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No network connectivity, missing drivers

I just did a clean install of XP Pro on a toshiba satellite 5205-s503 laptop.
Went to Toshba for the drivers and got most of what I needed using another machine. The device manager indicates missing drivers for the Ethernet controller and the USB controller. Nothing from Toshiba will correct this problem and as the unit will not access the internet, it can't go look for drivers.
So as a work around, I tried to install an old trendnet TE100-PC16R pcmcia ethernet card but it will not install on XP. So much for that idea.
The computer almost connects to the router using the onboard cat 5 connector, but comes up with a "limited or no connectivity" due to the fact that the router did not assign an IP to the laptop. I tried assigning a static address to the laptop and used two good Dns's but still no luck accessing the internet.

Ron

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  • mottly513 May 11, 2010

    Thanks to pontelemon
    I already have the dhcp enabled on the router. Have other wireless
    devices that work with no problem. Linksys G Mimo router.
    And, I have already tried that Toshiba driver to no avail. So, another workaround,
    I connected a USB network adapter to get the laptop online.
    That has worked. I then tried to do an "update driver" on the Ether controller, again no luck. But the system found the proper dirvers
    for the USB controller so, that is no longer an issue.
    This is an interesting challenge.
    Any more ideas.



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Enable DHCP on the router.
And try this driver:
http://cdgenp01.csd.toshiba.com/content/support/downloads/s240ethx.exe

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