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I am using windows XP, when i insert a network connection on the NIC port, the right NIC light blinks yellow instead of Green, repeatedly a message says a new hardware is detected and fails to install. i unistalled the driver installed it again restarted but yet know. of course it refuses to connect to the network

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  • simonndunda Jul 28, 2010

    I should have told you am it was working nd now its not working. Does the change of the blinking light from a green light when working to a yellow/orange light when not working have any information i could use , as in what does the yellow light mean. am using dell vostro 1015 and windows xp. its a laptop and i havent changed any hardware it came with.

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The yellow light means that it's not connected with a compatible driver to the computer or it is not connecting to your network for some reason.

Green, means everything is, ok.

I've encountered this before on some off brand network adapters, and tried other ones, and that was the only way I could make it work...
in an unknown system.

However, since you say that yours worked before... that tells me that you think it should work, again. But, something could have changed in your network.

Are there any other components on your network, like a switch that could have gone bad, or bad wiring?

Posted on Jul 28, 2010

  • Duane Wong
    Duane Wong Jul 28, 2010

    what's the year, make, and model of the network adapters?

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