e machine t5026 nic card

August 17, 2014 at 20:06:56
Specs: windows xp
Have been told by my ISP the network interface card in Emachine Mod T5026 has failed not allowing access to internet. Confused as what to do now after reading somewhere emachines did not have nic cards. What is the answer? Approx cost? Suggested vendor?

Cable modem has usb and the Ethernet outlets. Can the internet access be obtained via the usb?


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#1
August 17, 2014 at 21:13:36
Its specs say it has an integrated 'fast ethernet' connection. You can check in device manager and see if there's a problem with it. How is your cable modem connected?

I'm thinking there's a lot of details that should have followed your first sentence--'Have been told by my ISP the network interface card in Emachine Mod T5026 has failed not allowing access to internet. Such as what problems are you having with it, how did they diagnose a bad card, etc.

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#2
August 19, 2014 at 07:58:14
How would your ISP know that the NIC failed? Do you have connectivity on your Ethernet/NIC? You can certainly use the USB to connect to your modem if the NIC doesn't work.

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August 19, 2014 at 09:50:55
Hello Sorry for the delay in responding. A little more info. I am getting my internet service from the local cable company and using a Cisco 2100 modem which has both Ethernet and USB outlet. My primary computer is a laptop that is working fine and have the desktop as a backup. Have Ethernet cable to a Netgear wireless router WGR614 v9 which has four outlets (using one for a Magic JACK plus that works perfectly). Running Ethernet cable from router to desktop.
As I mentioned the desktop sees little usage but had been working fine with the wiring as described. It was after a couple of months of nonuse started it and attempted to access the internet and would not connect. The message received was that a Local Area Network cable was disconnected. After ruling out a router failure or defective cable is when I contacted my ISP. I have even bypassed the router as a test, coming directly from the modem to desktop and getting same message. At the first contact with the ISP they said it was a problem with which MAC address the desktop was reading. Followed their directions with no success.
Later had a friend over who seemed to know a bit more than myself to make the contact with ISP. After checking this or that, had them go to Device Manager and uninstall the Ethernet software and then reinstall. When this did not work the opinion given was a NIC card failure.
I hope this gives a better idea of the problem. Since this a backup system would use the USB if I knew what settings should be. However, would not want to lose the wireless use of laptop or the Magic Jack phone. Also, in my taskbar there are two of the icons that look like monitors. One is showing the LAN cable not connected. The second shows as 1394 connection as complete at 400Mbps?
Thank you for the thoughts

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#4
August 19, 2014 at 23:23:13
It's got an on-board nic/ethernet adapter. If that's what you're using and seem to be having the problem with, you can check in cmos/bios setup and make sure it's enabled. You can also disable it there and add a PCI nic card and use that instead of the on-board.

And of course make sure everything is OK with the hardware and drivers in device manager. Make sure things you might not suspect--like a bad cable connection--aren't a factor.

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