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Does not recognize the built in ethernet card.

How do you get it to recognize the ethernet card? It is the original card. It was hooked up to the intenet at work but when I took it home it does not recognize that it has an ethenet card under the system profile page.

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  • joecho Dec 20, 2007

    It is running OS 9.2. I found a software restore disc, and re-installed the default settings. The good news is that it recognizes the ethernet, the bad news is now I have errors with Quicktime, Finder, and the mouse. I can get the computer to work, but I have to clear the errors after start up. I think it is becuase I now have some settings with updated versions and some settings with old versions. Any suggestion on how to re-syncronize the settings.

  • joecho Dec 21, 2007

    Sorry for not listing the opereating system in the first post. This is the first time I have posted anything. The OS and computer are old but it was being used on a daily basis with no problems before brining it home. It is a computer for my 6yr to use, so I didn't want to put alot on money into it.

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Joecho,
First question is, what version of OS X are you running? Second,
Can you go into your system preferences, select network prefs, and next to SHOW, choose Network Status and verify Does not recognize the built in ethernet card. - 66b4536.png
That BUILT-IN ETHERNET is recognized?

Keep me posted.

Posted on Dec 20, 2007

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    Keith Seekwhensir Dec 21, 2007

    You didnt specify your operating system, so one can only guess its current, not one that is 8 years old. You've already given me a rating-showing me what you feel of my time or advice. I don't see any other "techs" offering Macintosh assistance on this site, so I cannot put anymore time into this. All I can say is that it is apparent the issues will not be resolved by restore disc, also considering an internal hard drive has an average 4 year life, and your computer is almost twice that in age. Thanks for trying.

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