Toshiba® Satellite Pro U500 Ethernet Card
Ethernet card is an adapter designed to make a home network. If you have many computers, and you want to connect them to a single Internet service provider (ISP) so that they could share information, then you need an Ethernet Card.
Home network is one of the most popular because of its advantages: it provides a high speed connection through a cable, and it is not expensive at all.
- Types of Ethernet card adapters
- Issues with Toshiba Satellite Pro U500 ethernet cards
- Tips and solutions
Types of Ethernet card adapters
For your Toshiba Satellite Pro® U500 laptop, the types of adapters available are PC Card, PCI and USB. From all these PCI provides the greatest speed, and it is cheaper. But they require an opened computer in order to install them.
The version of USB used to Ethernet adapter might be preferred. It is true that its very easy to be plugged in and the setup is a good one. But the disadvantage is that the USB port speed slows down. To make the connection between two computers you must use Ethernet cables with RJ-45 connectors. CAT rating determines the quality of the Ethernet cables. The most popular is CAT 5. Even if you want to connect only two computers to a single network it is necessary to have Ethernet crossover cables. These are varied, too, but the most used is 10Base-T with UTP wiring. For more than two you must use a HUB or a SWITCH Ethernet. Another option to create a network is Hub method. It allows networking many computers using a single broadband cable.
Issues with Toshiba Satellite Pro U500 ethernet cards
Unfortunately, some problems occur with the Ethernet cards. One of them is that it doesn’t connect to the Internet and your IP address will begin with169254. This can happen no matter if it is about a common network card or a wireless one. The IP dress that has these numbers points out that the address is not sent by a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) because of issues like connectivity or compatibility or other reasons. In case it is about a bad connection the status light on the network card must be checked to see if it has the right color. The network card documentation contains all the details about the Ethernet card features.
Another problem is the continuously shut down messages. This means that the laptop has a blaster worm or other kind of worms. Another common problem is the fact that the computer doesn’t appear on the network. It is a browser issue.
In case you are facing a bad connectivity are no connectivity problem, you must follow some easy steps to fix the problem. First of all, you must check the cable. If it is bad, replace it. The cable must be connected at the both ends. It is possible to be a problem created by a bad hub port or a router port. Change the hub and the router ports. If the problems are caused by a bad card simply replace it. Do the same in case you are using a wrong network cable.
If the problems occurs because a worm that infested your laptop operating system the only solution is to clean it and to try to protect it against all the virtual malicious attacks.
The problems created by browser can be easy fixed. In case you don’t know anything about the share from the computer you and to connect to, find out what it is its IP address. This is easy and you can connect directly to it, even if your computer doesn’t appear on the network.