hobiehippo April 16, 2010 at 18:26:14 Specs: Windows 2000
hi, i dont know how to use the internet that i already have with this laptop. I plugged in the router via usb and it asked for the driver files for the texas instruments router I have (a verizon wireless DSL actiontech) so i dont know why it asks for texas instruments driver files. anyway the desktop pc works fine and i would like to be able to use the same internet connection for this laptop.
The "Texas Instruments" reference is most probably a USB driver as that chip in your USB device is most likely made by Texas Instruments. If your device came with a CD, insert it and install the device which should include the USB driver that is needed.
If your router didn't come with a CD see if it's listed in the link above and download the driver using another computer transfer it to a CD-R or a USB Flash Drive and copy the download to your lap computer. Then install the correct USB driver for your router.
I prefer Ethernet, #1 because I can use all my legacy OS (3.x, 95/98/ME, NT 4.0, 2000) as they all recognize Ethernet, and #2 from what I understand wireless only goes up to 54mbps whereas with Ethernet the sky is the limit. I'm not totally sure on this last part, but #1 is definitely a plus for me. Do you know how fast Windows 3.x and 95 are on Ethernet? Very.
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