I have XP and a Netgear DG814 Route/Modem. The PC cannot connect to network, (IE cannot find anything) but if I disconect my cable from the router and plug in a laptop, it works fine. PC states a network connecection is made. However cannot ping the router. Is my network card faulty, and if so how do I tell?
Hi both Maybe I confused you. I don't have a crossover cable If I disconnect the cable running from the router to the PC and connect it to a laptop, then the connection works. Hence its not the router or cable, but either software or hardware inside the PC. One more thing I should have said. Normally when a network connection is established, aone of four numbers lights up permenantly on the router. However with this fault, the number flashes at v. high speed constantly The name/make of the network crad- dunno - can I tell through control panel? I would retest another card if I had one right now - but good idea!
No it not a crossover. My PC is wired to the router with a cable, but no network connection is established. I unplug the cable from the network card at the PC, and then plug in the cable (still attached to the router) to the laptop. Now I get a network connection on the laptop.