I wish to have an internet connection but I got a problem with the modem of my Toshiba laptop, I need to run a driver because it shows in the 'device manager' that it is deactivated. The system will not recognize the drivers I have (Toshiba Recovery & Applications/Drivers).
The OS was upgraded from Windows XP Home Edition to Windows XP professional edition Service Pack 2. Please help me!!
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Re: problem with the modem
You shhould be able to right click on it in device manager and select enable, or press F2 or Del on boot up and enter the bios and look in the menu for your modem and select enable.
If non of above work, right click again on your medem in device manager and select delete.
Restart the laptop and let windows find your modem and it should automatically install the driver, if not when the option window pops up to manually install driver, point windows to the cdrom that the drivers are located on.
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So is your Modem from a phone company like AT&T? It sounds like it is because phone companies use what is called PPOE which is where the modem is configured with a userid and password to get out to the internet.
Cable providers use DHCP and don't require a userid and password.
If your other computer works using the network cable but your toshiba won't work using the same network cable, I think the phone company has configured your modem to only look at and accept your other computer. You can tell the modem to use specific MAC addresses which are unique to every device that attaches to the internet. You want your modem set up to use a range of addresses, not a specific one.
You need an Internet Service Provider and a wireless router and a broadband DSL or cable modem. The DSL or cable modem could have a built-in wireless router, this modem could be included in the broadband plan from the Internet Service Provider. 1. You need organise an Internet Service Provider, they should provide configuration settings, password, and e-mail info etc. 2. Install the hardware device and wireless LAN drivers. If you have not got these drivers, download them from the Toshiba WEB site. Make sure you select your model laptop and the XP or Vista versions of the drivers that match the Windows version on your laptop. 3. Follow the Internet Service Provider to configure your LAN card, and E-mail program.
If you follow the instructions correctly you will be able to connect to the Internet and send and receive E-mails.
The yellow "bangs" which show up in device manager indicate that a device driver has not been installled for these particular devices. You can either install the device driver for the particular devices or, if your computer is connected to the internet, you can right click on the device and choose Update Device Driver.
Check the hardware using the device manager to see if there is an issue with the drivers. You can hold the windows key and press pause break and device manager should show up. Look for any ! ? or other marks on the list.
I Have satellite L40-18W-PSL4CE laptop . I installed XP . i got all drivers except sound driver. the last sound driver was running on vista is (Realtek High Definition Audio System Software Ver:R1.72) on toshiba site they said this driver soppurt vista & xp but i got nothing after installing the driver. pls help me with greatfull.
download win xp sp3 and install .... ur laptop should work and then download and run the "registered" version of Driver Detective ... it should find drivers specifically for YOUR laptop ... that might work ...