I used to use this pc with a wireles adapter, but now i need to plug it straight into the wall for broadband, but i was on the phone with tech support for surewest all night and they said i just need to get the pc to "see" my NIC. right now it doesnt. have driver cd, tried installing them. nothing. cd will not do autorun either. went into BIOS but cant get into the menu that allows me to enable or disable the ethernet card, i see the menu in product menu but in my bios i dont see it and therefore cannot get to it. what else can i do??? please HELP!!!!
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Re: need to get pc to recognize the ethernet card!!!
Devicemanager-> click on unknown ethernet controller ->update driver->no,.................-> select from list or ........->then click on search after driver....... then check the box that say search floppy and cd... then it should install the driver
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Basically, you unplug all of the Netgear Xe104 units, wait a minute, then plug the one nearest to the Router back into a wall socket first. Wait a few seconds then plug in a second Xe104 and give it a minute to "talk" to the first unit. Then plug other Xe104's in one at a time. Below you'll find the official troubleshooting steps which you should read carefully if the basic steps above do not resolve the problem.
Also, i should tell you that Powerline adapters such as yours have improved greatly in the last few years, and you can buy a pair of new ones that are very, very much faster than yours for a very modest cost. For example, TP-LINK TL-PA4010KIT
or NETGEAR Powerline 500 1-Port Starter Kit (XAVB5201) or
ZyXEL PLA4225 4-Port 500 Mbps Powerline Gigabit
XE104 User Guide 4-2 Troubleshooting v1.0, September 2005
Power Light Not On Make sure that, if power to the AC power outlet is controlled by a wall switch, the wall switch is in the on position. Verify that the wall socket is live by disconnecting the XE104 85 Mbps Wall-Plugged Ethernet Switch and plugging in some other electrical product, such as a lamp or a hairdryer. If the error persists and you have confirmed the power outlet you are using is live, you have a hardware problem and should contact technical support.
HomePlug Light Not On If the power light is on but the HomePlug light is not, check the following: • Make sure that power is being provided to more than one PowerLine device. Another PowerLine device must be installed for successful communication across the PowerLine. • Verify that the network password is the same on all devices in the PowerLine network.
Ethernet Light is Off • Make sure that the Ethernet cable is plugged in properly at both ends. • Be sure you are using the correct cable on the router that the first XE104 is connected to. When connecting the router's Internet port to a cable or DSL modem, use the cable that was supplied with the cable or DSL modem. This cable could be a standard straight-through Ethernet cable or an Ethernet crossover cable. • On attached Ethernet device or network adapter card, check that the Link light is
It seems that your LAN Card or Network Interface Card is disabled , go into the device manager ( Start ->Run->cmd->devmgmt.msc ) Now in device manager you will see Network Adapter expand it and then you will see one Wireless Ethernet Adapter and another Ethernet Adapter ( this is you LAN adapter to which the cable will connect to ) Right click and Enable this. Let me know if this helps
Plug the PowerLine adapter into the wall Plug one end of the ethernet cable into PowerLine wall adapter Plug the other end of the ethernet cable into the Orange LiveBox Plug the Orange LiveBox power adapter into the wall
1. First check the light status of the XE102.
2. Then hard reset the Xe102
3. As this is a plug n play device all the lights should come on.
4. In case if the lights wont come on.
5. Check the powerline ..
6. And if that will not work , get a new adapter or replace the existing one from netgear ( 1-888-638-4327 )
first: there's no specific network card you should get, although you probably may want to make sure you get one that support fast ethernet and gigabit ethernet. make sure also is pci card (most of them are), the other part depends on your budget, netgear, linksys, dlinks are all great brands but the one you pick doesn't have to be. check some options here
this is how to install a nic card (network adapter / network card)
Installing Network Card
First step is to read the users guide and familiarize yourself with the new card.
Power down PC and remove the AC power cord.
Open the computer case.
Find an available Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) slot on the motherboard and remove slot insert if one exists.
Carefully remove the network card from its static-proof plastic envelope, and slide it into the slot.
Seat the card in the slot firmly with gentle pressure along the length of the card, especially right about the slot itself.
Snugly, screw the card to the computer frame, but do not over tighten.
Close the computer case.
Plug your computer in and power it up.
2Follow this procedure to verify Windows XP recognizes the new card.
Click Start, then click Control Panel.
In Category View (vs. Classic View) click Performance and Maintenance.
Click "System" icon at bottom of window.
Click the Hardware tab.
Click the Device Manager button.
Double-click Network Adapters.
Beneath it should appear the name of your Ethernet card.
Next, double click the name of your Ethernet adapter.
If the text in the "Device Status" box says "This device is working
properly.", then you successfully installed the card and are finished.
If the text in the "Device status" box doesn't say "This device is
working properly.", then write down on a piece of paper what it says
and continue with next step.
Check for the pins inside the integrated NIC to check if the pins are bent / disfigured. Does not look like the additional card is making any different, looks more like a moving NIC cable is makin the difference.
i have tata internet connection. i inserted two ethernet cards in server system. when i was going to use ping command for internet connection, "DNS server host not reatchable" message coming. ping command working & and also browsing after one of the ethernet card disable.
i want to connect the systems on LAN for internet from server. please suggest for this problem.