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Is there a possible way to test Network card issues?

It seems I am getting hiccups/disconnects with only one computer of the three I have. I am not sure why, either... I have had it plugged straight into the router and wireless and it still deems issues.

I have not tried plugging it straight into the cable modem; however, my other computers will stay online.
 
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If it's a PCI card, throw it in another computer and see if you can duplicate the results. Or throw a known good one in the problem machine...

There's really no other way to test them.
 
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In terms of pure testing I agree with telegramsam but if you're not PC savvy then pulling cards and the like might be intimidating. If so try downloading the latest drivers for the (bad?) card and see if that solves the problem. Also maybe just reseating the NIC might be the answer. I say this knowing you have 3 machines which usually means you know what you're doing.
 

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Thanks for the responses.

This is a laptop I am having problems with -- I am comfortable with Desktops but not Laptops. I will try the driver thing; perhaps that'll do something right.

Yeah, I'm pretty computer savvy, though more along the software side.

Anymore suggestions are fine :)

T-Rex Fan? Sure am! Not sure why you asked though -- Maybe not talking to me Heh!
 
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Wow, I know NOTHING about laptops--in fact I HATE laptops. I wouldn't begin to know how to tell you how to remove/replace those. I would assume those NIC's are all onboard.

However, look in the device manager and see if you have any conflicts--maybe a driver update would take care of the problem. Run an IPCONFIG /RELEASE, and IPCONFIG /FLUSHDNS, and renetwork...could be a config issue as well.

And I'm a mild T-rex fan if that was directed at me...
 

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I work off of laptops - Gotta love'em for something heh.

Anyway, I've updated the drivers and it completely messed it all up - Finally back online, but I cannot connect with a Cat5 anymore, only wireless.


So far, no disconnects, but I am not holding my breath.

I believe it has something to do with the damn (hopefully cursing is allowed, I'm frustrated as hell heh) NIC -- and yeah, they're onboard which means I'll probably have to send it in and pay for them to fix it.

Anything else we all can think of?
 

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Sorry for double posting, but I just got an idea!

Wireless is still going strong! If it proves to be a problem, I will pull out my wireless external card "Linksys Wireless-G notebook adapter" and see how that works!
 
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T-Rex Fan? Sure am! Not sure why you asked though -- Maybe not talking to me Heh!
And I'm a mild T-rex fan if that was directed at me...
Telegram Sam Lyrics
by T. Rex
Oooh, oh man, oooh
Telegram Sam, Telegram Sam, you are my main man
Golden Nose Slim, Golden Nose Slim
I know's where you been oh
Purple Pie Pete, Purple Pie Pete
You're lips are like lightning girls melt in the heat, yeah

Telegram Sam you're my main man
Telegram Sam you're my main man
Oh, ooh
 

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Heh yep, heard of it!

Back to my problem:

It seems whenever I am using any kind of bandwidth, like uploading files or something, it'll have a chance to disconnected me then. I am going to try and plug my Linksys network card and see if that works now.

Appreciated if anyone else could give me a hand :)
 

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Dell

Inspiron 9300

It's like 2 years old but shouldn't be having a problem. I've yet to try the network card you plug in -- May end up doing that tonight after work.
 
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WAS that a TREX song? I got that from Bauhaus...
Yes I'm a Bauhaus fan...

I'll have to find that if T Rex did a version of it!
 
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