Where did you initiate the ping from and where did you PING? Are you connected directly to the DSL modem or are you connected through a Router? Are you able to configure the Ethernet adapter in Network connections in the control panel? If Ethernet is not listed in the Device Manager then the card or adapter is not installed in windows. The Light on the Card only indicates the Cable to the Network card is connected properly. If the card is not installed you will need to install the drivers provided by the manufacture of the card if its a USB or PCMCIA card or the manufacture of your computer in this case IBM and you can find your drivers HERE
. Since you are connecting VIA Ethernet you need the Ethernet drivers. You should also download any other drivers your missing while your there.
Edited by Sneakycyber, 21 April 2011 - 01:38 AM.
Systems and Network Engineer
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