Ethernet Card for Sony® VAIO Z Series
Benefits of Ethernet card in Sony VAIO Z Series and the related issues.
Sony is a consumer electronics company, which is renowned for the excellent quality of its products. The quality of components used in the Sony VAIO Z Series, makes it stand out among other laptops. Every laptop needs to have some kind of an external connecting device installed in it through which it can access the Internet or Intranet. Though the use of wireless local area network has increased in the past few years, but not all people have access to it all the time. The Sony VAIO Z Series laptop features an Ethernet card for network connectivity.
Various issues related to Ethernet card in Sony VAIO Z Series are as follows:
- Benefits of Ethernet card in Sony VAIO Z Series
- The Ethernet card is not detected by the operating system
- The Ethernet card does not work
Benefits of Ethernet card in Sony VAIO Z Series
An Ethernet card is a network adapter, which supports the Ethernet standard for high-speed network connections via cables. Sony VAIO Z series Ethernet cards support the wake-on-LAN computer networking standard. Another prominent feature is temperature stability. It can work efficiently in extreme temperature conditions. The Ethernet card is compatible with Microsoft® Windows® 2000, Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, and also with Linux® and Mac®-based operating systems
The Ethernet card is not detected by the operating system
When the Sony VAIO Z series laptop is cold booted, the Ethernet card might not be recognized as installed. If the computer is run for few minutes and restarted then the Ethernet card shows up and operates correctly. However, the card stops occasionally in the middle of network activity. The solution for this is that the user should make the Ethernet card disabled and re-enabled or restart the computer.
The Ethernet card does not work
If this problem is encountered, the optimum solution is that the user should remove the Ethernet card from the Device Manger and the system should be started in Safe Mode. The Device Manager should be checked again. Then the user should boot the system and check the BIOS CMOS settings and ensure that the built-in Ethernet card is enabled. After this the user should locate the PCI/PnP section of the CMOS setup option, and enable the plug and play configuration.