Got a hand me down laptop from my mom. Trying to get it online.
Presario 1200, 188 RAM
3 ˝” Floppy
Not Ethernet capable. USB only.
I currently have Verizon as an IP (DSL). My desktop (XP) is currently using Verizon’s modem, a Westell 327w. No USB ports.
I have an older Westell Wirespeed modem that is Ethernet and USB capable.
The desktop (XP) pc has no trouble getting online using the older Wirespeed.
The ME laptop won’t.
I’ve been online with my ISP for hours and days. No results.
I have had the laptop online with the older Wirespeed before. About two months ago to update it. All that’s happened between then and now is that I simply unplugged the laptop and gave it back to my mom and she just plugged it in to her dialup connection. Now I have it back and I’m stuck.
I’ve use the older 6.1 inst. Disk from Verizon and the disk says I need to update to IE 6.
I got the IE 6 update last time I had the laptop. But wasn’t installed. The update came from Windows update two months ago.
I have deleted all temp IE files.
I suppose my first task is to update IE.. But won’t install. There were two issues that prevented the update from IE 5 to 6. The errors were either an application was open and needed to be closed (wasn‘t the case), or that I needed to rebooted (rebooted many times) before the update could be installed.
Computer > properties > device manager >Wirespeed > properties > update, and put the inst cd in and pointed it to the file. It searches for a .dll file, finds it, then says there is nothing there. I’ve used the wizards in “network connections and add new hardware.
I have scoured the alternate ME support site and found nothing pertaining to the error messages I received when updating IE. Couldn’t find a tutorial for updating IE 5 to 6 in ME.
If anyone has any advice short of shooting the innocent laptop, it would be greatly appreciated.
i had to flip a coin on if i should have posted in the ME forum or here.
mods, you can do no wrong.