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Laptop to a Ethernet Switch (Cable)

Discussion in 'Firewalls and Networks' started by Puzzle, Feb 10, 2007.

  1. brain_damage

    brain_damage D-A-L Team Member (UK)

    do other devices work in the USB port?

    have you tried putting it in the desktop, and see if that works?
     
  2. Puzzle

    Puzzle Techie7 New Member

    Yes and Yes.
     
  3. brain_damage

    brain_damage D-A-L Team Member (UK)

    if other devices work in the USB port and the USB - Ethernet adapter works in the desktop it's got to be something on the laptop.

    what are the specs of the laptop?
     
  4. Puzzle

    Puzzle Techie7 New Member

    YEP its Week 2 Day 3......

    I have been reading up on some things, everything is pointing at the IP settings with in the router, it would appear that there is a conflict.
    Ie: if you run Windows Wizard it auto finds the same IP as the desktop and then logs the desktop of the internet.
    Becuase I think the static IP on the laptop is not reconised by the router.
    :wacko:

    So I now think I need to work out how to change the Gatways and the Subnet Mask settings so that the Firewall lets the laptop in!!! :no:

    Sounds good, and i know what i am trying to type...

    Time I have finished i'll be starting WW3 :tank:
     
  5. joeofeg

    joeofeg Techie7 New Member

    So what is the conclusion of this story? Is this thing working or not?
     
  6. Puzzle

    Puzzle Techie7 New Member

  7. joeofeg

    joeofeg Techie7 New Member

    Your USB network adaptor is good for USB 1.1. Your laptop is very old. If the USB port on your laptop is 1.0 (not 1.1, or higher) then the network adaptor is not going to be compatible with it. Check to see what version of USB spec your laptop has.
     
  8. Puzzle

    Puzzle Techie7 New Member

    I see.............:sqeye:

    Is there an easy way to check this? and can it be updated, or do you need to be on the internet to do it :stupid:
     
  9. joeofeg

    joeofeg Techie7 New Member

    Somewhere I read something about the following download that may help tell you what you have on your computer. I have not used it myself. Read the description and then decide if you should download it.

    http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
     
  10. joeofeg

    joeofeg Techie7 New Member

    Last edited: Feb 25, 2007
  11. Puzzle

    Puzzle Techie7 New Member

    YEAH BABY YEAH

    I have only done it :21:

    I am the :beta1:

    All to do with the IP config if anyone wants to know..... !!