I just had cable installed and the person doing it told me that the cable highspeed coudlnt be turned own do to a faulty ethernet hook up. How do I fix it? It doesnt lite up at all? No response! Can someone please save me from hthe perils of dialup?!?!?!?!?!
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Re: No ethernet response.
Assuming you are talking about the onboard ethernet..... First make sure it is enabled in the system bios, and make sure it is working in the device manager (control panel). If the device manager indicates a problem with your network card, you have to sort this out first.
If this is all fine, open a command prompt in windows and type "Ping 127.0.0.1" and see if you get a response. If you get a response, then your network card is okay, and you may just have a bad network cable, which is quite common. If you don't get a response from this command, then your network card is bad and you need to replace it. If it is onboard, just disable it in bios and install a PCI network card.
If the ping command gives you a response from the card, replace the cable first. Otherwise, it could be a router, if you have one, or the modem.
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This may be just a driver problem a hardware problem or even a wire or cable connector problem. It can even be a failing router.
I haven't seen too many ethernet devices fail lately so I would look at reinstalling the driver or check the cable. You will need either the drivers cd that came with your system or download drivers from asus. You can go to device manager in the control panel and try update drivers and let it seach the internet as well.
The cable should be ok if you see a light where it plugs in. IT may be one or two lights and green or yellow. These are connection lights. If you can you want to look at this light the next time you get that error message. If it is off then we don't have a connection to the router. If we haven't moved or disturbed the cable then the problem is actually the router failing. Home routers generally last for about 1-2 years before they fail like this.
If you need to actually replace the ethernet you can purchase any gigabit speed card but any 10/100 speed will work (lots cheaper) and you will not notice the speed difference unless everything you are conencted to is also highspeed. When you install that you will want to disable the old one first in device manager. Installation is pretty simple and after you need to install the drivers and check or set your network settings but thats about it.
I would actually be looking at the router or the cable as the possible culprits here. The cables and connectors can get damaged from moving or getting stepped on etc but the router will do it pretty predictablly after a year or so.
use another computer to get the drivers from the dell webite (at home, library, friends) and save them on a CD or removable media. This would be the fastest and cost effective way. If you can get on the net to post this question then you can download and save the drivers as well
It depends on your computer and your operating system, but generally if you have USB ports with a Windows-based machine, then you can use a USB ethernet adapter. You plug the adaptor into your USB port, then the ethernet cable into the adapter.
Almost any electronics supply store ie Circuit City, Best Buy, plus Walmart and other big discount stores carry USB Ethernet Adapters. You can also try your local mom 'n' pop computer supply store.
for dial up simply a modem .... on laptops if you do not have a builtin modem you can purchase a pc-card modem that goes into your pcmcia slot ... for highspeed either a ethernet (same option as modem) but almost all modern laptops have a built in ethernet ... or usb ... also I highly recommend a router if you are going highspeed ... even if you only have one computer ... a router will protect your system because it provides a NAT firewall. If you go with a router make sure to set up the internet connection on the router do not tunnel through the router with a PPPoE connection