OK Here goes I am new to these things so see if I can work it out. I have looked through 100's of threads on helping me out and finding fixing all to no avail yet.
I have a Compaq CQ61 Laptop (more specs are available if you want them). I want to connect directly to my modem via Ethernet cable but when I plug the cable into the modem and laptop no lights blink no connections come up nothing. I know it's a working connection because I can connect with another laptop. Under Network Connections there is no Local Area Connection showing. Now I have done 100 things to get it to show up but it doesn't seem to work. I suppose my question is am I able to connect this way or not? On the Compaq support page specs say network card is 10 /100 integrated. I am at my wits end! Is the network card stuffed or what.
Also running Windows 7 Home Premium
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Many Thanks in advance