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- Network card problem
November 13, 2007, 9:28 pm
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it is an Intell Pro V/100?
Until yesterday I have been connecting to the network via a wireless
adapter. It appeared that the wireless adapter failed (it's old). I
tried it in a laptop as well and it didn't work. So I tried simply
connecting the net work cable directly from the wireless four port
router, (Linksys) to the minitower computer. I get the usual little
of no connectivity. I checked support data and it is sending data but
not receiving. This would explain why I am not recieving an IP
address from the router. When I connect the cable to the laptop it
works perfectly. Oh, there is also another minitower, also Dell, on
the same network, hardwired to the router, and it works perfect.
So I figured I might have a bad network card. So I installed a
realtek card and had the same results! I have updated drivers,
reinstalled drivers, I have checked card and TCP/IP settings and they
are the same as in the laptop. I have even suspected the cable and
have replaced one end but there is no change in performance. I don't
think I have eliminated much. The only logic that I can think of is
the both the built in network card and the realtek card are both bad.
The built in card is 2 years old and until yesterday had never been
used. The realtek card is probably 5 years old.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
Re: Network card problem
I probably have a different OS than you, but what I'd try,
is go to Control Panels and use the Network one. Read the
sidebar on the left, when you enter the panel. It talks
about "Make New Connection". Perhaps if you make a new
connection, using the Intel Pro V as your networking
device, and you fill out the details, it will work ?
Just a guess,
Re: Network card problem
Since you seem to need only one network adapter I will focus
on that reduction-of-variables method to end up with only
one working and getting rid of clutter from the others'
drivers and software.
Delete the wifi card from Network properties and/or
uninstall the driver from add/remove programs. Next power
cycle the router. If it still doesn't work, reboot the
computer then check for the other (intel) network adapter in
network properties, and if it isn't there check device
manager to see if it's disabled or has a question mark as an
unknown device. If it is unknown, install a driver for it.
Follow the above procedure for this card too or instead. If
you don't need two networking adapters (which it would seem
you do not), I would pull out this one and try the integral
one, unless the new card is Gigabit capable then disable the
integrated one in device manager, or even better to disable
it in the bios if that is possible... and uninstall the
driver for it as well, for either card you are no longer
using as well as any monitoring software if any were
After you have done all the above, if it still doesn't work
then open up a command prompt (type "CMD" from the
Start->Run menu option), then type
"ipconfig /all > C:\output.txt"
which will make that output.txt file in the root of your C:
partition, so you can easily copy and paste that text in a
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