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Have re-installed win xp on an IBM T42 laptop, but can not access the internet to update drivers ect

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Using another computer, download all (or the network/wireless drivers only) for your laptop from the IBM site here: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-55386.html and burn those files on a CD/DVD or put them on an external (USB) HDD / USB memory stick and use that CD/device on your laptop load/install the drivers.

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Hi,
You can download the required drivers from: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-55386

You can download these drivers from any other computer which is connected to the internet, then you can save the drivers on a CD and install them on your laptop. Your laptop needs drivers for Ethernet or Wireless to connect to the internet.

Hope this solves your problem. For more help and clarifications, please reply to this post. Thanks

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1. if you have wireless, purchase or borrow an add on usb wireless stick. this will allow you to access the internet and add in your missing drivers. 2. or add in a pci card that has ethernet connection to get your drivers. 3. use someone elses computer and download the drivers from the IBM site, put them on a usb stick and then apply them to your unit, (ie more the ethernet driver as a primary and then you can download the remaining ones as you go after it is working. hope this helps.

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