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.
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Connecting the Devices Together
After confirming the Internet connection through the modem, connect the modem to the Internet port of the router; connect the computer to any of the four Ethernet ports at the back of the router. For instructions, click here.
Checking the Router's LEDs
After connecting the devices together, check the lights on the front panel of the router. Ensure that the Internet light, as well as numbered light corresponding to the Ethernet port where the computer is connected, is lit. For further instructions, click here.
Setting Up a Linksys Router for Cable Internet Connection
Access the router's web-based setup page. For instructions, click here.
NOTE: If you are using a Mac computer to access the router's web-based setup page, click here.
On the Setup tab, click the MAC Address Clone sub-tab.
Select Enabled then click Clone My PC's MAC.
Click Save Settings.
Click the Status tab.
Check the Internet IP Address. If the Internet IP Address has numbers, this means the router has been properly configured. You should now be able to access the Internet. If you're still unable to access the Internet, powercycle the modem, the router and then restart the computer.
NOTE: If the IP address is still 0.0.0.0, click IP Address Release then, click IP Address Renew. If this does not change the IP Address, powercycle the modem, the router and then restart the computer.
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