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IBM Thinkpad A21m and Ethernet...Not working

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    I have an IBM ThinkPad A21m. In the back, where the I/O panel is there is an ethernet RJ45 connector and a regular modem connector. I have been able to connect using the modem to internet in the past. However the ethernet has never worked. I was going through the books that came with the PC and apparently the modem and ethernet are on a combo card.

    In the packet there is also a card, not installed in th PC. It is a Xircom card. I did a search online for the serial number and FRU number and this is where it took me:
    http://www-3.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-4PBMN7.html?doctype=Product information

    I know little to nothing about laptop hardware and installation. I tried removing all the screws off the laptop but still could not remove the cover. Do I need to install this card? SHouldnt a laptop, espcially an IBm professional series one come with ethernet enabled? Am I missing something?

    I would love any ideas on this one. I am actually fixing as a favor for someone. Thanks in advance.
     
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    In my device manager under network adapters there is only dial up adapter and infrared ...
     
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    anyone have any ideas, or no where I can look?

    IBM site has not been much help.
     
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