) Mac running XP in a VM if I don't find a simple solution. I figure: NIC is OK because it connects to the modem and sees the web pages in it as long as it is not connected to the cable and provisioned. It also gets everything (IP address, DNS, etc) but WINS server when connected, but will not connect to the internet. Then, if I connect my XP netbook to the cablemodem and cycle the power on it, I get on the network easy with it. So???