How do I test my ethernet port

  sipa 21:43 12 Dec 2005

I have an IBM T20 laptop running Windows XP. I have just installed a cable modem for high speed access. I want to connect using the ethernet port on my laptop. After I installed and connected all the parts, I still can't get internet access throught the ethernet port. Couple of quick points.

1) I know that the installation is correct because I also plugged in my neighbor's IBM T42 and had no problem at all accessing the internet.

2) The T42 ethernet has two lights. A green one when the ethernet cable is connected and an orange blinking light when data is flowing. The T20 does not have these lights (as far as I can tell).

My questions are :

1) How do I know that the there actually is an ethernet card in my T20 that is connected to the port? What do I look for in the hardware list?
2) if there is a card , how can I test that it is working? Does the T20 have an internal diagnostic test for the ethernet card?
3) If there is no card/or if its not working, what type of card should I get that fits into the T20?

Thanks for your assistance.

  VoG II 21:46 12 Dec 2005

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