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murrieta123

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Dlink router model DI-604
have a Scientific Atlantic Modem with USB and Ethernet connections
I am running Windows ME on a HP Pavilion Pentium III

I got xbox live for christmas and haven't used it once due to this stinking problem

USB from PC to Modem is the only way i can connect to the internet right now because my ethernet card won't work and my router doesn't support USB connections.

My ethernet card came with my computer but I never used it. It won't work.
I need to re-install it but don't have the cd. I tried to re-install the driver but it didn't work. I am doing something wrong.

I don't know what to do! Help please.
If you have advice please email me at:
[email protected]
 
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Can you not replace the ethernet card in the PC? (laptop, desktop?) If it's a PCI card in a desktop such cards cost about £5-8£ (probably more or less the same in dollars!).

Sounds like an oldish PC so not much active support any more I guess. But the HP site might still offer support details and installation software.

Just theorising here as I have never tried this, but in principle I cannot see why it would not work ...
There are USB to Ethernet adaptors (eg http://www.directusbstore.co.uk/cnb...&op=catalogue-products-null&prodCategoryID=24 about half-way down the page, or http://www.usbfirewire.com/Parts/rr-usb-ethernet-2996.html); looks like this would cost about $15-$20.

Plug the adaptor into your PC USB port.
Plug the Scientific Atlantic Modem Ethernet connection to the Dlink router WAN (internet) port.
Plug a LAN port on the Dlink to the Ethernet port on the USB to Ethernet adaptor.
Plug the Xbox to thr Dlink router (assuming you have ethernet on the Xbox).
 
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Wekcome to TSG.

I hate to start with questions but...


What Operating System are you running?

What does Device Manager show? Any yellow question marks?

What is the Model # of your Pavillion?

Did you look for Drivers at HP Software & Driver downloads ?
 
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