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Lan port will not light up when ethernet cable is pluged in

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The lan link light will only come on if a valid connections is made between the device and another computer.Even if the computer is turned off the link light will come on as the computer still uses some standby power, check to see if the cables are terminated correctly on either sides, that the cable hasn't been cut or badly bent somewhere, possibly try the same cable on the same port with another good device.Also swap the cable with another known good cable and try on the same port and see if the light does come on.

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  1. start the troubleshooting process by making sure that everything (routers,switches, hubs, modems, and computers) is firmlyplugged in.
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  7. Bad connection, bad cable, or wrong cable. The ports on arouter, hub, switch, wireless access point, and print server can, likeany other device, go bad. However, the most common problem is not a badport but a bad or loose connection, a bad Ethernet cable, or the wrongtype of cable. Refer to the Cabling section above, to eliminate thesepossibilities.
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