Friends laptop im working on had Vista, internet stopped working.
Couldnt figured it out so i reformatted. Few days later, I am finally set up with Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit SP 1.
Used a bootable flash drive, which was a task on it own to get working lol.
Its a Toshiba laptop, According to system information it has 4 gigs of ram (3.5 usable) AMD athlon dual-Core.
Now according to the UserManaul it says its a Satellite L300, then Pro L300 ,then L300D, then PRo L300D. So i have no idea
why the manual has 4 different names on the cover no idea what exactly this laptop is. just thought i would share this
And i dont have any of the Cd's or software that came with the computer, from what i know, nothing came with the laptop. and
it was originally installed with Vista , with multiple partitions.
So after formatting blal blah....Well here I
am windows 7 working fine just no net access.
Now i can use the wireless feature, and i can bring up a list of wireless connections i can try to connect to, there are
about 8 or 9 random weird names, but they all require a pass phrase or security code to connect to, so that doesnt help
Now im just trying to use the NIC card to go straight to my dsl or cable modem or whatever to connect to the
net, just like my regular Desktop computer. But it wont work. It will try to establish a connection but will eventually
say im connected to an unidentified network with no IP or net access.
I have tried cmd in admin mode to release /
renew the ipconfig, and that doesnt help either.
I usually get a Media Disconnected type similar message and sometimes a DHCP error, but more often a media disconnected
I have tried that Winsockfix program, that didnt help.
Now in Device Manager, under network
adapters i have 2 listenings my Realtek Nic card which i tried updating or changing the driver, didnt work. and my
Wireless adapter listening.
There are no Conflicts or problems, UNLESS i go VIEW> show hidden Devices.
Then under OTHER DEVICES, there are 2 Unknown devices, with Exclamation points...
Another point worth mentioning
is, when i have my cable plugged into my NIC card, the GREEN LIGHT IS SOLID, and theres an ORANGE light constantly
I hear it could be a sign that the card is damaged, or most likely the card is just sending/receiving.
I also have
a switch on the front side of the laptop i beieve is for the wireless adapter, and it is switched to ON. I even tried having
it switched to off, has no effect.
I have also finally went to network connections, and I only have 2 listening
one for wireless and one for the realtek NIC.
I have tried disabling or reenabling both or one at a time, with no effect. same problems.
Anyone here have any
Maybe update the cpu firmware? i doubt that would do anything.
I mean The network card and wire less adapter are both installed problem says there are no problems in device manager, but i
just cant connect to the net and then those 2 unknown devices are kinda worrynig me, not sure how to remove them or fix em.
I tried uninstalling them both but they just come back as unknown.
Any one here have any help or ideas?
Iv been googling and reading for the last 3 days, and finally get this far. and im stucked. no idea.
a Problem with the network card or something maybe its not connected properly but doesnt make sense since the computer is
Then again theres no way to take this lap top apart, with out special tools or anything, the basic 10 screws on the bottom
dont loosen anything lol.
Can anyone help/