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# 105727 9-Jul-2012 14:36
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A friend of mine has an almost new TP-Link router. It worked fine with a wired connection to his PC XP desktop and WiFi connection to new apple laptop for a few weeks.

Recently though the wired internet connection stopped working, but WiFi still works fine from the apple laptop. Neither the apple laptop nor the PC desktop work when plugged directly into the router, with different cables.

My conclusion is the Ethernet ports on the router have somehow failed. Can anyone think of what else it could be?

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  # 652951 9-Jul-2012 14:46
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I have the same problem on a vodafone hg556a, except in this case the router itself knows that the ethernet cables aren't working.  Is there anything showing in the router admin pages?

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  # 652954 9-Jul-2012 14:48
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I looked through the admin pages and couldn't see anything obvious. When you plug a cable in the light on the router goes on, but DCHP doesn't see them, and the windows machines never get an IP. I forget the IP it got, but it was in the range that windows takes on automatically if it's not connected to a router.

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