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Lan Port Doesn't Exist?

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#1 etheesdad


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Posted 19 November 2007 - 08:04 PM


I recently got a new router from my isp. I plugged it into my pc using ethernet cable, but couldn't get the machine to recognise it. I spoke with netgear customer support who advised me there is a fault with my computer and it doesn't recognise my lan port.

The motherboard (where the port is located) is 3 months old. Its a gigabyte GA-M61pm S2. No lan in device manager. no light when cable is plugged in.

So I went and bought an ethernet card. Installed this. Still no LAN in xp under Device manager. No light comes on in either port when I plug the cable in.

Anyone got any ideas? Im at a total loss so would find any suggestions you might care to throw at this helpful


Edited by etheesdad, 19 November 2007 - 08:05 PM.

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 08:31 PM

Can you go online without the router installed?
Is the onboard LAN enabled it the BIOS?
As far as the NIC card, try reseating the card or try a different slot if possible

Edited by garmanma, 19 November 2007 - 08:39 PM.

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#3 etheesdad

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 08:43 PM

Hi Garmanma

Thankyou for your reply!

Yes onboard was enabled. I disabled it to run the new card. Have removed the card and re-enabled. Currently enabled.

Can't use different slots. GFX card takes up 2 slots. No others available.

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