Question about Dell Inspiron 5160 Notebook
The nic card in my 5160 doesn't stay connected. I keep getting the meaage "A Network cable is unplugged" If I wiggle it a bit it will connect, but then go back out. I tried several differnt CAT5E cables with the same result, so I feel I pretty much ruled out a bad cable. I have a wireless USB adaptor that I can use at home, but we don't have wireless at the office. Can the card be replaced with a combo 10/100 wireless?
The card has developed a loose connector, it's just worn, it happens and is fairly common with these, and there nothing you can do about it, other than replace the card, and yes you can replace it with a 10/100 wireless/combo. Just remember to uninstall the drivers for the old card prior to installing the new card in order to keep from having a conflict. That is, if there are drivers, a majority of these cards are plug and play. With the wireless/combo there will be drivers.
Posted on Jul 15, 2008
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