I've bought a new comoputer called a Zoostorm with windows vista on it.
I've tried installing my virgin broadband disk to use the broadband on that computer but its come up with "your computer does not have a Ethernet card, please contact us" message.
Could someone please tell me what I have to do here? I obviously need a ethernet card but any ideas how difficult this is to install? and DO I really need one or is there any other way or using broadband on this computer?
An ethernet card should cost roughlt between £5 - £10 depending on where you buy. Are you sure that the port you are trying to connect to is an ethernet port? What are the specs that came with the machine, does it say that it has an ethernet card or onboard ethernet connection? If you need to fit one it is really very simple, just insert into a spare pci slot, re-boot and windows should find new hardware.
Connecting to Virgin broadband very often brings up the Ethernet message you mention - as buteman says you don't need to run the disk. Virgin told me as follows: Make sure the Ethernet cable is connected from PC to modem and then type 22.214.171.124 into the address (just that - no www) and this will lead you to the Virgin setup page. Just follow it through and key in your user name and password etc as supplied by them. Worked fine for me.
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