Connecting a Toshiba laptop over an ethernet connection
My ethernet port doesn't see to be working. i only have one light on in the back, the laptop has both wirless and ethernet connections. i don't have a wireless router, but i do have eathernet router set up. is there any thing your might sugest. when i do try and connect it keeps telling me limited or no connectivy.
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Re: Connecting a Toshiba laptop over an ethernet...
Ok ok ok lets do those steps my friend
first of all reinstall the ethernet driver, try to connect now.
second disable all security programmes (if any program is expired then uninstall it)
third go to start
type cmd, click ok
type the following commands and hit enter after every line:
netsh winsock reset
netsh firewall reset
regsvr32 initpki.dll (that takes few minutes)
now reboot the computer
let me know what happened with u if that doesnt work we will try few more steps and if u r running windows vista tell me to make some small changes in step three
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If the ONLY light not illuminated is your PC link light then that generally indicates a physical disconnect between the modem and the laptop. If you can get the PC link light to light up when connecting to any other device (computer, router, anything), then you are most likely looking at the ethernet jack on the laptop being burnt out. Otherwise, try swapping the ethernet cord. If a different ethernet cord does not resolve the issue and the PC link light does not come on no matter what the modem is plugged into, you are looking at a faulty ethernet jack on the modem.
Are you sure it's a modem port and not a ethernet port. They look very similar and people confuse them easily. The ethernet port is slightly larger though. So we can verify we're talking about the correct thing, are you using dialup to connect to the internet? or are you connecting to a broadband router or dsl modem? in either case you should be able to get drivers on dell's website and copy them over to your laptop.
lets get the picture right. laptop connects to a wireless router. then u want to plug into laptop ethernet wan port of linksys ? you have to set router manual settings to gateway which is ip of toshiba... this is a fun topic. ive connected xbox360 to laptop this way.. never tried router. "fun times ahead!"
Check the drivers for the ethernet port in the device manager to see if they are there. If so, then uninstall them and reboot. The machine will find the device and reinstall the drivers. This will correct the problem if it's a driver glitch. If the drivers are not there, then you will need to go to Toshiba's support site and download them. I'm not entirely sure what you mean by "can't open the ethernet slot to insert card", could you be more specific and I'll see if I can help you through it.
I think you have answered your own problem, your wireless has possibly been zapped. To test your ethernet adapter on your laptop connect it to a network hub, check the hub and see if you have a link light on the hub and or laptop.. To test your wireless router, connect it to a known working computer with a network card and check the router configuration, using the browser, if you cannot access it then its zapped.