Posted 03 February 2011 - 04:03 PM
I know this is going to look ridiculous after the issue I had with my computer last year, and I thank all of you who were involved with diagnosing that problem. But the bad news is that I think I've got another one already. I have recently returned from home back to the Gordon College campus, only to find that my laptop can no longer have internet connectivity via a LAN connection. only wireless connections work now. I talked with Dell and a very kindly Dell technician came all the way out here and replaced my motherboard thinking that my Marvell Yukon 88E8 PCIE fast ethernet controller went bad. He said that there's only so much the onsight folks can do in this situation, and if the connection still didn't work afterward, more drastic measures would have to be taken. Well guys, that's what happened exactly. He replaced the motherboard, and then we tested a connection in the college lounge on the first floor. The tech had the idea that maybe the port in the wall wasn't live or something, so when I went back upstairs to my room, I tested it again. Nada. This was after reinstalling the device and it's driver. Is there anything I can do, anymore diagnostics I can possibly run, to save this computer from a 4th reformat in five months, and a potential downgrade back to Windows XP? Thanks so much all of you for any feedback you can give.
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