LAN Connection in XP

By Thornscythe
Jun 17, 2007
  1. My brother has a Toshiba laptop on which he was running Vista. He got a game that does not run on Vista, so he decided to dual-boot with Windows XP. He loaded XP onto his laptop with a disc that came with a Compaq. First question: Would the fact that the disc was for a Compaq have any effect on internet connectivity? He had tried to connect to the LAN at our house, and all it shows for network connections is a 1394 connection. How do we go about getting his computer to recognize the connection?
  2. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 478

    He needs to install drivers for the network card (and probably some other devices too.) They may be a Toshiba's web site. If not they could be found at the web site of who ever made the networking chip.
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