• Network adapter / drivers

    From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Jahmas on Fri Feb 9 09:07:28 2024
    Re: Network adapter / drivers
    By: Jahmas to All on Fri Oct 16 2020 06:11 am

    So it's next to impossible to install drivers for IBM Thinkpad in that, there were so many made, the serial numbers are quite vast and far fetched. I reinstalled windows and, of course, cannot log on to even register the OS.


    What model Thinkpad?

    In the old days, most Thinkpads had ethernet NICs supported by most OSes, so you could connect to the internet with an ethernet cable, download the System Update package, and run it. It'll go find all of the required drivers.
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  • From Jahmas@VERT/ARCADIA to poindexter FORTRAN on Thu Feb 22 06:27:00 2024
    So it's next to impossible to install drivers for IBM Thinkpad in that, there were so many made, the serial numbers are quite vast and far fetc I reinstalled windows and, of course, cannot log on to even register th


    What model Thinkpad?

    In the old days, most Thinkpads had ethernet NICs supported by most
    OSes, so you could connect to the internet with an ethernet cable, download the System Update package, and run it. It'll go find all of the required drivers. ---
    Synchronet .: realitycheckbbs.org :: scientia potentia est :.

    It's an old 2120 I believe. It's the small one covered with rubber cladding. I liked it because our PTs and OTs used to carry them in the field and I just wanted to ressurect it for some gaming use. I just reformatted the drive to delete an old version of Ubuntu and installed Windows 7 on it. The Windows works, just need to get it to hook up wirelessly. I did look into the Ethernet option because it's also void of an Ethernet adapter / driver yet I believe there are some proprietary choices in the driver selection. I will have a looksee, thanks!

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