I am trying to set up my netgear D834g wireless router to my Dell inspiron 6000 laptop.
In the initial set up I have to connect an ethernet cable to both the router and my laptop, when I switch on the power to the router I should get power light, and also one of the LAN lights should illuminate to confirm connection between router and computer.
I do get p[ower lights but no LAN lights. I have tried using another identical computer and also another ethernet cable, but still the same.
I would like to know firstly if it is possible that the ethernet socket on the computers could be disabled, and secondly is it possible to check if this is the case. The netgear website is of little help as it only suggests checking for power and firm connections.