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The integrated Ethernet connection on motherboard flashing orange and displays msg ' network cable unplugged" when trying to connect to internet.
Have proven
the cable and the cable modem are fine by connecting to internet via another laptop.
Have updated drivers for the Intel pro 1000/mt and ran diagnostics which say that the device itself is fine and have ran winsockxpfix...
Still no joy…
I Want to now insert a 3 com ethernet card in the one pci slot to get round . When I do the RJ45 port can't be accessed to put the cable in as it is obscured by the mesh grill on the back of the pc rather than in the expansion slot, slot. Does this need a particular type of card supplied by Dell??? i.e one that has the rj45 on the left hand side when inserted rather than the right??? Any advice much appreciated
John

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  • punktafunk May 11, 2009

    Cheers Phil. Have now seen the 2 horizontal slots..... Duh.

    Hopefully now the card I've got will work.


  • punktafunk May 11, 2009

    Cheers. I was using wrong slot. Now found the other 2 exp slots.

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That slot is actuall not accessable externaly. The open bay is for the AGP slot right next to it. Directly to the left of that slot you have a riser board the provides 2 additional horzontally mounted pci slots. You'll have to use one of these.

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Hi john..the lan card is feat/compatible to all computer brands i think the problem is the lancard..thanks or RJ45 connector ...thanks and Good Luck toy You and Good Day and God Bless you..^_^

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