I've been having a problem with my Sony laptop staying connected to a small home Local Area Network - a HOMEGROUP.
After working with a few Experts on this site, I have concluded that periodic drops from the LAN may be due to a faulty NIC (Network Interface Card). So, it seems that it's time to buy a new NIC Card.
The problem would not be that difficult if Sony Corp were still in the PC business. If they were, I think that all I'd I have to do is call them and have them indicate the Part Number for the NIC Card - given my laptop model, which is a Sony Laptop VPCZ114GX.
But, Sony Corp isn't available to answer this straight-forward question.
It may be that all Sony Laptops in the VPCZ1 Series take the same NIC card. Or that there is a generic non Sony replacement.
The card I'm looking for works with adapter software called "Intel (R) 82577LC Gigabit Network Connection".
Does anyone know where I'd be able to find the Part Number for a NIC Card that would work in my Sony VPCZ114GX?