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#1 mgm99t

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 05:10 AM

Hello All,
I have browsed the forum looking for the same problems but to no avail I could not find one.

The problem I have now is after a bad thunder and lightning storm I no longer have a working wired connection on my Toshiba A300D laptop. I have tried:
1)switching cables
2)switching power off and restarting
3)Looked under device manager under network and could not find LAN symbol, only Atheros wireless network adapter (which still works)
4)scan for hardware changes

All of this has come back negative and I am stil no closer to resolving the issue. On the ethernet port it still lights up in green and orange. I am hoping that I am just missing something simple instead of replacing or adding an external pci.

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 09:04 AM

Go into the BIOS and see if there is an option for turning the ethernet on/off. That suggestion is is optimistic. Likely your ethernet chip fried. Replaced a few network cards (and lots of dialup modems)on desktops over the years, never have seen a fried network card/chip on a lappy yet, but it can happen.

As far a your troubleshooting, you have done it by the book. Can't improve upon that.

Edited by dpunisher, 05 July 2011 - 09:05 AM.

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 06:41 AM

Checked the Bios and LAN is turned on. I guess I can assume the worst is on me if I want a wired connection.

Thanks everyone for their input. As usual it is much appreciated.

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 12:13 PM

Thunderstorms can easily knock out your onboard NIC card. I see this all the time around here.
If it were a tower its a ten dollar part.

You might consider getting a USB to Ethernet adapter.
If you Google it you will find many kinds and various price ranges.
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