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Old 25th August 2007, 01:50 PM   #11
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start/control panel/network connections

make sure your ethernet adapter is 'enabled'
When I right click, "disable" appears in black script. Does that mean it is already enabled?
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If not, right click it to enable it.

if so, or after you've enabled it double click the ethernet adaptor.
Nothing comes up as "ethernet"
Where should I look?
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select the 'support ' tab. You will now see a repair button. make sure you are plugged in ethernet to the router. click repair. You should now see your ip address. If not - maybe you have a bad cable or a crossover cable.

do the lights on the router port light up when you plug the laptop in?
I wouldn't b other with usb
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Old 25th August 2007, 01:56 PM   #12
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When I right click, "disable" appears in black script. Does that mean it is already enabled?
Yes, it should read enabled next to the icon.



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Nothing comes up as "ethernet"
yeah, it depends on who made it and what they decided to call it. Look for your local area connection that is not wireless.

edit: mildly edited
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Old 25th August 2007, 01:58 PM   #13
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Hi,
you're both suggesting I stick with ethernet.
That may be a problem.
Last summer this PC used ethernet into the router. A storm took out something in the link.
The PC repair shop said the computer tested out OK.
Eventually the router helpline talked me through connecting up the usb input and I have used that ever since.

The router is described as a two input device, using either the USB or the ethernet or both if two computers are connected to broadband.

Is there a way to identify whether part of this laptop problem is in my router or in my laptop?
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Old 25th August 2007, 02:05 PM   #14
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I think you may be referring to the dsl or cable modem perhaps?

When I was referring to router - it was to a multiport appliance connected via ethernet to the cable or dsl model.

If your cable or dsl modem has a dead ethernet port - buy a new one! It's the only way you can simply have a router hooked up and share the isp.
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Old 25th August 2007, 02:05 PM   #15
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Ah, I see a discrepancy. You are referring to your modem as a router. This can cause some headache when trying to figure out the issues at hand.

In that case the default gateway will most likely be 192.168.100.1 and not 192.168.1.1.

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Old 25th August 2007, 02:08 PM   #16
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To test the ethernet port on your laptop.

you could manually set up the network port in your laptop to be 192.168.1.2 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0

then set the network port on the PC to be 192.168.1.3 with subnet mask of 255.255.255.0

plug them into each other with a crossover cable, or with 2 normal cables and a hub/switch in between.

you can bodge up a crossover cable by cutting a normal one in half, then connect:
orange = green (both ways)
orange/white = green/white (both ways)
Don't worry about the brown and blue. leave them disconnected.

On the laptop start menu, run
CMD <enter>
ping 192.168.1.3

if you get replies the network port on the PC and the laptop are working.

record any old setting on the PC.
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Old 25th August 2007, 02:08 PM   #17
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Yes, it should read enabled next to the icon.

yeah, it depends on who made it and what they decided to call it. Look for your local area connection that is not wireless.

edit: mildly edited
the wireless connection says "not connected firewalled"
the Local Area Connection says "network cable unplugged".
left click brings up properties & dialogue box. all the options are ticked.
the options in black are
disable
bridge connections
create shortcut
rename
properties

in"properties" + "authentication",
"enable IEEE 802.1x authenication for this network" is already ticked.

I've not re-booted yet.

you're getting a bit ahead of me slow down until I catch up.
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Old 25th August 2007, 02:10 PM   #18
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disable the 802.1x
disable the firewall (just for now)
then reboot and see what happens.
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Old 25th August 2007, 02:12 PM   #19
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Andrew, if you have the ethernet cable plugged in between your modem and the computer and it still says "network cable unplugged", then your modems ethernet jack is probaby screwed like you said.

If you plan on having more than one PC connected to your modem you need to buy a new modem. If you do end up buying a new modem I have a router and/or an ethernet switch you can have.

EDIT: And BTW, when you change the mac address connected to the modem (i.e. a new device), then the modem needs to be reset for things to work properly.
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Old 25th August 2007, 02:14 PM   #20
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disable the 802.1x
disable the firewall (just for now)
then reboot and see what happens.
done.
when I clicked on disable and looked again at properties it came back showing the option enable.
That confirms that the "disable" option showing in the LAN means it is already enabled.
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