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No ethernet with docking station

I have a T43 laptop and when I connect it to a socking station the ethernet does not work and is unable to get a connection. I have tried with several different stations and get the same problem, so im pretty sure its not a faulty station. When plugged directly into the laptop there is no problem but once its hooked to the station I am unable to connect. Everything on the laptop is updated, (drivers etc). Any ideas? Any suggestions and or feedback is greatly appreciated.

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  • roont Jan 14, 2008

    yes the monitor and USB seem to work just fine. Its just the ethernet port that having trouble. That may be the case... do you know any way that i can check that specifically?



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Posted on Jun 12, 2008


Try turning off the computer, removing the laptop from the docking station, rebooting, right clicking on my computer, in the system properties box, go to the hardware tab, delete the docking station profile, turn off and put the laptop back on the docking station, boot up and let it reacquire settings. Sometimes the software connection to the docking station gets corrupted and reacquiring the settings will often do the trick with anything that works on the laptop but not on the docking station.

Posted on Feb 19, 2008

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It could be the connector on the bottom of your laptop that's creating the problem. Does any other ports work on the docking station when docked?

Posted on Jan 14, 2008

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    Jim Scholle Jan 14, 2008

    Have you tried a BIOS/firmware upgrade? Also, check in the BIOS or Setup to see how the network adapter(s) are configured. One may be 'cancelling' out the other by taking precedence over the other. It's a long shot, but definitely look into a firmware update.


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