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Topic # 13783 29-May-2007 09:39
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Hi all,


I’ve got a little issue, over the last few days when ever I boot my PC it’s telling me it’s not got a connection. Now my older PC is fine it’s connected and happily web browsing. I’ve tried switching ports on the router and the cable round.


The only thing that seems to work is going into connections and messing with the properties, doesn’t matter which ones I change as long as I change something. This doesn’t always work the 1st time but usually only a couple of efforts to get it to connect.


Any ideas on what’s going on? It’s not a card but on the motherboard.


2nd question what’s a good brand of modem/router to get. Currently have a D-Link DSL-504G. I’d like to stay away from wireless as well.




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  Reply # 72634 29-May-2007 09:58
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Some PCs have a BIOS setup function that enables checking your Ethernet port at boot up.  Have a look in setup and see if there's a function like that, and if so, disable it.

However, it is more likely Windows that is notifying you when it starts with this message "Network Cable Unplugged".

In that case, it sounds like you have already done all the right things to eliminate the cause of the fault.  By swapping cables and router ports, you have proved that those items aren't at fault.  So...  this leaves only the network port on your motherboard, which sounds like it has a fault.

It won't be economic to repair your motherboard, although if it is still under warranty, you should be able to swap it for a new one.

Failing that, I would suggest disabling the motherboard's network port and buying a $30 network card from DSE or somewhere like that.  It will be the cheapest solution.

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