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New CAT6 ethernet cable works on one computer, not the other.


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#1 WyattBrown

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 07:00 PM

Pretty straightforward:

 

A new 150ft ethernet cable works on my old Thinkpad (Win7). It does not work on my built PC (Win7) [or even my newer Thinkpad (Win10) ]

 

This is with a NEW internet source, I just moved, the WiFi works but can't get ethernet on my main PC, but can on the old laptop.

 

*I have tried changing duplex settings - 10Mbps/FULL got the orange light on the port to blink on my PC, but could not get passed "identifying network" this is as far / close I've gotten to it working

 

*I have tried safemode w/ networking

 

*I have tried updating drivers for my Realtek LAN controller - it is a Gigabyte

 

The problem is not the cable, as far as I can see, as it works dandy on another computer. I am at a loss. The ethernet worked on my built PC before I moved - and I was using it. Now I'm in a new place with new internet - does not work.

 

I appreciate the help and will provide any info needed for diagnostics. Thank you.

 



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 07:30 PM

This may sound strange but worked for a couple of people on BC. If everything looks normal and you cannot connect via Ethernet try a powercycle. Remove the power cord. Hold the power button down for 30 seconds. Attach your power and boot. For some reason this sometimes brings back Ethernet where it did not connect before. 



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Posted 06 August 2017 - 09:40 PM

This may sound strange but worked for a couple of people on BC. If everything looks normal and you cannot connect via Ethernet try a powercycle. Remove the power cord. Hold the power button down for 30 seconds. Attach your power and boot. For some reason this sometimes brings back Ethernet where it did not connect before. 

Thank you for the suggestion. i'll try it now



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Posted 27 October 2017 - 08:13 PM

GADZOOKS!  So what happened....?????



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Posted 30 October 2017 - 09:48 AM

What are you connecting the cable to?  If you're connecting to a cable modem you may need to power cycle the cable modem in order for it to recognize a new device.  This is a common issue for ISPs that only give you one IP address.



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Posted 30 October 2017 - 10:02 AM

What are you connecting the cable to?  If you're connecting to a cable modem you may need to power cycle the cable modem in order for it to recognize a new device.  This is a common issue for ISPs that only give you one IP address.

Understood... Thanks... :-)






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