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Using alternate Ethernet adapter

A lightning strike burnt out the onboard Ethernet adapter so I have added a plug-in adapter. What do I need to do to get the system to recognize the adapter and use it instead of the dead, onboard Ehternet?

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I have the knowledge to be able to do that on an Intel PC but need some guidance on doing that on an Ultra 30. Where can I find instructions on how to change BIOS settings on a sparc based system?

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You should first restart computer, then go to BIOS settings and disable the onboard adapter. Then boot up windows and install drivers for the new adapter and it should work. If that doesn't help, please ask for more help here.

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I can't get on line via the Ethernet receptacle. I'm using a MSI Ma inboard # K8MM3-V, installed in my Dell Computer. The original Motherboard was struck by lightning a couple years ago and...


Then the onboard Ethernet circuit has also been fried. Go in the BIOS and disable it then install a simple PCI LAN card (that can be bought for less than $15 at every pc shop) to get a new ethernet connection.

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Either the cable is defective (it has a break inside it so try another one) or the onboard LAN chip was fried by the power surge generated by a lightning strike that came in your vicinity.
That is unfixable, disable the onboard one from the BIOS and install a simple PCI LAN card in its place.

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Ethernet port not working after a lightning strike? Then I suggest obtaining an inexpensive Ethernet adapter card, and installing it.

One example of an Ethernet adapter card, (Ethernet Card, Networking Card - Same/same),

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1275962&CatId=200

The above Ethernet adapter card is a PCI style of adapter card. It plugs into any available PCI expansion slot on the Pavilion a620n's motherboard.

This is an illustration and photo of the Pavilion a620n motherboard from HP Support,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00069442&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&site=null&lang=en&key=null&product=424215

Scrolling to the middle of the page shows first the illustration, then the photo.
In the motherboard photo the three white long expansion slots on the bottom of the motherboard, are the PCI slots.

On this page is information on how to open the computer case, and replace, or install an Ethernet Card,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=424215&

Click on ~ HP Pavilion PCs - Upgrading and Servicing Guide
This is a PDF file. You may have to allow up to 30 seconds to see the first page, and additional time for the file to fully download.

[Removing and Installing an Add-In Card is information on how to remove, and install an Ethernet Card. An Ethernet adapter card is an Add-In Card]

For additional questions, and/or clarification on what has been stated please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

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If you try using a three prong plug in this you don't get the security of having the item grounded. Having the ground plug helps with situations like a lightning strike, etc. You would be using at your own risk.

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do you have a pci network adapter intalled with the proper drivers ? did you plug in ethernet cable directly into current pci lan card it will be located on lower part of back of computer? this will eliminate the problems with the router just to see if pci lancard is working or not . if the lan card is working unplug cable and plug in router and then try with router plugged in u might need to reset the router in order for it to work with lan card . if ur using and onboard lan eg attached to the motherboard then you must go into computer bios and enable onboard lan and then the ethernet cable should work with no problem good luck i hope this helps you get up and going getback to me if there are future problems.

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Hi,

There are Ethernet to USB adapter such the products shown here. Alternately, you can use a PCMCIA card with Ethernet such as shown here.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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