Ethernet Drivers in Toshiba® Satellite U500
Toshiba Satellite U500 range of laptops suits everyone alike. It is highly portable and light weight, making it a travel-laptop as well. The screen of the laptop has got a size of 13 inches and displays of high-definition. The laptop is powered by Intel’s dual core processors. There are a number of new and exciting features bundled up in this gadget. It includes the USB sleep and charge option. With the help of this feature you could charge your plug and play devices like smart-phones and iPods even when the laptop is switched off. Ethernet drivers act as a bridge between your system and the network in which they are exposed into.
- Choosing the Right Driver
- Selecting Compatible Drivers
- Installing the Card and the Driver
Choosing the Right Driver
The network and the traffic over it differ from one another. The network on which you put your system into will have a huge effect over the type of card you choose. You need to consider your Internet usage and data transfer requirements while choosing the Ethernet card and driver for your laptop. Make sure you choose the card that would support your requirements. You could always consult a technical expert from Toshiba to decide on this.
Selecting Compatible Drivers
Driver compatibility is the most necessary thing to be considered for selecting and installing the drivers. Ethernet cards make the system work on a network. These drivers should tag along with the Operating System installed in your Toshiba Satellite U500 laptop. You could refer to the Windows Compatibility list to understand the drivers that are compatible with the Windows OS installed in your system.
Installing the drivers is to be preceded by the installation of the Ethernet card onto the Toshiba Satellite U500. You would find the PCMCIA slot to which the card has to be inserted, on the side of your laptop. Open the slot and insert the card by pushing it gently. Take care not to apply much force on the card. You would hear a clicking sound when the card gets in properly to the slot. You can leave the card in place even after turning the network and laptop off. Next, you can install the driver for the card by inserting the CD provided along with it. If there is no CD available, you may get the driver software downloaded from the Internet.