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Laptop will not recognize ethernet connection to cable modem

Discussion in 'Networking' started by JazzyJ, Apr 19, 2007.

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  1. JazzyJ

    JazzyJ Thread Starter

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    My cable modem and laptop will not recognize each other when connected using an ethernet cable. (I know the modem does work using an ethernet cable...this is how it was connected to my desktop pc) I have been able to connect via the usb port, but I would like to use the ethernet connection if possible.

    I have a Gateway running XP sp2
     
  2. Bob Cerelli

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    If you know the modem works with an Ethernet connection to the desktop, and the same cable and port are being used when trying it on the laptop, and the laptop fails, it is a problem with the laptop.

    Is the network adapter enabled?
    Have you tried known working Ethernet network adapter?
    Since it works with a USB adapter, you at least know there isn't a TCP/IP or Winsock problem.
     
  3. JazzyJ

    JazzyJ Thread Starter

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    Ok, I went in to device manager and enabled a couple connections:

    1394 net adaptor (says it is running at 400 Mbps)

    Marvell Yukon 88E8038 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (says it is running at 100 Mbps)

    Ok I disabled the 1394 net adaptor and it seems to be working fine, but my internet connection does not show in my taskbar. Also, I don't understand why my Terayon external modem is not showing up....but I am connected....

    and...when I was using my usb port my speed was 10Mbps, now with the ethernet connection it is 100Mbps...I didn't know there was such a big difference...
     
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