Cannot set up network

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    RedT

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    In an effort to save my XP laptop from the rubbish heap, I installed Windows 7 and discovered that the 9-year old Toshiba did not have drivers for Win 7. Several attempts to "make it work" did not work, so I reinstalled my old copy of Win XP, and downloaded drivers.

    The WiFi shows the network, displays "Acquiring network address" but does not connect. When I turn off WiFi and connect directly from the cable box to the laptop with a LAN cable, the computer displays "connected" and shows an IP address, but I cannot connect to the Internet with the browser?

    :confused:

    Would appreciate any help, if not, I'll just not use the laptop for Internet.
     
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    Elizabeth23

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    what is the make, model and model number of pc

    laptop or desktop, laptop correct??

    version of xp, home, pro, or media center edition?

    please provide the info so I may assist you.
     
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    PC Make: Dell XPS 8300 Intel Core I-7-2600 CPU@4.40 Ghz with Windows 7 Home Premium

    Laptop Make: Toshiba Satellite M45-S3553 Model No PSM40U-07W035
    Intel Pentium M processor @1.73 Ghz 1.99 GB RAM with Windows XP Service Pack 2
    (unable to download SP-3 because I can't connect to the Internet with it)
     
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    http://support.toshiba.com/drivers

    I went here on Toshiba support site to see about your drivers but the model number is invalid.

    you can go here on the Win 7 pc and enter your serial number, or tell me the serial number and I can go back and look at it.

    look carefully to insure the numbers are the same as what is on the COA.

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    you can download sp3 , from the win 7 pc, save to a flash drive or cd=rw and then carry over to the laptop and install manually. :)
     
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    Thanks, Elizabeth23. I went to the Toshiba site again using S/N 65095091Q but didn't find any newer drivers than what I already have. (I did download SP3 to a flash drive and updated the laptop)
     
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    Elizabeth23, Feb 22, 2014
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    great work!
     
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