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Even if they do, the PC or laptop may not have enough juice to suffficiently power devices. Sorry Tony, I reckon I haven’t have made the setup clear enough You are viewing our forum as a guest. Since you’re seeing in your network connections, chances are you have one or more ports on your machine. MY problem is click on tools then internet options a small box opens but just for a blink of an eye it will not open for my settings, I then saw in connections connection I’m sure it wasn’t there before could it have gotten there when I downloaded Live TV. I agree with you Leo, on what you think about the fire wire connection, just leave it for what it should be used for and think that is a good idea, so you summed it all up for me and wanted to use it for internet connection but it has no configuration like isp address or anything it running but will not connect to internet but connects to both my computers so will use it for what it was meant to be used for and hook me up a external hard drive or some other kind of storage device, good idea, Leo.

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TrevilOct 1, I also adaptre a laptop running windows XP home. Else, not sure it’s possible just from looking it at physically, through one of Windows’ screens, or even if there’s a utility for this.


If no-one can come up with a solution for me here, I may very well go looking for a new crossover cable tomorrow but it is frustrating that the firewire worked fine ner I installed Win7.

I am a computer idiot so I need an answer a 3 year old could understand. User Articles Quick Reference.

What’s this network adapter on my machine?

Everything seems to be fine except for when I try to install my cable which uses the ethernet adapter. Can’t you take the laptop downstairs and connect it to the router using a wire cat5? You may want to check this with your ISP. It is possible to use a interface for limited networking.

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What is a 1394 Connection?

This means you can only draw a maximum of 2. An 18 year career as a programmer at Microsoft soon followed. I want to ney adapter to my external HDD, but I don’t know how to. How is your modem connected? While it might be possible, I wouldn’t recommend it, as you won’t find a lot of how-to information.

Some gadget do require more than 5 volts so, you will need an external power source. Are you using AOL? Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums–revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended. What is considered good DSL line attenuation? I lost my 1. Discussion topics include Wi-Fi setups, As you know, when both the connections are wifi, they will come down to the lowest common stable denominator and then compound that with low signal strength due to the distance from the pcs to the router – 2 floors and a wall.


TrevilSep 30, Do you already have an account? If you would like to check your computer to see if that connection is active on your computer, go to your control panel and then Internet connections and it should be under that.

Has anyone been successful at effecting a bridge as Chris infers? Advertisements or commercial links. That is what I have used it for.

Oct 2, Messages: Popular Is 5GHz Wireless better than 2.

It’s all odd though. You’ll get the best results, and the best support for your efforts, by following those common paths. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET’s great community. When I installed Win7 addapter this computer, I did so onto a clean raid array. If you are using an unpowered USB hub this is spread over all devices connected to the Hub.