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My son (at college) has this new laptop and when we connected his ethernet cable to the college connection in his dorm (which is working....someone else was able to get on) he still could not get on line. Any suggestions???

Does this laptop have a built in Network card or is that something we have to add???

Thanks in advance for any help....we are clueless!

Edited by lhp, 28 August 2006 - 08:33 AM.

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Your laptop does have a built in network card. So you could get access to a wireless network.

About your wired problem: do you see any yellow ! or ? in device manager?
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I will have to check with my son. Unfortunately, he (and the computer) are away at college and (alas) I am at home. He called this morning complaining that he still could not get his brand new computer to work.

I just wanted to make certain that it did have the built in Network card. I thought perhaps there was some common trick that we were missing.

Hopefully, he will find someone in the computer department to give him a hand.

He wanted a Dell and I bought him a Toshiba (because that is what we could afford)....now I will never hear the end of it.

Thanks again for the input.
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Toshiba makes very good laptops. Absolutely nothing wrong with them. I'd be willing to be that it is user error and nothing to do with the computer, so you'll get the last laugh.
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Toshiba makes lots of good things. Cameras, laptops etc. I have a toshiba camera myself.

I thought Dell was alot cheaper than Toshiba. :whistling:
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Toshiba makes lots of good things. Cameras, laptops etc. I have a toshiba camera myself.

I thought Dell was alot cheaper than Toshiba. :whistling:



Unless you catch a close out sale that is what I've seen.... Oh and believe me you got him the better laptop....
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Thanks for making the 'Mom' feel better. His Toshiba was $599.00 with the rebate. It has the Intel Centrino Mobile Tech with the Core Solo Processor 80GB. I added the Student Word software so that he has Powerpoint, Excel and Word.

I did not want to pay more than $600.00 because he has a bad habit of losing things! I will let you guys know if his computer folks in the honor club can get him set up.

Thanks again,
The World's Most Computer Challenged Person
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Let's hope those people can figure out his connection problem and fix it.

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Just an update....(you folks will love this one)....

After many tried to help him in the dorm (not any IT folks...just folks) he still could not get on line.

So since he was coming home this weekend, he brought that (ole terrible) Toshiba with him and he and Dad were going to call Toshiba's 800 number and get it all resolved.

Son gets home and Dad looks that the laptop....and finds there is an on/off switch (almost looks like a power switch) right on the front of the laptop that was off. Dad switches it to ON and guess what....we were able to get online.

Yep, those ole' On Off switches will get ya every time!!!

Thanks for always being here for us "computer challenged folk"!!
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No worries, you're not the only one. I have had this happen (and I'm positive everyone else has too). It took me 3 days to figure out why the phone setting in my Flybook laptop didn't work. The fix: first off, I had to put a SIM card in the card slot. Second, I had to turn the card reader on. I was getting really frustrated but I could laugh about it once it was fixed and working.

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