Posted 17 August 2006 - 07:11 PM
When you first had your desktop connected via broadband, did you need to install a program/software from your internet provider?
If so, it is likely that at that point it also assigned TCP/IP Properties (IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway, DNS server etc). Often providers will ask if you intend to use more than one computer on the same cable connection, because they will require setting both up.
First thing I would do is speak to your Internet provider and get them to step you through setting up your laptop.
Additionally, there is no reason why you can't download the driver for you laptop on you desktop (which can access the internet) and then transfer it to the laptop by disk/CD/DVD/thumb drive etc.
[CPU]Intel E6600 Core 2 Duo @ 3.19GHz
[MoBo]ASUS P5N32-SLI Premium (nForce590)
[RAM]4GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 CL4 @ 710MHz
[GPU]XFX 8800 GTX 768MB [SLI] @ Stock
[Audio]ASUS Xonar D2
[Case]Antec Nine Hundred
[OS]Windows Vista Ultimate 64
[Other]WC'd CPU & SLI