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#1 thetoonarmy

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 06:45 AM

i had a small power cut and now i can not get access to the internet through my main computer

i have a message that reads

local area connection
a network cable is unplugged

i can still go on the net using my laptop

all connection on my modem are still green modem is a linksys wag200g

i have checked to see if all cables are in properly and all seems ok

any help out there would be appreciated

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#2 petewills

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 08:14 AM

The power cut may have disabled your connection.

First port of call, check Network Connections; may just be a case of right clicking on Local Area Connection and selecting 'enable'.

May be that simple, otherwise can you get another Ethernet cable to test it.

Edited by petewills , 02 June 2010 - 08:23 AM.


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Posted 02 June 2010 - 03:17 PM

The power outage may have also damaged your network card, assuming by your post that the system is cabled and not wireless.

Try another cable as Pete suggests.
Also check Device manager to make sure that the network card is enabled.
If running XP its start - control panel - system - hardware tab - device manager button
If everythign appears ok there and another cable does not work you may have to replace your network card as it may have taken a power hit. Its a cheap item. About 15 bucks at the most.
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