Question about Compaq Presario M2000 Notebook
Just got a free laptop of a buddy of mine. He stepped on it.
So I am not using a monitor hooked up to it to see anything.
I did a full reformat to clean it from the prior users stuff and/or potential viruses.
Loaded the drivers to the best of my ability from the HP website.
The laptop is a compaq presario m2000. ... says so above the screen... If I do a model # check it comes up as Compaq Presario M2242AP Notebook PC
so. after all that fun reinstalling. no net.
I am pretty savvy in the ways of the computer, but this seems to be stumping me.
My other comp works fine. So the connection have no problem.
the ethernet line comes right in from outside. no router. that' just the way it's done here in south korea (I am over here teaching english)
I tried uninstalling the drivers, and the adapters. nothing.
I have an IP...and subnet mask, alocated by the DHCP all the exact same as my other comp (when it's jacked in... not using a router, so same ip).
ipconfig /all lists the realtek adapter (lan) as "media disconnected"
this computer also has wireless, and dialup.
I am trying to get the ethernet connection to work.
1. You never stated if you tried a different Ethernet cable, i will assume its the same cable as the computer that Does acquire an IP via DHCP and work on the net.
"this computer also has wireless" have you tested to see if you can acquire a IP via DHCP over the wireless?
If the device is showing up in Device Manager and etc. as you said it was, you need to visually inspect the RJ45 port on the laptop.
Do you see blinking lights at the RJ45 port?
Top left and Top right of where the port is plugged in, do you see two blank lights? Compare to picture above for reference. Not all laptops have lights on ethernet port.
Unplug the cable.
Using a flashlight or etc: Do any of the 8 pins look damaged?
Take a small flathead, try to push the port itself around. Maybe you will find that it is loose from the motherboard?
Lastly, if the wireless does work, and you tried all of the above without any success, and you REALLY want ethernet on the laptop, there is a $5 you can do. Buy a PCMCIA Expansion Card with a RJ45 port. 80% of it slides into the laptop, and boom, your done.
Posted on Sep 07, 2009
My adapter shows "media disconnected" as well. That's not an issue.
Try running ipconfig /release and then ipconfig /renew.
Posted on Sep 07, 2009
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Connecting the Devices Together
After confirming the Internet connection through the modem, connect the modem to the Internet port of the router; connect the computer to any of the four Ethernet ports at the back of the router. For instructions, click here.
Checking the Router's LEDs
After connecting the devices together, check the lights on the front panel of the router. Ensure that the Internet light, as well as numbered light corresponding to the Ethernet port where the computer is connected, is lit. For further instructions, click here.
Setting Up a Linksys Router for Cable Internet Connection
Access the router's web-based setup page. For instructions, click here.
NOTE: If you are using a Mac computer to access the router's web-based setup page, click here.
On the Setup tab, click the MAC Address Clone sub-tab.
Select Enabled then click Clone My PC's MAC.
Click Save Settings.
Click the Status tab.
Check the Internet IP Address. If the Internet IP Address has numbers, this means the router has been properly configured. You should now be able to access the Internet. If you're still unable to access the Internet, powercycle the modem, the router and then restart the computer.
NOTE: If the IP address is still 0.0.0.0, click IP Address Release then, click IP Address Renew. If this does not change the IP Address, powercycle the modem, the router and then restart the computer.
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