bad ethernet

March 3, 2009 at 12:54:27
Specs: win xp pro, 2.3g/ 512m
i have a computer with an ethernet card in it, and it has worked in the past. but now it's not showing up in device manager. i have checked to make sure it was seated properly . does this mean the ethernet card has gone bad? any suggestions? thanks,

vandal67


See More: bad ethernet

Report •


#1
March 3, 2009 at 14:53:13
Dunno,

Try live cd such as knoppix.

Most newer pci cards support plug and play. If ISA, EISA or other bus or even older PCI it may need the drivers and bios settings correct before the OS would "see" it. Still could be a conflict.

They do go bad. One of the most supported nic's on the planet is also the least expensive. Realtek supplies a very good chip to many of the least expensive nic's you can buy. I have one that cost $4 and almost ever OS supports it.

There are also USB based that are about the same price.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10


Report •

#2
March 3, 2009 at 15:54:15
You most likely have an integrated network adapter. Why not enable in the BIOS and use it?

Report •

#3
March 3, 2009 at 18:49:42
"i have checked to make sure it was seated properly . "

OK, do you have two adapters? One built in and one add on?

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10


Report •

Related Solutions

#4
March 4, 2009 at 10:29:11
it is an integrated network adapter. i will try all the suggestions that i've received here and let u all know what happens. thanks,

vandal67


Report •


Ask Question