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Ethernet Adapter

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ntlgnce, Apr 22, 2007.

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  1. ntlgnce

    ntlgnce Thread Starter

    Feb 24, 2001
    Hey all, I have a NetGear Fa311 Ethernet Adapter, (new to me) (Was still in box unopened) I just installed Windows XP Pro, SP2.

    I hace a cable modem, 3 meg, Connected to a Belkin wireless router, then a RJ-45 cable connecting to the NetGear Adapter.

    The card seems to have installed, I have also found the CD and updated the drivers. I then went through the network connections, and set up a network connection for a cable connection thats always on No password needed. I had it notify me if conneceted or not connected.

    It says that its connected, however I cant access the internet? I threw on my belkin wireless adapter, and connected no problems, The rj-45 cable works with a different network card. But for some reason it does not for this card?

    Any Ideas?

    It does give me IP addressess.
    Address type
    Assigned by DHPC
    default gateway

    Network connection details,
    Physical Address 00-09-5b-1e-70-5b
    DHCP server
    DNS servers

    There is nothing listed under the WINS Server

    My VIA chipset is, KT133A
    Southbridge vt82c686

    If my VIA chipset is effected by a conflict, Is there a work around? As the card does not work in my other PC. Its the exact same thing??

    Please only post if you know for sure whats going on. As a post with a reply will cause those who know what there doing to skip over the post..

    Thanks in advance,
    Thomas' 73
  2. kiwiguy


    Aug 17, 2003
    Cables come in two flavours, straight through (patch) or cross-over.
    Some network adapters can sense the crossed polarity and self correct, many cannot.

    Perhaps this is the reason? Either it is seeing a crossover and doesn't like it or it is seeing a straight through and wants a crossover?
  3. ntlgnce

    ntlgnce Thread Starter

    Feb 24, 2001
    Thanks man I never thought of that,, I will get out my wire cutters, and make it a cross over and then repost.. .
  4. bearone2

    bearone2 Banned

    Jun 4, 2004
    you don't need a cross over with cable.

    seems to have installed isn't the same as installed.

    cable needs to have the ip addresses obtained automatically in tcp/ip properties, same for the router.

    i'm not familiar with belkin products but have used both wired/wireless linksys routers and you have to have in internet connection from the modem to the adapter, then the cable from the modem into the wan/lan/internet port of the router and 1, 2, 3, 4 to the various machines.

    after the basic internet connection thru the modem, linksys has an ez to use setup utility. not sure if belkin does it the same wasy.
  5. ntlgnce

    ntlgnce Thread Starter

    Feb 24, 2001

    The belkin is the same way. Its basicly plug and play, I have a second PC right next to it, and can just unplug the JR-45 cable and plug it into the other nic card and I am online.. I was wondering if this card is just for networking or something?? as it says its connected but all my windows says page can not be displaed. ( I put my wireless usb adapter on the thing just to make sure its not something with the windows install.) and that works great fine?? So I know its something with this card, perhaps it is that crossover cable, Do some Nic cards need a crossover cable?
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