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#1 sydman1673

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 11:23 AM

How do you reconfigure your computer to use the ethernet port it came with to access the internet if your network card stops working and it cannot be replaced immediately. the computers in the lab were networked but they are not anymore. We can still access the internet using the cards which is RhineIII fast ethernet adapter on the computers. Recently we cannot acces the internet anymore but the light on the back is wrking but it is saying network cable unplugged. The modem is working well.
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Posted 27 February 2007 - 01:13 PM

How do you reconfigure your computer to use the ethernet port it came with to access the internet if your network card stops working and it cannot be replaced immediately. the computers in the lab were networked but they are not anymore. We can still access the internet using the cards which is RhineIII fast ethernet adapter on the computers. Recently we cannot acces the internet anymore but the light on the back is wrking but it is saying network cable unplugged. The modem is working well.



99% of the connectivity issues are on the physical layer...that means... check the cable, change it with a new one.
Remove and reinstall the NIC, if you cannot physically remove it, uninstall it from the device manager, reboot and reinstall with the correct drivers.

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 03:26 PM

I did remove it but now I have another problem. I dont have the driver to reinstall it. I see fond new hardware and when I try to install it, it is asking for the driver for the ethernet controller.
help needed!!!!
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Posted 28 February 2007 - 11:06 AM

I did remove it but now I have another problem. I dont have the driver to reinstall it. I see fond new hardware and when I try to install it, it is asking for the driver for the ethernet controller.
help needed!!!!



OK... the drivers are usually on the install disk that comes with the PC.
In case you do not have that, get the make and model # of the PC, go to the Manufacturer site and download the driver for the NIC from there.

These are usually self extracing files and you can install the driver from there, reboot and see what happens, after the install, you should be able to get the NIC to a working state again... to test do a ping in the command prompt foe 127.0.0.1(Loopback) this will confirm that the TCP/IP stack is clean and that the NIC is working... after that if you still are not able to connect, check the gateway, DNS settings and the workgroup settings....

Let us know ..

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 03:11 PM

I replaced the NIC and it worked thanks but I tried removing this program called registry helper and the computer was not responding so I turned off the computer. Now I am getting a boot failure.
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