How do I remove the ethernet connection from the motherboard?
How do I remove the ethernet connection from the motherboard. What do I replace it with?I have it all apart but want to know what I am going to replace it with, seems to be tied in with the USB connection.
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If it is broken, you can add a new ethernet port by adding an expansion card. Also, this would be the way to upgrade it.
The ethernet port is soldered to the motherboard, so if the port itself was damaged, you could have someone desolder it and solder on a new one, but the cost of labor would likely exceed the price of buying a replacement motherboard. Still, you would have the cost of labor to replace the motherboard, so the most cost effective solution is to add an ethernet card, which you can easily do yourself. You could replace the motherboard yourself, but that is much more complex.
Then the onboard Ethernet circuit has also been fried. Go in the BIOS and disable it then install a simple PCI LAN card (that can be bought for less than $15 at every pc shop) to get a new ethernet connection.
The HP 563W has an integrated ethernet, so it is conceivable that the eth chipset got fried. I'd run some tests to be sure, actually: it's not so common an occurrence, and usually you fry the whole motherboard when it happens.
But even if you got yourself a deep-fried ethernet, you don't need to replace the motherboard and go through the hassle of replacing the hardware and reinstalling the OS (unless you get an exact clone of your motherboard).
If you have an available USB port, nothing stops you from plugging in an US$ 20 USB-to-Ethernet dongle and use that to connect to the Internet. USB is four times as fast as an Ethernet, so it won't cause bottlenecks anyway.
For your desktop computer, the Ethernet adapter is integrated into the motherboard. So, to replace the connector, you will have to replace the motherboard, costing over $200, unless your computer is still eligible for service via the HP warranty.
It would be much easier & cheaper (under $20) to purchase a PCI Ethernet card, install it into an empty PCI slot, install the software from the CD-ROM that came with the card, and connect the Ethernet cable to this card, rather than to the integrated socket.
light should be green instead of orange. check in your device manager to make sure the driver is installed for the ethernet adapter, if it is then you know the motherboard is bad cause the ethernet adapter is connected to the motherboard.
If the driver for the ethernet adapter is not installed then go to support.dell.com and from there go into the drivers section, type in your model and then download the driver for your laptop and install it and then see if you can connect. If you do this and you still can't connect then that still means the ethernet adapter is bad and the motherboard would still have to be replaced.
Had a similar problem with P5ne-sli motherboard, Intel Q6600 cpu, Nvidia GTS 8800 video card. One day the ethernet just stopped working, but it was working... It would connect to my network but would see "limited or no connectivity" in the taskbar. Went into BIOS and looked at the signals and for some reason only 4 of the 8 signals were getting a reading. Figured a power spike had fried my onboasrd ethenet card. Switched to an old PCI ethernet card... after two years I was doing a fresh install, of XP and for shits and giggles I just plugged the ethernet cord into the onboard with the PCI ethernet card removed. When windows went to validate it detected and installed my onboard ethernet...validated then proceeded to update windows. Over a year later it still works. Never bothered to update BIOS until last month and that was only to fix the long boot time with ATI 5770 video card. Willing to bet that resetting your BIOS will fix the problem for you. Just unplug computer, remove battery, attempt power up to clear any juice still in the system. Replace battery and boot up computer... Also removed a DIMM that went bad around the same time. May have been a factor so try testing your RAM.
dear ashprabha, you are saying that your motherboard doesn't have a on board Ethernet slot. now, if u want to connect to internet means then you have to purchase and fix a PCI Ethernet card. so that you can connect to internet.
If you are sure it is a motherboard problem relating to the on board ethernet connection, purchase a PCI slot ethernet card and see if using the card manufacturers drivers are better than the motherboard ethernet drivers.
Although i'm not sure how a slow connection is the motherboard problem, it maybe that it's SP2 thats the problem.
Have you checked the driver that is used for the onboard ethernet connection, it maybe you need to re-install original motherboard ethernet driver you got with it.