I have a Dell Optiplex 980 PC running Windows 7 64x and lately I have been having issues with getting the ethernet connection to work through a wall adapter. I am using the Actiontec Megaplug HPE100T outlet adapter for the ethernet.
Both ends of the adapters work fine but my computer doesn't seem to want to pick up the signal from this device. When the ethernet cord is plugged into my PC the power light doesn't even light up on the connecter. These ethernet adapters work on other computers but I can't figure out why it won't work on mine.
I figured out that to get my network card to recognize the ethernet cord I had to tell it to stop searching for a gigabit connection. However I have now run into another issue, "local area connection does not have a valid ip configuration". Something is messed up with either the adapter or my network card that isn't letting it recieve the correct IP. This same ethernet adapter works with multiple computers, this is the only one that doesn't work. When I remove the adapters and directly hard wire myself to the router everything works fine.
Moved from Ex Hardware to Networking - Hamluis.
Edited by hamluis, 25 June 2014 - 04:26 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to External Hardware - Hamluis.