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#1 aussiegirl

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 04:50 PM

hi does anyone know how you replace the connection for ethernet in the back of the tower? I am using my usb cable at the moment, i know the problem is were you plug the cord in as i connected to a laptop using my ethernet and in device manage there is no problem all working. but when i plug in ethernet in it says a cable is unpluged. hope that makes some sense to you

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 05:16 PM

If you are talking about the onboard NIC provided...

If you have one of those modems that can connect either by USB or by ethernet/NIC, bear in mind that (in my experience) usually the drivers for each type of connection are not compatible. You must remove the ethernet modem drivers (and install the USB ones) or remove the USB modem drivers to install the ethernet drivers for the modem.

The instructions for the modems should indicate this, if applicable.

What type of modem (manufacturer/model)?

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 05:27 PM

i forgot to say that i lost my ethernet during a storm, my modem is a 2wire gateway 2071-a

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 05:36 PM

aussiegirl,

If you statement "hi does anyone know how you replace the connection for ethernet in the back of the tower?" is referring to a physical replacement, then it may (or may not) be possible. First, you will have to know if that physical connection is tied into the mobo or being provided from an add-on NIC card. If tied to the mobo, a mobo replacement would be required but if it is being provided from an add-on card, then you could purchase and install a replacement card.

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 05:44 PM

What Ucanfixit stated...let's just verify the computer that you are talking about. Manufacturer, model?

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 06:03 PM

i have a tsunmi tower, but i had this computer built it is not a brand name the computer in device manager says acpi uniprossors pc manufacturer unknown.

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 06:20 PM

my ethernet connects through realtek rtl8139/810*10 family fast ethernet nic

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 06:43 PM

That is a chip ID which still can either be used on a mobo or PCI card.

Take a look at these pictures and see if they can help:

Gigabyte LAN/NIC located on mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowImage.as...tel+Motherboard

Add-on card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16833342001

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 06:54 PM

the links aren't working cant find sever

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 08:32 PM

Since you say you have a tower...that means that you have PCI slots.

If you have a free one, you can just add a NIC in one of those slots. Examples follow (any one will do).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....me=%241+-+%2410

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 09:23 PM

I've lost several NIC's to lightning strikes - they're fragile when the surge comes through the internet cable rather than the power cable.
You can usually get a cheap NIC card locally for $10 to $15 US. I keep one on hand "just in case" and it's saved me many times!
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