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Ethernet port not recognized

I have a T2642 desktop (Win XP) with wireless Broadband. I added a home network with a Linksys router. Two laptops are connected wirelessly. Suddenly the Linksys files disappeared and the T2642 no longer recognized it had an Ethernet port (not listed in Device Manager but driver still found in LAN folder). The port still lights up when the cable is plugged in. I downloaded the driver and overwrote in the LAN folder but no change. I tried the repair function in the driver software but it instructs to restart computer and install PCI card. I tried to install another port in an open PCI slot but it froze the computer (nothing on the monitor). I think there may be a compatibility problem there. Any suggestions?

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  • therenewedmi May 09, 2009

    I'm not sure what clarification you are asking for. I understand that the card that came with the computer might be faulty. I suppose even with the light coming on with the cable inserted that that means it has power, not that it is working properly. I tried to insert a new port (10/100 network card--the brand was Network Everywhere)in an empty PCI slot without success. With this new card in nothing worked. As soon as I removed it the computer was again able to boot up.

  • Chris Hingee
    Chris Hingee May 11, 2010

    The LAN card is possibly faulty.

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Try re-install all drivers and start with the chipset driver.

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