Issues with Ethernet Card in Toshiba® Qosmio X500
Ethernet is the most common LAN (Local Area Network Technology) available today. Ethernet allows users to connect and transfer data at high speeds between different computers. Wireless Ethernet cards are also available which makes use of radio waves for data transmission. There are a number of issues that can come up with the use of Ethernet card. They could range from not being able to connect to the network to inability of the PC to find other computers connected via the same network. Sometimes it is noted that the Ethernet card itself is not detected by the PC.
- Install correct driver
- Driver updating
- Check for OS compatibility
- Check for hardware defects
Install correct driver
Installation of wrong drivers can cause Ethernet card issues. It is always recommended that the installation of the drivers be carried out using the CD that comes with the purchase of the Toshiba Qosmio® X500. When certain drivers are downloaded from the Internet which are illegitimate or drivers specifically designed to cause harm to the computer, then they certainly cause some problems.
Even if correct drivers of the Ethernet card are installed there is a possibility that outdated drivers may be installed. Manufacturers are constantly updating drivers to improve system performance and handling. It is advisable to look for driver updates and install the latest ones.
Sometimes when a user upgrades the operating system of Toshiba Qosmio X500, it may cause Ethernet issues. This usually happens because of drivers that were working well the previous operating system may not be compatible with the new one. This can also happen in when the new operating system installed is from a new manufacturer or provider.
If all attempts to solve Ethernet card related issues with drivers were unsuccessful it is very likely that the problem could be with the Ethernet card itself. It is recommended that Toshiba Qosmio X500 be taken to a qualified technician and if the hardware is found at fault, be replaced.