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Old 08-19-2005, 10:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm pretty sure my Ethrnet port on my computer is broken. I've never been able to connect to the internet through ethernet, I have to connnect through a USB cord. The reason why this annoys me is because it's a pain to deal with at LAN parties. What should I do? Is there anything I can buy?
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Old 08-19-2005, 10:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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have u downloaded all the appropriate drivers for your motherboard if its integrated LAN? buy an ethernet card
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If you haven't already, I'd check the obvious things first. Drivers up to date for the NIC? Check there's no issues with the Network Adapter in Device Manager.

What actually happens when you try and connect using the network card?
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yea you can buy duh dude jsut get a ethernet card pci slot. OYur pick on the company.
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Old 08-19-2005, 10:56 AM   #5 (permalink)
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absloutly noting happens when i try to connect. It just doesn't. It's like i'm not connected at all. I was gonna get an ethernet card, but I wanted to know if there was a way I could fix my problem an easier, cheaper way. Where would you get the mother board drivers and such you were talking about?
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go to the compnays website of your mobo.
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Old 08-19-2005, 11:03 AM   #7 (permalink)
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how do I figure out what kind of motherboard I have?
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Read this http://techist.com/showthread.php?threadid=57444

and you will find out.
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well if you have a manual that would simplify things. if not its should be printed on the m/b somewhere. if you have trouble with finding the drivers a site thats never failed me yet is http://www.driver-guide.com might take a bit of hunting though. go to the manufacturers website first though, only use driver-guide if you can't find them any where else.
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oh, I got it now. Thx guys i'm all set
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