I just bought a new HP desktop with Vista 64-bit. I've been told that I have to now use the ethernet cord with my Toshiba Cable Modem PCX1100u because USB does NOT support this new Vista 64. When I tried to hook up the modem and computer using the ethernet cord, the internet still will not work. Question: Do I need to buy a new modem that works with ethernet cord? (I don't have the installation disk for Ethernet, only USB Driver) Does my ISP need to make configuration settings to accomodate the ethernet switch? (I was using a USB with my old computer and service and it was working just fine)
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Re: Toshiba Cable Modem PCX1100u
OK. First of all you do not need a special or seperate driver for the Ethernet port. Its factory loaded with your OS.
All you need to do is plug the Ethernet cable into the LAN port on your HP Desktop and then into the LAN port (not the WAN port) of your cable modem.
The second thing is if its only a cable modem, then I suggest you proceed with caution as there is NO built-in firewall on a cable modem. Yes you will get on the net, but you are likely to be attacked with virus the moment you connect. I suggest you check very carefully whether the cable modem (if that's what it is) does/does not have a firewall as you would be very unwise connecting up like that.
Next, forget USB connection to the router/cable modem. That technolgy we've moved on from.. Your Vista shodul be 'plug n play' adn should configure the router for you. obviously that bit isn't so slick on yours.
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I'm not an expert in window based units but since it worked with Vista OS and not with XP. Sounds like you might try re-installing XP again. Take note on any windows that refer to the ethernet port during installation. It is likely you might of hit "next" without reading all the text. I know I have in the past. I changed over to mac and I know longer have any problems only at work but give then I give it to the IT Dept and wait and wait and wait.
the prob may b with the ethernet adapter on the computer or the ethernet port on the modem or the ethernet cable.....
to check ethernetadaptor ping 127.0.0.1
to check the ethernet port on the modem...if u plugin the cable u should have a light lid up on the modem ..
to check the ethernet cable
try with an alt cable which is proved to be working
Check the socket in either the router or the PC. I had the same problem, only with my modem. When I inspected the port, the pins were misaligned, causing it to drop a connection. I corrected mine with a screwdriver, which is not ideal but it works.
you know what sometimes virus/spywares/adwares can slow down you're pc to 486 pc's lol
so do a clean instalation + format ya whole HDD and recreate partitions + when you install windows the 1st thing you've to do is that install Symantec Endpoint Protection or BitDefender Total Security on ya pc
Toshiba 1100 modem are no longer compatible with any service providers anymore. The reason for this is Toshiba quit making cable modems and no longer supports them. Since they no longer support their modems, they don't write firmware to make them DOCSIS 2.0 compatible and since most service providers use 2.0, your DOCSIS 1.1 modem will not function correctly. Actually what is really happening is the 1100 modems cannot correctly decipher the 2.0 and are constantly changing their transmission power levels. You definitely need another modem, and if you are using Cox, ask about their refurbished ones for about 20 bucks.