I have an old Toshiba laptop (166mhz) with Win98 on it that I bought used. I want to connect to the Internet via my Motorola 4100 cable modem that I must connect using my USB port because the laptop does NOT have a network card.
When I try and install the modem drivers from the mfr install CD I get the Windows error message that information for this device is not at that location on the CD (I am searching then highlighting the "Net4100.inf file"). I also cannot figure out how to get the modem to appear under Networking Devices as a TCP/IP - Motorola Surfboard modem. All I can install thru Windows is a TCP/IP DialUp Adapter.
Speaking of dial-up, the laptop also has a telephone modem. I dial into MetConnect, and I can hear the modem connecting and handshaking and the dial up networking software says I am logged in, then connected and then when I open a browser I am NOT online and the two little screens icon in my sys tray don't blink when I try to send data by trying to get into a website.
I am at a loss at what to do. :4-dontkno I surfed these forums but no one seems to bother with the USB connectivity issue because they can jump on their networking card, but alas I do not have that option.
Any advice is appreciated.