Question about Sony VAIO VGC-RB50 PC Desktop
After reformatting drive & reinstalling Windows XP, ethernet drivers have been downloaded from Sony's site from 2nd computer & loaded onto USB drive & uploaded to 1st computer, but 1st computer persists in not utilizing these drivers. Bios has been checked to be certain "enabled" is on all related systems. 1st computer will walk through set up for dial-up modem, but will not recognize cable modem via ethernet card. Any thoughts or suggestions? We've consulted with several tech-y freinds & we're truly stumped.
Was this all working just fine prior to reinstalling the system on the computer. I want to first rule out any hardware connection problem. When you check the ethernet adaptor in the device manager, does any punctuation mark appear next to it to indicate a driver problem? if not, your problem is not driver -related, but rather settings. If the LAN connection appears in the manage connections or the connection wizard, you may only need to enter the correct settings to make this work. Make sure TCP/IP is enabled for the device, and that DHCP is enabled in the TCP/IP settings. The exception to this is if the modem does not assign an address by DHCP but is instead set for only a static address. If that be the case, you will need to enter a static IP address in the TCP/IP settings. In that case, look for a number on the modem in a xxx.xxx.x format, enter the number in the TCP/IP static IP address but adding 10. If the address is static, you will also need to enter a default gateway, which your ISP should have provided to you, along with the static address
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Posted on Jan 01, 2009
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