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Ethernet not working...

Discussion in 'Networking' started by qpqpzmzm, Jul 20, 2006.

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  1. qpqpzmzm

    qpqpzmzm Thread Starter

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    My ethernet connection seems to have suddenly crapped out which has left me using the USB port. But that means I cannot establish my home wireless network.

    My ISP troubleshooting help line could not tell me anything beyond it being an ethernet problem.

    Any help troubleshooting and re-establishing is much appreciated.
     
  2. TerryNet

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    "... ethernet connection seems to have suddenly crapped out" implies
    1. bad ethernet adapter,
    2. bad ethernet cable, or
    3. bad something at the other end of the cable.

    Can you try another cable?

    Can you try something different at the other end of the cable (e.g., if it was a router, try a different LAN port)?

    Can you try the same setup but with a different computer?
     
  3. onsite

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    so i can assume that since you are using a usb connection you are connecting directley to the modem ?
    do you have a router ?
    if you do, plug one end of the cat5 cable back into your ethernet port on your pc, while watching, plug the other end of the cat 5 cable into the router. Did an led come on for this port ? if you just have the modem, plug the cat5 cable into the mode, then plug it into the pc, did the link light come on on the network card ? if yes on either, that means you have sent out a signal and it came back, 99% of the time this means your NICs and cable are ok.
     
  4. qpqpzmzm

    qpqpzmzm Thread Starter

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    Sorry for the delayed reply but I actually had a friend try some things with the computer and completely knocked me offline until now.

    Anyway when I got back up I saw your response but also had this response from a cousin of mine who does computer repair in a far away part of the provice and who I had emailed.

    Has anyone heard of this and is there a solution to the DSL Ethernet hijacking/change???
     
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