Ethernet not working, but green and yellow lights on

July 21, 2012 at 17:16:51
Specs: Windows 7
I can't seem to get my ethernet connection to work on my HP. The Ethernet green light is on, and yellow light blinks when ethernet cable is plugged in, but when trying to get onto internet, it states, not internet connection. What could be the problem?

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#1
July 21, 2012 at 18:10:08
If it's a cable service with a separate modem & router, shut all the devices & restart the modem first, then the router, then the PC. Actually, it's a good idea to reboot everything anyway.

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#2
July 22, 2012 at 11:51:57
If I'm not mistaken...the yellow light means that there is no connection

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#3
July 22, 2012 at 17:03:02
Yellow means it's a 100mbps connection, green shows connectivity and flashing green shows traffic.

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#4
July 22, 2012 at 23:03:24
hmmmm....that's news to me, as on my Netgear router, all connections are green....but when I reboot my PC it turns yellow, showing me that there is no connection.

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#5
July 23, 2012 at 07:59:02
Hi XpUser4Real, I became a mod back in march. Maybe different manufactures use the lights for different indications. What I posted is what HP uses for their computer and printers.

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#6
July 23, 2012 at 08:10:42
Im not sure if he is talking about the light on the router/switch or on the laptop/desktop itself.

correct me if i am wrong but, on my laptop itself on the ethernet port there are two lights, one green and the other orange, the green tells me there is power, the orange tells me there is data.

So if you have both lights, in theory you should be able to connect to the internet. what you could try and check is if you have a proxy setup, to do this go into

Tools > Internet Options > Connections Tab > Lan Settings button

if you have proxies setup then disable them, also, tick the box that says "Automatically detect settings"

Sometimes this causes the issue you have stated at my work place, i simply remove proxy settings for the staff and it works.


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