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Topic # 55335 30-Dec-2009 16:47
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Something interesting here: the ethernet adapter in my small notebook seems dead - no LEDs when I plug an ethernet cable - tried three different cables, directly to a router and through a switch.

I tried a USB/Ethernet adapter too - but same results.

However, if I try a live Ubuntu CD the USB/Ethernet adapter works, while the onboard ethernet adapter is still dead...

Any ideas? I would understand the onboard adapter not working, but not the USB adapter?




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  Reply # 286110 30-Dec-2009 17:40
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Have you had a look to see if the device is showing in device manager?



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  Reply # 286111 30-Dec-2009 17:42
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Yes, the device is showing, and showing as working - but when I insert the ethernet cable no LED comes up, and the status doesn't change to cable connected.

Latest drivers loaded, all in order.

Very strange. I wonder if Windows 7 is not monitoring status changes on these devices.




 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 286133 30-Dec-2009 18:28
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They have not been turned off to save power? If on battery they will turn off.

I have found my dell at work is nasty in that regard. If I put it on battery then the nic just will not turn on even switching it on via the dell desktop software does not work.







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  Reply # 286136 30-Dec-2009 18:32
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Sounds like an adapter problem. If you haven't already a reboot of Windows and disable/enable of adapter might be worth a try.

Ethernet and wi-fi are one of the weaker areas of Windows 7 to me which seems bizarre as it's not new technology is it?

It also seems poor that there is not automatic management options of the two e.g when ethernet is plugged in wi-fi becomes disabled and re-eanbled when it's unplugged or have I missed something?

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  Reply # 286138 30-Dec-2009 18:35
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I also had issues with the NIC powering off when moving my netbook in standby mode from a Wifi to wired network; had to either restart or manually instigate 'add new hardware' in device manager.



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  Reply # 286140 30-Dec-2009 18:42
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Hmmm. Nope. Tried Disable/Reboot/Enable, Uninstall/Install, changed all Power Management options to not allow OS to stop the devices, but nothing there. I would say it's a board fault...




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  Reply # 286509 2-Jan-2010 13:28
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Have you tryed a second ethernet cable? possably you have a dodgy cable?




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  Reply # 286581 3-Jan-2010 00:11
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SCM: Have you tryed a second ethernet cable? possably you have a dodgy cable?


As I said in my original post, I tried three different cables, and tried using a USB/ethernet adapter - which works ok under Ubuntu Linux, but won't work on Windows 7 either.




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  Reply # 288685 10-Jan-2010 15:04
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Have you tried safe mode with networking?

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