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Solved: Cant get yellow ethernet cable to work

Discussion in 'Networking' started by henny212, Sep 11, 2009.

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  1. henny212

    henny212 Thread Starter

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    Hi all,
    i have a desktop with windows xp home edition.
    i currently have to use a blue usb cable from my internet gateway into my computer as my ethernet cable will not work.
    do i need to install a driver or something for it to work?

    any suggestions will be appreciated
     
  2. jmwills

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    Hey, spend $5 and get another ethernet cable. USB connections are a pain.
     
  3. neil21stirling

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    I assume your network adapter has the driver installed?

    check your hardware from device manager under network adapters. If nothing appears under it then yeah you will need to install a driver, otherwise just pickup another Ethernet cable, they are pretty cheap
     
  4. Nemo2000

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    Although unlikely, you might happen to have a 'crossover' cable' and be trying to use it with LAN ports which are not capable of auto-switching the connections. So yes, if it is not the drivers then trying another cable is a good idea.
     
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