Tell us about your experience with our site. USB for peripherals, for video cameras and perhaps external hard drives, and ethernet for networking. Is it possible to use the other, faster network? IEEE is the industry standard for a an external data connection also known as “Firewire” trademarked by Apple , i. All you need to network two systems with Firewire is a standard Firewire cable, the same kind that’s used with Firewire peripherals.

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Advertisements do not imply my endorsement of any product or service. Is it possible to use the other, faster network? I am running windows XP.

Firewire Facts: What’s a Network Connection?

But, in all honesty, that’s not what was really designed for. I am a computer idiot so Betadapter need an answer a 3 year old could understand.

It worked for me for years.

Who is the manufacturer of network adapter? Naturally the placement on your own machine might be quite different.

Make sure to enable the security software so that the computer is protected. They all boil down to the same thing: Click to locate hetadapter network adapter, and then click Uninstall. I can’t get the internet on.

What’s this network adapter on my machine?

They’re easy to identify by their distinctively shaped socket. I neadapter as a last resort the last time I upgraded laptops and was ashamed that I hadn’t paid any attention to it before. Some poeple even view it with suspicion, thinking that perhaps it’s might be a form of spyware I guess you can’t be too careful these days. My shows connected but I can’t get online.


And you certainly cannot use your IEEE interface to connect to an existing ethernet based network.

Not what you needed? Ethernet cable good, blue and green leds are on, but via no connection. Restart the computer, and then let the system automatically detect and install the network adapter drivers. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site including, for example, the order in which they appear.

What is the 1394 Connection in Windows Network Connections?

I understood that I’ll be missing a lot of drivers since MS and hardware maker didn’t target the device to hold server applications. Might it perhaps be done with a prefab cable such as those typically used to connect digital cameras and external media? Since you’re seeing in your network connections, chances are you have one or more ports on your machine. My recommendation is to use the interfaces for what they’re best at and most commonly used for: If you have a question, start by using the search box up at the top of the page – there’s a very good chance that your question has already been answered on Ask Leo!.


On a default XP installation, conecting two computers with Firewire is as simple as pluging the cable on both. Sorry this didn’t help.

What’s this 1394 network adapter on my machine?

After “retiring” inLeo started Ask Leo! How can I recover the LAN in my computer?

It’s possible, but in practice, that’s not why it’s there at all. Arya S Asok Replied on October 5, If you don’t plan to use Firewire networking and want to simplify your network connection list, you can disable the connection to grey out the icon. Joe Moran is a regular contributor to PracticallyNetworked.

I have tried direct connection but computer does not recognized the device. So why would you want to use Firewire instead of Ethernet to network computers? This site in other languages x.