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I'm currently running a WBR2-G54 Cable Router from Buffalo tech. I have 1 computer hard wired, 1 wireless. Now there is one more comp that I wanna put on the network (hard wired). I connected up the new (WinXp Pro SP2) using the cat 5 cable that is on my current hard wired comp. The lights turned on, on the new comp's NIC but they where blinking. So I reinstalled tcp/ip, reinstalled the NIC, the drivers, , tried a different NIC that I know works, reseting everytime the cable modem and router. So then I tested the same cat 5 cable on my current hard wired comp (WinXP sp2) and that connected me up to the internet. I updated my router firmware, reset, hard reset my router/cable modem.
What I get when I connect up the new computer with the older hard wiring setup are blinking nic lights and networking icons showing that there is no media connected!!??!
I did power cycle resets of modem/router again. What could this be? This problem is driving me nuts. I'M PULLING MY HAIR OUT WTHELL IS THIS!!! :bang head
The motherboard is a abit nf7-s with a nforce 2 chipset, Nvidia has unified drivers, I installed the latest unified driver, part of which was the ethernet controller. I dont get this!!!! The stupid RJ45 jack just blink.............blink..............blink
P.S. I've tried differnet ports, ahhhh...... It must be hardware then?
I've thought of this, could it be the router? Is it possible to setup a router to reject the signal from a NIC, therefore showing me a disconnected media on the computer?
01-09-05, 05:10 AM
Possibly the network card itself. Try another one.
01-09-05, 11:42 AM
...*snip*...tried a different NIC that I know works...*snip*...
there you go he did try a different nic as that was my first thought but i guess not... did you do the xp setup home or small office networking option??
I setup XP for Home networking option, My Workplace name is SPARTA, so I set that up for this new computer also it didnt work, so I charged it to just workplace, but in either case windows should have detected the cable plugged into the NIC card and not have shown a disconnected media, right?
Just noticed, on the new computer the LAN icon has a lock key on the top of the red x on it, that doesnt happen with my other computers when the media is disconnected. Anybody on what that means?
01-09-05, 03:49 PM
The little lock icon means the XP firewall is on, go into properties advance, click settings and turn it off since you are already behind a router.
Ok i shut off the firewall but still not connecting. The funny thing is that the router knows which port the new computer is connected to and shows me a light that also blinks just like the NIC blinks on my computer, where is the problem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please help, when somebody gives me the key on how to fix this, i'll send 5 dollars to him via pay pal, i know its not much but i'm a poor college student. Please help, this is driving me nuts and I have got to get this fixed!
01-10-05, 03:51 PM
Paste the output of ipconfig /all.
01-10-05, 03:58 PM
The last time I have seen a NIC do a steady blink-blink-blink, it turned out that the cable was the wrong type. Depending on just how you are connecting, you may need a crossover cable instead.
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