Network cable unplugged problem ??

  alan_surry 23:43 18 Oct 2006

I'm using a Linksys wireless cable router & D-link switch to manage a network of between 5 & 8 Windows XP machines at an one time. My problem is a Dell Dimension 8100 which incorrectly reports that "a network cable is unplugged. The cables (I've tried all of them) all work fine on the other PC's & I get the same result using a USB NIC adapter. The Dell diagnostics software reports the NIC as OK so I formatted & installed XP, but I get the same errors. Oddly, a wirelss PCMCIA card will connect first time.

Any suggestions would be appreciated as the laptop needs to be used at other locations, so wireless is not the answer.

  recap 11:40 19 Oct 2006

Check that the device is working in its own Properties. Open Local Area Connection select Properties/Configure make sure the device is enabled. You could check that it has the latest driver whilst in Properties.

If this all fails I would get in touch with Dell giving them the machines Tag number.

  alan_surry 12:09 19 Oct 2006

Yes, it's enabled & the drivers are new, off the Dell support site, but it's out of warranty, so Dell won't be any help.

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