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Connecting usb ethernet adapter???

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by musiclover, Nov 15, 2003.

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  1. musiclover

    musiclover Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    I bought a used usb ethernet adapter for my friends laptop, in order to connect him to the internet via high speed. The problem I am facing is that the adapter did not come with an install disk, and although the drivers are dowloadable from the manufacturers web site, I cannot get the program to initiate once downloaded. Basically, I am downloading the driver on my computer, and then transfering the file exactly as it comes in over to his computer via a 3.5 inch disk. However, none of the files on the disk are executable, none of them Run or initiate any kind of an install process. When you download, it gives you the option to open, and when you choose this it brings you to a dos prompt, but because his computer cannot currently connect to the internet, I have no means it seems of getting his computer to this stage even, and further, I do not know what to do even after getting to the dos prompt. Help please!! Thank you!!
     
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    Can you show us where you downloaded the drivers from? You may need to install Winzip ( www.winzip.com ) if the file has a .zip extension.
     
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    Hi musiclover,
    Triple6 is right. You may need to unzip the files. See his link for a unzip utility. Then unzip them to a file on the other pc. Then run the wizard.

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  6. musiclover

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    problem solved... Thank you!!!
     
  7. Linkmaster

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    Your welcome!!

    How did you solve it??
     
  8. musiclover

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    Sorry... It was that I was not unzipping the files before trying to install the driver. Now I have a whole new problem on my hands.... There is a post close to this one explaining... Thanks again...
     
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