Can't connect to LAN

By anonymeX ยท 32 replies
Apr 22, 2008
  1. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Do you show an Ethernet/Lan driver in Add/Remove programs?
  2. anonymeX

    anonymeX TS Rookie Topic Starter

    most of the warnings and errors consist of tcp/ip and dhcp. i see my wireless network connection driver in add/remove programs.
  3. PLogan

    PLogan TS Rookie

    If you are not able to see it in Device manager & it is enabled in CMOS you might contact Toshiba. I have a tablet & lost the NIC in it the same way. I have a 3 year warranty on it so I backed up my files & then sent it off to a authorized repair shop. Works great new.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,177   +990

  5. anonymeX

    anonymeX TS Rookie Topic Starter

    so i'm guessing it is a hardware problem. if that's the case, then i guess i can't fix it by doing a system restore right? But, is it possible for me to set up a wireless network using my laptop?
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,177   +990

    contradiction: Software (even a SW restore) will not fix a true hardware problem
    should be, but be advised that a wired connection is necessary to config the router for a wireless connection :)
  7. anonymeX

    anonymeX TS Rookie Topic Starter

    so I won't be able to create a wireless connection using my laptop then, because my laptop is incapable of using the lan.
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Unless you can load the drivers and run it as USB connection (some routers have USB option, hard wire)
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