Question about Toshiba PCX1100U High Speed Cable Modem
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)
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.
Let me know how you get on..
Posted on May 27, 2009
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