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HELP! Ethernet Plugged in but NO INTERNET?

90 58 January 23, 2011 at 10:08 PM
All this happen right before I was going to go to bed and I have no clue what's going on. If somebody knows or could point me in the right direction that would be great! I'm so frustrated right now. As the title says, I have a big gaming rid (to heavy for me to move) and it's wired to the router but I have no internet. It won't connected and it's wired! I have always had it wired and it automatically connected. All my other wired and wireless computers work but not this one. I thought it might have been the Ethernet cable so I unplugged it and plugged it into another computer and it picked up my internet network fine. What's the deal. I did a network diagnosed and repair and it says investigate router or broadband modem issues....no I just want it to connect automatically like it used to do. I didn't pressed any buttons in the control panel for it to do this. Just automatically booted me off the internet and won't connect anymore wired.
Anyone know what's going on?

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Your NIC is dead.

Do you have a wireless adapter you can try with the problem PC?

If it works, then you will need to get a NIC card to be wired.

You can try deleting the NIC in Control Panel and refreshing or reboot and see if the NIC works again.
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Do you know if you updated the drivers via Windows Update? Maybe you can rollback?

I have an Asus motherboard that has problems with the newest drivers that are available via Windows Update. I updated the drivers and the NIC wouldn't work... I even went to event viewer to see if there was any problems but nothing was reported.
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Check device manager for problems.
See if it is able to pull a IP address from the router on the router side.
Check if your firewall is blocking connections.
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Disconnect power from the router. Leave it that way for a few minutes. Reconnect.
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Do you have a fixed IP in the computer?
Change it to obtain an address automatically.
Right click on the adapter in Device Manager and check Advanced->Link speed.
Should be "Auto Detect".
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Quote from evongugg
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Do you have a fixed IP in the computer?
Change it to obtain an address automatically.
Right click on the adapter in Device Manager and check Advanced->Link speed.
Should be "Auto Detect".
ill bet this is the case.

Otherwise, your card may be dead. That would be the only logical solution if the cable works on other comps in the house, right?
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1) Check IP is automatic
2) Swap the cables and ports to a known working one. (another way to test would be to plug in a laptop to the cable that goes to your desktop.
3) Install the newest driver from your motherboard manufacturers website
4) You card is likely dead.
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Boot off a Linux LiveCD while wired up. Do you have Internet? If yes, then it's a software or settings problem in Windows. If no, it may be a hardware problem.
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