Network card light no blinking and no internet

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by adzul01, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. adzul01

    adzul01 Guest

    I am using vista ultimate. I can't access the internet since the onboard
    LAN was hit by lightning (this is my guess). I bought a D Link PCI NIC
    card and put it in pci slot 1 but still can't access the internet.
    there was not blinking light at all. Thought that this might be due to
    external modem problem. hooked up my laptop to the modem and can access
    the internet. So, modem is in good shape. I bought a second NIC by
    realtek and put it in the 2nd pci slot. Put it in, install the driver
    and connect the cable but still no light. Tried to disable it and enable
    it many times, no solution. when I checked the device manager, these
    two NICs are working properly. can somebody tell me what to do? thanks
    for your help...
    adzul01, Apr 6, 2009
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  2. Hi
    From he what you describe it seems that there is more hardware problem with
    the computer than just the LAN card.
    However you can try to take out the two LAN cards, if there is Onboard card
    switch it Off in the BIOS. Boot the computer with out any LAN card, look at
    the Device Manger and clean any residual LAN related installation (if any).
    Switch off the computer insert only one of the new cards, reboot and install
    the drivers.
    Jack (MS, MVP-Networking)
    Jack [MVP-Networking], Apr 6, 2009
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  3. adzul01

    westom Guest

    First, that is why better computer manufacturers provide comprehensive
    hardware diagnostics for free. Simple test may have identified the
    detect a first time ... without any complications also from Windows.

    Second, the new NIC should also have diagnostics from the
    manufacturer. Does the NIC work in that computer? Diagnostics loads
    without any Windows complications and answers definitively.

    Now, NIC diagnostic first talk between the motherboard CPU and NIC
    computer. Then the final test is for the NIC to talk out to other

    Third, of course you removed drivers for all uninstalled NICs before
    installing the new NIC? Just another complication from Windows that
    would be easier to find if the hardware was first tested with its
    westom, Apr 6, 2009
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