ethernet adaptor not working but the wireless

March 3, 2011 at 00:29:15
Specs: Windows 7, 2.90.GH/4.0G ram
Ethernet stop working, but the wireless is fine, check in the device manger for any conflics none. open the network sharing centre and ran the truoble shooting utiiity and message came up with ethernet cable not plug in or brocken, which i have change it for a new one so its not the cable and its not the routor because B.T just gave me the new B.T Hub3, this network adaptor is on board and i have a wireless card in the PCI slot and the is a new main board which i built, everything was fine afew months ago til this started to acur

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#1
March 3, 2011 at 07:29:38
First question is, why are you trying to run a wireless and a wired connection on the same computer at the same time???

This will give your computer a headache and it likely won't work properly. I highly recommend you pick one or the other and disable (in Device Manager) the one you don't use.

As to why it's not working, it could be many things. First I would check for newer drivers for the device and if you find newer, apply them. If that doesn't fix the issue, you could try uninstalling/reinstalling the TCP/IP stack. If neither fixes it, you could have a bad cable (just because you put a new one in doesn't guarantee it's good) or it could be a bad port on the device, or the entire device is bad, that you're plugging the PC into.

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#2
March 3, 2011 at 13:34:14
the reason for having them both in case one of them packs in, which it has! doing my head in but the wireless is working thanks for the advice will keep trying till i find out whats doing it, its a brand new board from Micro-direct, so if it down to there board then they can replace it. so to recap: replace the cable, no conflict in device manger,replace router b.t hub3, ran a test on it from gigabyte which is there board everything past but a Mac loop test. open to any other suggestion thanks

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#3
March 3, 2011 at 15:10:22
the reason for having them both in case one of them packs in, which it has!

Ok, well, where I work we have a lot of laptops and all are wireless capable. Everytime some user decides to enable both the wired NIC and the wireless NIC at the same time the laptops start having major connectivity issues.

To fix this, we disable the wireless (not needed when you're connected via a network cable) and they work just fine.

I suggest to you that you disable the wireless and see if the wired NIC doesn't start working correctly. If it does, leave everything alone.

In the future if the wired NIC screws up it's a simple matter to enable the wireless NIC, disable the wired and start using the wireless network.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#4
March 3, 2011 at 23:58:02
Thanks buddy did what you said last night went in to control panel and network sharing centre changed adaptor setting and disable the LAN! quick question which do you prefer? wireless or Ethernet cable reason for that is because I'm on B.T infinity which mean i should have a much faster down load speed when connected by cable yes no or is that just a bunch of bull! oh and is it the end of the world now that I don't have Ethernet wire cable or wireless is just as secured

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