NIC not lighting up

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by fhg, Jan 30, 2004.

  1. fhg

    fhg Guest

    other than a hardware fault on the card itself, or it not being seated
    properly in the slot, is there any other reason to cause it not to light up
    (the led's at the rear where you plug the cable in) ?

    --
    xx
    fhg, Jan 30, 2004
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  2. fhg

    Me Guest

    Wrong cable? Problem at the other end of the cable?

    "fhg" <_(notreal)> wrote in message
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    > other than a hardware fault on the card itself, or it not being seated
    > properly in the slot, is there any other reason to cause it not to light

    up
    > (the led's at the rear where you plug the cable in) ?
    >
    > --
    > xx
    >
    >
    Me, Jan 30, 2004
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  3. fhg

    Harrison Guest

    Yes. The light indicates a valid connection to another device.
    Could be the cabling or the other device.

    On Fri, 30 Jan 2004 11:17:52 -0500, "fhg" <_(notreal)>
    wrote:

    >other than a hardware fault on the card itself, or it not being seated
    >properly in the slot, is there any other reason to cause it not to light up
    >(the led's at the rear where you plug the cable in) ?
    Harrison, Jan 30, 2004
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  4. fhg

    fhg Guest

    nope - correct cable (cat 5) & router on other end is ok (other attached pc
    can use/connect). Must be the card ?!


    > Wrong cable? Problem at the other end of the cable?
    >


    > > other than a hardware fault on the card itself, or it not being seated
    > > properly in the slot, is there any other reason to cause it not to light

    > up
    > > (the led's at the rear where you plug the cable in) ?
    > >
    fhg, Jan 30, 2004
    #4
  5. fhg

    Me Guest

    Cat 5 yes, but is it a straight through or a cross-over cable.

    "fhg" <_(notreal)> wrote in message
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    > nope - correct cable (cat 5) & router on other end is ok (other attached

    pc
    > can use/connect). Must be the card ?!
    >
    >
    > > Wrong cable? Problem at the other end of the cable?
    > >

    >
    > > > other than a hardware fault on the card itself, or it not being seated
    > > > properly in the slot, is there any other reason to cause it not to

    light
    > > up
    > > > (the led's at the rear where you plug the cable in) ?
    > > >

    >
    >
    Me, Jan 30, 2004
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  6. fhg

    why? Guest

    On Fri, 30 Jan 2004 11:17:52 -0500, "fhg" <_(notreal)>
    wrote:

    >other than a hardware fault on the card itself, or it not being seated
    >properly in the slot, is there any other reason to cause it not to light up
    >(the led's at the rear where you plug the cable in) ?


    Both LEDs (Link/Speed)? The card model may not matter, you didn't
    mention it.

    The other end of the cable is not plugged into anything.

    Cable fault, replace with a known good cable.

    The device on the other end of the cable is not switched on.

    Me
    why?, Jan 30, 2004
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  7. fhg

    why? Guest

    On Fri, 30 Jan 2004 11:49:34 -0500, "fhg" <_(notreal)>
    wrote:

    >nope - correct cable (cat 5) & router on other end is ok (other attached pc


    CAT rating is not the issue. Is it a patch cable or crossover?

    >can use/connect). Must be the card ?!


    Swap the ends at the PCs or swap cables or even swap connections at the
    router.

    >
    >> Wrong cable? Problem at the other end of the cable?
    >>

    >
    >> > other than a hardware fault on the card itself, or it not being seated
    >> > properly in the slot, is there any other reason to cause it not to light

    <snip>

    Me
    why?, Jan 30, 2004
    #7
  8. fhg

    fhg Guest

    Straight through cable. .Same cable works ok on another known working
    PC/internet connection & using same router



    > Cat 5 yes, but is it a straight through or a cross-over cable.
    >


    > > nope - correct cable (cat 5) & router on other end is ok (other attached

    > pc
    > > can use/connect). Must be the card ?!
    > >
    > >
    > > > Wrong cable? Problem at the other end of the cable?
    > > >

    > >
    > > > > other than a hardware fault on the card itself, or it not being

    seated
    > > > > properly in the slot, is there any other reason to cause it not to

    > light
    > > > up
    > > > > (the led's at the rear where you plug the cable in) ?
    > > > >

    > >
    > >

    >
    >
    fhg, Jan 30, 2004
    #8
  9. fhg

    Me Guest

    Try another port on the router. Still no go? Try a new NIC. They're cheap.

    "fhg" <_(notreal)> wrote in message
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    > Straight through cable. .Same cable works ok on another known working
    > PC/internet connection & using same router
    >
    >
    >
    > > Cat 5 yes, but is it a straight through or a cross-over cable.
    > >

    >
    > > > nope - correct cable (cat 5) & router on other end is ok (other

    attached
    > > pc
    > > > can use/connect). Must be the card ?!
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > > Wrong cable? Problem at the other end of the cable?
    > > > >
    > > >
    > > > > > other than a hardware fault on the card itself, or it not being

    > seated
    > > > > > properly in the slot, is there any other reason to cause it not to

    > > light
    > > > > up
    > > > > > (the led's at the rear where you plug the cable in) ?
    > > > > >
    > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > >

    >
    >
    Me, Jan 30, 2004
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