I have an eMachines M2350 that I bought back in 2004 or so. After a while of it sitting, I booted it up again to find the OS acting really iffy. So I reinstalled Windows with an XP+SP3 disk. It installed fine but the laptop won't recognize any internet connection.
I downloaded all the drivers for it from here: eMachines Support: Drivers and Downloads
Everything else seems to install just fine, even the sound works. When I plug in an ethernet cord, it doesn't recognize that anything was plugged in. Internet won't work, and I don't get any icon in my system tray that displays anything (like the yellow exclamation mark, or anything of that sort).
The laptop has wireless as well, but it doesn't show up under Network Connections. The only thing that shows up under Network Connections is "1394 Connection" under "Lan or High-Speed Internet". It says it's connected.
The two drivers I am trying to install are the Broadcom drivers for LAN and Conexant drivers for the modem. When I extract the Conexant drivers and run the HXFsetup.exe, nothing happens. The program just doesn't load whatsoever. When I run the Broadcom driver setup, it seems to install just fine, but there is still no available connections or any apparent change in the computer at all.
I've tried downloading the Conexant drivers from other websites and they all act the same.
Can anyone out there help me? Thanks!