Ethernet Card

  wingfield 18:59 22 Aug 2004
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Is there any way I can test the enthernet card to check it is working ok. My network says that a cable is unplugged, when in fact it isn't It may be the Card has gone duff. I want to check things out before I go buying new stuff.
Cheers

  VoG II 19:04 22 Aug 2004

Check in Device Manager click here - about halfway down the page.

  billyliv 20:10 22 Aug 2004

Hi, There should be a green light on the card when everything is connected ok. Cheers, Bill

  wingfield 22:41 22 Aug 2004

No green lights - can I take it the Card is duff??

  Strawballs 23:53 22 Aug 2004

No light proberly dead new card under £10 at even the most expensive place

  billyliv 13:27 23 Aug 2004

Hi, Possible causes. Card not seated properly, Faulty cable, Loose plug connections, and as you suspect, a faulty Card. Cheers, Bill
PS. One of my ethernet plugs keeps working,its way loose on my router.

  jonnytub 13:29 23 Aug 2004

are you using the correct cable, i.e straight or crossover?

  wingfield 21:41 23 Aug 2004

Have now installed new card and drivers. No conflicts - but still no green light and no Internet connection. Could it be spyware buggering it up or something wrong with the motherboard? I used the same slot for the new card, should I use a different one? - I have a couple spare. I can't see why it would be the cable as I haven't touched it. The system just stopped working.

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