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I have a Dell XPS 600 system that works great, but has recently had problem connecting to the internet. I show an organge light where the ethernet cable goes into the port adapter. My understanding is this is integrated into the motherboard. I have tried replacing the cable, the cable modem works fine b/c it works on my laptop, I do not have wireless, or router. I have reseated the adapter, cable, and was checking the duplex settings..do you have any ideas? If I need to replace it what is the best way to do that? There are 2 other USB connecters on the same adapter so I am suspicious that only the ethernet port is gone. Thanks for your help. Suz

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  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers May 11, 2010

    Hello,

    It is highly unlikely you have a hardware failure in the network interface, or that your network adapter is faulty because a light is orange and not green. The orange light can mean many things depending on your adapter. The only light you need to be concerned with is a RED light.

    What type of connection to the Internet do you have? Cable Modem, DSL, ADSL?

    And, what do you mean by reseated? Did you remove the side panel, extract a device card that they eithernet cable connects to and then reinsert this? If so, your cable is not connected to the integrated Network Interface it is plugged into an Adapter *Card*.

    I can assist you further in understanding what you have so when you speak with your internet service provider you have a better vocabulary of terms and can solve your connectivity issues, if you have any.

    But first using the PC in question go to this internet address or use your laptop.

    www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/

    Pick a destination that is furthest from you and run the test. Then post the speed results back to me in a reply.

    Thanks,
    Worldvet


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