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Replaced Ethernet Card-still Can't Get Online To Surf Web


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#1 Frankie777

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 05:22 PM

On my desktop I replaced my ethernet card ,I can get online tp play video games but my IE won't open up .This is on another pc, I am writing to you on my laptop which is hooked up to the same router so i am connected to the internet. can you help me ? Thanks. frank

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 07:29 PM

Describe "won't open up" Do you get an Error page, the screen stays blank, or what? How do you play online games without going through a website using your browser? I don't play online games so I don't know, just asking
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Posted 28 September 2007 - 02:21 AM

I did have a burned out card that would not light up when connected.I just figured it out. my firewall somehow blocked access. Duhhhh?? I never clicked that. I don't know how that happened .My mistake.Still this site is one of the best.I donated before, I think it's time to again. Thanks to you guys for your support.Frank

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 07:48 AM

Glad you figured it out. I don't know why, but on my wife's computer every time the Zone Alarm firewall updates I have to reset her security settings. It's a nuisance when you forget about it
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Posted 28 September 2007 - 10:11 AM

We had a bad lightning storm( florida) when all this went down. Lost printer,fried ethernet card. I even have battery back up & surge protector . I disconnected from the wall but it was too late ,damage was done.Anyway thank you so much for inspiring me to check the security switch. Frank

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 10:52 AM

2 things to remember about lightning:
1) It can strike through any route into your computer (phone line, cable line, or power line)
2) It can strike twice in close proximity (so the first strike will trip the surge protector, and the second will then be able to get through).
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Posted 28 September 2007 - 01:26 PM

I was told to use a power strip THEN plug that into the battery backup/ surge protector for the reason you just stated. Thanks again.

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 06:43 AM

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 07:56 PM

Yes, use multiple protection - but also put surge protection on your internet connection (phone line, cable, DSL, etc). I lost a lot of NIC cards (and other stuff) before I learned that!
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