Is no one reading my post before responding? There is no "Two Win 8
machines) involved or mentioned.
Cable connection tp
One machine (win 7) working fine -- I'm writing this!
Win 8.1 machine shows connected (the little "stair step" icon
shows 4 bars lighted)---but no internet service is really available.
That is, any attempt to connect (google or whatever) gets a
diagnostic that "no network service is available".