Question about Dell Dimension 2350 PC Desktop
Everytime I connect the ethernet cable my computer can not find a connection to the internet, plus the the light on the ethernet port is yellow... Do I need to replace the the ethernet card? Or could the problem be the port and thats why we can't connect to the internet..
It could be a problem with the card or port itself, but it could also be a problem with the drivers. Check to see if the proper drivers are loaded for your network card - for example, if there was a recent network driver update download from Microsoft, uninstall it.
If this is not the case, try unistalling the drivers entirely, and then reinstall them from a fresh copy either from the original CD or downloaded from the vendors web site.
If that does not help, it could be a problem with Windows - I'm guess it's Windows XP? If something has messed up the TCP stack, Dial-A-Fix would be able to rebuild the stack for you.
If none of these help, then a physical failure is probably the problem. You could then replace the NIC (network interface card), or if onboard (that is, part of your motherboard and can not be removed), disable it in the BIOS, and add a PCI NIC card to the machine.
Posted on Jan 27, 2008
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