Toshiba® Portégé Ethernet Card
What are the issues that may arise with Ethernet Card for Toshiba Portégé M780 and what are the tips to resolve these issues?
An Ethernet card is a kind of network adapter. This adapter supports high speed network connections through cables. Ethernet cards are sometimes known as Network Interface Cards. It can be inserted in the slots provided on the motherboard of your Toshiba Portégé M780 laptop. It is an easier alternative for data transfer. Smaller PCMCIA Ethernet card resembling credit cards are available for your Toshiba Portégé M780 laptop. They can be inserted conveniently in the slots given. Ethernet cards can operate at different network speeds depending on the protocol standard they support. An Ethernet card does not directly support wireless networks. Certain home network broadband routers have the technology to allow Ethernet cards to connect with wireless connection through cables via router. However, users can face some issues from the Ethernet card of your Toshiba Portégé M780 laptop.
Here are some of the issues that can come with Ethernet card for your Toshiba Portégé M780 laptop and tips to resolve them:
- Installation issues
- Connection problems
- Unable to recognize the device
Users can face problems while installing the Ethernet card on your Toshiba Portégé M780 laptop using the CD. You get a message on your screen which says that Windows has detected a new device and is searching for the PCI Ethernet controller. If so, you might have to reinstall many drivers listed in the device manager. These errors are generally caused due to the motherboard or some other device connected to your laptop. Correct driver installation will help you resolve the issue.
There are cases when you get connection problems on your Toshiba Portégé M780 laptop, it may not be able to connect to Internet with the IP address provided. This might occur if you don’t receive IP address from the configuration protocol server due to some connectivity issues. These problems mainly occur due to incompatible Ethernet card or inappropriate cable connections. If the issue occurs due to incompatibility of your Ethernet card then you need to use one that is compatible with your laptop.
Sometimes problems might arise when you try to connect your Toshiba Portégé M780 laptop to the Internet and your system may not recognize the Ethernet card. In such cases, you receive an error message saying unknown device found. And in the device manager you may not be able to find the Ethernet card. The issues can be a software problem which can be resolved by correctly reinstalling it.