Can I get the internet on compaq armada 1700 laptop?
This laptop is either (aI think) a Microsoft windows nt or a 95.It says DESIGNED FOR on the computer. It is a compaq armada 1700. Is therre a place to plug in a dsl cable for the internet on it or what? It has a small spce on it but to me it looks like a place for a telephone line. I got this used hoping that I would be able to get on the internet with it. There uis NO instruction manual with it at all. Help!
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Re: Can I get the internet on compaq armada 1700 laptop?
That phone line will only be for actual phone lines.. as it will be a modem.
If the lappy has an ethernet port (slightly larger than a phone port, but looks the same) you could use that with an ethernet cable to a DSL modem. (the modem has the phone wire plugged into it)
Most laptops have an ethernet port, but yours might be a bit too old perhaps? If that's the case, you can buy either a USB to ethernet adapter (but you might not have that either) or a PCMCIA ethernet card. The latter will definitely work for you, and can be bought second hand VERY cheaply... if not for nothing.
I really hope it has something a bit newer than '95 though... otherwise just getting the internet to work could be a problem. Good luck!
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Here is how to fix that corrupted DNS cache in vista.
1. Click the Microsoft Vista Start logo in the bottom left corner of the screen 2. Click All Programs 3. Click Accessories 4. RIGHT-click on Command Prompt 5. Select Run As Administrator 6. In the command window type the following and then hit enter: ipconfig /flushdns 7. You will see the following confirmation:
Windows IP Configuration Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.
After that in the same command window type
That should clear up the issue. Odds are you were sharing an IP address with someone else on the network.
if it's a usb-dongle, the driver's will be reinstalled every time you reconnect the device. the drivers are on your computer, but have to reconnect with the network adapter when it's reconnected. if the problem is the same after a reboot without disconnecting the network adapter, then there is either a problem with the usb-device, or a driver management problem in windows.
if the usb-device works without problem on another computer, the you need to reinstall windows.
There should have been drivers with it when you bought it. If not, here's a link:
If you install these drivers, your computer should detect the device.
You will, though, still need a modem to be able to connect to the internet.
I hope this helps, and if not, post back here,
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you have ipv6 enabled, this is to help the worldwide convergence to ipv6 form ipv4 . were running out of addresses if not already have ran out. so from what i can tell it works with the tunneling adapter. altho it is still doing stuff on your computer, it's needed to make the internet work right now, if anyone of you have a "microsoft wi-fiminiport adapter" all of a sudden and you also don't like that you can't get rid of it unless you go to the web and download the old driver. neither the miniport or the isatap adapter are actually "needed" you can get by without isatap if you either disable or uninstall ipv6. virtual wifi isn't needed, but it's uber cool cause it's for your wireless card and if you connect wireless to the internet, it will let you wirelessly share out that connection wirelessly , (like your a wireless router)
i think i should not that "eventually" you will need to install ipv6 to browse the internet. more importantly it actually isn't designed to be a "TAP" but it certainly could be the target of hackers in the future including the mini-port (only because they are both new)
What operating system are you using, Win XP? Go to the control panel - look at Network Connection, click on properties on your USB adapter, click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), then Properties, make sure Obtain an IP address automatically is selected. Also make sure your USB adapter settings (SSID, WEP/WAP etc) matches your Access Point settings.