posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 01:51 PM
After much waiting, my local ISP finally came out to my place at the end of last week and got my DSL connection working. I plugged it in and all was
well. The next day, I decided that I would install a Linux distro, since I prefer Linux to Windows. When I ran the live CD, everything was still
clicking on all cylinders. When I installed Linux, I noticed that my LAN connection wasn't being picked up. So, I figured it must've been the
install or something, so I decided to install Windows again so that I could get onto the internet to see if there was a fix for this via the forum for
So, I reinstall Windows, plugged in the DSL cable and...nothing happened. The all the green lights went on, showing that there was a connection, but
the orange data transfer light wasn't flashing. I thought that something may have been wrong with the DSL box.
Today, for an unrelated issue, the technician came out and while he was here, my wife asked him about the internet. He hooked his laptop up to our
connection and it worked fine. He went through the files on our computer and said that Windows wasn't picking up the network card. He suggested
reinstalling Windows. I did that today and nothing has changed.
Has this happened to anyone else? Is there a command that I can run that will force Windows to pick up my network card and start using it? I think
that it is strange that when I plug the cable into the box, the green lights on the box and in the LAN slot, turn on showing that they're connected,
but it's obvious that no data is transferring. If there is no command, should I take my computer to a repair shop/get a new network card? Is there
maybe a USB type adaptor that I can get to plug the LAN cable into then into a USB slot until I have the motivation to take my computer to a
Thanks for your help ATS/BTS!