All of the sudden the other morning, my PC would not go on the internet. I have no physical address for the ethernet controller, and get a local ip. My PC says it is connected to unidentified network, local access only. I have done ip config, release, renew, uninstalled network adapter drivers, updated drivers, system restore, all to no avail. Modem and cable are fine, tested on laptop. My bios settings are correct, and I am highly convinced that my network adapter is simply dead.
I was just curious as to whether or not I missed something, if there is a test that will verify the death of my network adapter 100%. Or maybe if there is a setting I may have missed, before I turn it in for warranty repair. Thanks!
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Hi, here is a solution for your problem:
Obtaining your MAC address Your MAC address will normally be on the box or registration card for your computer or individual ethernet card. If you can not find it, please follow the instructions below depending on your operating system. Windows Vista:
Click on Start Button.
Click on All Programs.
Click on Accessories.
Click on System Tools.
Click on System Information.
Click on plus sign in front of Components.
Click on plus sign in front of Network.
Click on Adapter.
Scroll down to your Network Interface Card and it will list the MAC Addresss. (Make sure you do not get the wireless adapter).
WINDOWS NT, 2000, or XP:
Using your mouse, click on the Start Button.
Click on Programs.
Click on Accessories, and then Command Prompt.
Once a small black window appears, type in ipconfig /all (with a space between the g and the /).
Locate the number to the right of Physical Address. This is your MAC address.
After clicking on the Start Button, click on Run.
In the white space of the window, type in the word winipcfg
Click on "OK".
Look under the info for the Ethernet adapter. (Your system may also have a modem.)
The number next to "Adapter Address" is your MAC address.
There probably is a problem with your sound card. Go to Device Manager (start>programs>rightclick My Computer>hardware) and see if there is a yellow, red or black mark next to sound card. Click the "+" sign and click on update drivers...if that does not fix the problem then the sound card needs to be replaced..good luck. Let me know if you have any problems..
That would depend on how you would like to get the internet connection to your ACER.
Benefits: Faster connection, easier setup, more secure
Cons: Wires must be physically routed requiring drilling through walls or passing through vent openings.
What you'll need:
Cat 5 ethernet cable from router to ACER and to your HOST PC
Ethernet network interface cards (NIC) in both PC's
any length of cable exceeding 100-150 feet will likely need a network Hub to boost signal strength
Benefits: Wiless acces to host PC(no drilling through walls etc.) can connect multiple PC's by simply adding a wirless card to new PC
Cons: prone to interference, less secure, setting up security protocols can be cumbersome
What you'll need:
Wireless Router/Access Point(AP)
Wirless adapter for remote PC (ACER)
Someone who is knowledgable about Wireless security to setup the firewall settings in the router.
OK so now that you have the options you can decide which is best for you.
Ethernet : If your willing to drill holes or pass through vents this will give you a faster connection
Wireless: This makes for a no mess/no fuss connection but at the expense of security and potential interference from cordless phones etc..
If you need help setting up your Network connection after you decide which you'd like please feel free to ask.