Hooking up internet

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.

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#1
April 16, 2010 at 20:01:12
Is there a reason why you're using USB rather than the network/ethernet port?

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#2
April 24, 2010 at 01:16:56
he says wireless

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#3
April 24, 2010 at 03:38:09
it didnt have a wireless card i got one on ebay and am waiting for it. Is using usb slower than ethernet?

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#4
April 24, 2010 at 08:51:16
"Is using usb slower than ethernet?"

At low-end DSL speeds, it's probably not noticeable, but much beyond a 1.5MB connection, then definitely.

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#5
May 12, 2010 at 11:45:11
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.

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#6
May 12, 2010 at 11:51:48
http://www.actiontec.com/support/in...

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.


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#7
May 14, 2010 at 11:51:50
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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