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Check ether card status

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by zeek zeon, Feb 16, 2005.

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  1. zeek zeon

    zeek zeon Thread Starter

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    (Please excuse my sparse vocabulary. I'm not very well versed in hardware terminology)

    OK, I'm trying to help a friend set up a DSL modem. Everything is set up, all the filters are installed, etc. However, when I plug the DSL modem into the ether port on the computer, the cooresponding light on the modem does not turn on. The power and DSL lights are on, but the ether one never lights up. I looked under the control panel, and there was an enabled connection. There is no other ether card, but I have no way of knowing whether the ether card is working. Is there a way that I can run a test on the card to see if its the problem?
     
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    possible wrong cable? I think the wire should not be the standard cross over one.
     
  3. zeek zeon

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    As far as I know, the wire they are hooked up with came with the installation kit (SBC Yahoo!). I don't know if it's cross-over or not, but I hope they wouldn't send the wrong one.
     
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    go to Command Prompt and do ping 127.0.0.1. That is called the loopback address and it will test the card. Also try doing in command prompt tracert forums.techguy.org This will test to make sure you are on the internet and recieving something back.
     
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