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31-May-2011, 01:46 PM #1
Network cable unplugged but its plugged in
Hey I have a broadcom netxtreme 57xx built in ethernet to my dell computer with the latest drivers. The cables all plugged in, ive checked all connections and cables yet it still wont connect to the internet. There was a storm a couple of days ago could it be possible that the ethenet although it is intergrated into the motherboard is fried? In my IPCONFIG/All it reads
host name Singh2
Primary DNS suffix (nothing)
Node type Hybrid
IP routing avail. no
WINS proxy enabled no
Ethernet adapter Local area connection
Media State Media disconnected
Description broadcom netxtreme 57xx gigabit controller
physical address 00-18-8b-19-d1-89

Do i need to install a new NIC card or is there anyway i can fix this? Thanks
Oh an also my macbook connects fine using the same ethernet cable as used to connect to the pc above.
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31-May-2011, 01:51 PM #2
Very possible that it could be fried. I would get a new NIC
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31-May-2011, 04:57 PM #3
Okay i put in a new NIC dynex dx-e102 into the pc loaded the newest drivers and now i keep getting limitied to no connectivity. my ipconfig looks like
media state media disconnected
ethernet adapter local area connection 4
connection specific DNS suffix
autoconfig IP address: 169.254.xxx.xx
subnet mask 255.255.0.0
default gateway (nothing)

Any other ideas? i did Ipconfig release and renew but i keep on getting the error that i cannot renew my ip and that i am unable to connect to my dhcp server.
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31-May-2011, 05:09 PM #4
Have you tested the other end of this connection like the switch or router that the cable is plugged into?
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31-May-2011, 05:10 PM #5
Its not going to a router, it goes directly from cable modem to the new NIC card
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31-May-2011, 05:25 PM #6
You power cycled the modem when switching the device connected to it, right?
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31-May-2011, 10:17 PM #7
Yeah power cycled it. my brain is tired from thinking what else to do. Im gonna give it a rest but if you guys can think of anything else thanks in advance. Ill update tmrw
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31-May-2011, 10:28 PM #8
Sometimes when a power surge takes out an ethernet controller it also fries enough of the motherboard that a PCI NIC also does not work. When that happens sometimes a USB ethernet (or wireless) adapter will work.
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