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Sony VAIO Desktop User Guide
Connecting peripheral devices
Connecting to a network
Your computer comes with a built-in Ethernet interface.
To connect to a network, proceed as follows:
1 Connect your 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Ethernet cable (not supplied) to the
Ethernet port on the back of the computer.
The sticker covering the Ethernet port is
there to remind customers in Germany not
to insert an ISDN cable (see caution below).
You can remove the sticker to use the
2 Go to Start, right-click My Computer and
3 Click the Hardware tab and select Device
The Device Manager screen appears with the list of devices.
4 Under Network Adapters, right-click the name of the adapter.
5 Click Properties.
6 Under Device Usage, select Use this device (enable).
7 Click OK to close the Properties window.
The Ethernet connection is now enabled.
Connect only 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX cables to the Ethernet port. Using other cables or a telephone cable may cause a malfunction, excessive heat
or even fire in the port. If using this computer in Germany, please make sure you do not use an ISDN cable. It is physically very similar, but its higher
voltage of 12V may destroy the motherboard inside the computer.