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Dell 8300 w/ intel pro 100 ve lights red and orange; no internet access

Discussion in 'Networking' started by turnkey, May 30, 2009.

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  1. turnkey

    turnkey Thread Starter

    Mar 7, 2007
    Dell Dimension 8300 bought new a few years back, still has all original hardware, running XP home version 2002 with SP2, has P4 3.00 Ghz and 1 GB RAM (stock), Seagate 120GB HD model ST31200026AS, NIC card is Intel PRO 100 VE, built into the motherboard..
    Problem is intermittent access to internet. Spoke with tech at Time Warner, IP address is good and can be seen with ipconfig on cmd screen. Problem is can't ping any sites when problem is present. Did a system restore from when it last worked consistently, resynced the modem and after that it worked (last Tues. night), then on Weds morning it didn't work again. Weds night it was working again.

    Question is: what do the lights mean on that card? There is a steady red and two flashing oranges. No sign of a green light.
    I was thinking I should put in a new basic NIC card in a slot, but wanted to find out what the lights mean first.
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Steady red doesn't sound good.
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