USB Broadband connected but can;t get a web page!

  Sterl 11:18 26 Mar 2007
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My dad has an old laptop but got a Talk Talk broadband router connected by a USB cable as this is his only option. In the network connections there is an icon set up saying Broadband is connected and the transfer rate appears to be fine. Having said that it is not able to display a web page saying unable to locate server, and (if relevant), there are no TV connection icons or anything for that matter in the bottom right corner. Have looked at WAN settings on router but nothing appears to be obvious to me.
Any ideas would be appreciated thanks.

  brundle 11:20 26 Mar 2007

have you installed drivers for the usb connection?

  Sterl 11:42 26 Mar 2007

There was a problem he tells me with the drivers on the first time he tried to install it, but through device manager and using the CD it says the drivers are up to date or best available. I am not sure this is true.

  Stuartli 12:15 26 Mar 2007

Are the LAN drivers installed and, if necessary, LAN enabled in the Bios?

  Sterl 12:20 26 Mar 2007

Not sure how to check these or what to do if they are not installed! (sorry)

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