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I have a Medion MD96489 with Vista Basic. I cannot connect to the internet using the LAN port. On checking in Device Manager the Network has two drivers assigned to it, Realtek and Via. With the Realtek one enabled and the VIA one disabled I get a red cross though the LAN icon in the System tray with the VIA one enabled and the Realtek one disabled I get a blue circle in the System tray icon. However I am still unable to connect to the internet. Can you help in this matter please.

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My system Network adapter is not working. so i checked another one external card connect , at the time internal card automatically worked? how ? pls tell me i am very confuse

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Similar problem with XP Pro SP2, Intel 82562V-2 10/100 on Dell Vostro, Belkin G router. Windows will often say network cable is disconnected. I haven't isolated the problem to power management, but I wouldn't be surprised after seeing your post. Tried different cables, ports, and no other network devices have the problem. I just tried tuning off "reduce link speed during standby" in the network driver options maybe that will fix it. Before here are the things I would have to do to get it to work: unplug cable, wait (for several seconds), plug it back in, retry, retry, or restart the computer. When it isn't working there are no ethernet LED's on, if the lights come on when I replug the cable in then it works, but this does not always happen.

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