Solved Flashing orange then no color on Ethernet cable

December 10, 2019 at 12:44:15
Specs: Windows 10
My office has many computers connected to the internet. One of the computers we want to replace with a new one. When we replace one computer with this new one, the Ethernet light flashes orange for a moment or two before it stops showing any color. If I plug the old computer back in, its green and connects fine.

I moved the new computer to another ethernet cable and it worked fine. I dont understand why it doesnt work with this particular cable but that same cable works on an old computer. FYI These wires are connected to a cubicle


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December 11, 2019 at 07:11:39
It sounds like a cabling issue. Replace the patch cable between computer and wall outlet and also the one between the patch panel and switch. This should fix the issue. Do one at a time and check and that should help you locate the bad cable.

If that doesn't fix the issue and you haven't updated the network interface drivers on this PC, do so and see if that doesn't fix the issue. If you have already, or you do so and it doesn't fix it, you may need to install a Network card and disable the onboard in the BIOS.

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***



#1
December 10, 2019 at 13:17:35
New computer may need setup on that particular wire ???in settings
network or router

Davidw


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#2
December 10, 2019 at 13:46:31
Check the settings (Network card) on the working computers; then compare with the settings on the new and sometimes problem one.

Also, do you now how the lan (ethernet) is setup/distributed around the area?

Routers, switches or whatever?


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#3
December 10, 2019 at 14:09:43
An update. I am using the new, troublesome computer at another cubicle as i type this.While i am connected to the internet, the light is flashing orange.

I dont know. I have yet to look at the network card for the working computers. However, I do know our internet goes from the modem to a switch, and then it goes to the cubicles.

Weird how one cube it works (but with flashing orange) while the cube across the way does not work with this new computer.

Not sure if this helps but i will look at the other items soon.


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#4
December 10, 2019 at 21:02:14
Have you tried to change the cables at the Ethernet-switch (exchange ports) ??
I still think it is the cable between the switch and the cubical.
If you have a laptop, does it work on that cubical?
Is the LAN-port on the old computer/laptop showing HALF or FULL duplex? speed?

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December 11, 2019 at 07:11:39
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It sounds like a cabling issue. Replace the patch cable between computer and wall outlet and also the one between the patch panel and switch. This should fix the issue. Do one at a time and check and that should help you locate the bad cable.

If that doesn't fix the issue and you haven't updated the network interface drivers on this PC, do so and see if that doesn't fix the issue. If you have already, or you do so and it doesn't fix it, you may need to install a Network card and disable the onboard in the BIOS.

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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