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DSL problems i have a dsl box two outer lights are green but the ethernet light in the center bliknks all the time. cannot stay online long how do i fix it

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  • joecoolvette
    joecoolvette Jun 06, 2010

    Could be the Ethernet card is going bad. If it is Onboard Ethernet, where you plug directly into the motherboard, and not a separate Ethernet card, you could buy, and install an Ethernet card.

  • summershere4 Jun 06, 2010

    i just bought this compaq computer last week. everything if fine except the ethernet light is blinking all the time. it is orange not like the power and dsl which are green

  • summershere4 Jun 06, 2010

    i cannot stay online very long

  • joecoolvette
    joecoolvette Jun 06, 2010

    Not all Ethernet card manufacturers follow that. A blinking green light can mean that the Ethernet card cannot communicate properly, and there is a physical problem.

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    joecoolvette Jun 06, 2010

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You don't , it's normal, the led blinks to notify you that it transmitting data. You should worry when it doesn't do that = you don't have a connection to the internet.

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  • Azrael SRL Jun 06, 2010

    Simple test: disconnect the LAN cable from the dsl box to the pc -  both leds (from the box and from the LAN jack of the pc) will stop lighting/pulsing. Again, this is normal behaviour.

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