03-18-2010 05:32 PM
I am plugging my computer into my Linksys router (this computer will not be connecting wirelessly). Unfortunately my computer believes that the network cable is unplugged. Allow me to provide some details before we continue!
Router: Linksys WRT54GL v1.1, with up-to-date firmware
Ethernet Card: Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (with up-to-date drivers)
Computer OS: Windows 7 64-bit
And now for the fun part. First, I figured that it was a bad ethernet cable, so I tried another, and another still. The cable does not seem to be the problem.
Second, I figured that it may well be my ethernet card. I plugged the ethernet cable from my cable modem directly in to my ethernet card and was instantly rewarded with a connection. With that, I noted that my ethernet card is not the problem.
Third, I figured, well, it must be the router. I tried the four ports on the back of the router to see if one was bad. None of them worked. The router does not show any lights for ports 1, 2, 3, or 4, no matter where I plug it in. Progress! Certainly it is the router, right? To make certain, I ran an ethernet cord from the router to a laptop and was rewarded once again with a connection. So the router is not the problem.
After doing some reading both here and abroad, I reduced my "Speed & Duplex" to 10 Mbps Half Duplex. That did not solve the problem.
Any and all help would be immensely appreciated, as I am rather frustrated. Please let me know if I can provide any more information for you. Thanks in advance for your help!
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