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Solved: What happened to my computer's wired connection?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Budster650, Mar 27, 2009.

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  1. Budster650

    Budster650 Thread Starter

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    My internet randomly stopped working while I was using my computer. I looked at the device manager on XP, and nothing showed up under Network Adapters. The Ethernet port itself seemed to be the culprit, but after trying to use a PCI Ethernet card, and that also failing, I ran out of ideas.

    It's not the OS, as I've tried using XP and Ubuntu.
     
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    The solution made less sense then the problem.

    I eventually got Windows to recognize the PCI Ethernet card.
    As soon as that happened, boom! The motherboard port started working again.
     
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