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Ethernet card?? I called my internet provider to have them check my service as I am having problems connecting to the internet. They had me run a command prompt (ipconfig) which came back with the message "media disconnected". I was told that they believe that I have a problem with my ethernet card. I tried using the free downloads to "fix" the problem but my computer won't run the programs. Is this something I can fix myself or do I need to take it in to have the ethernet card looked at and possibly replaced?

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Ethernet pci cards are very cheap, if its a desktop pc, turn it off, switch off at mains, but keep plugged in, then touch something metal to discharge yourself of any static.

Simply remove the side of your pc and unscrew the clamp that holds in the card, pull card out, push new card in gently then replace the clamp and screw.

Restart up pc and the card will be found automatically, then ask for the driver cd, run the cd, and your up and running again.

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