Re: it says network cable not connected
- From: "timO'" <timothy.w.oleary@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2008 08:58:39 -0800 (PST)
On Nov 23, 11:26 am, "timO'" <timothy.w.ole...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Nov 14, 3:36 am, Paul <nos...@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
out of no where this happened. Cannot do anything with ipconfig it
says media is disconnected. tried disabling then enabling.
good cable. router just blinks once every two seconds or so.
Propeortis shows all the right boxes with x's, device manager says the
adapter is working OK.
Maybe i'll get a USB to Ethernet adapter, or a wireless access point
and a usb wi-fi adapter.
I think the adapter on the mobo died.
It's my wife's PC and she is really upset I can't snap my fingers and
Some Asus network interface chips have a habit of dying.
But we cannot advise on that, without you telling
us the model number of the Asus motherboard.
As for a replacement, if I was shopping for a fix, and had
given up on the built-in, I'd buy a PCI card or a
PCI Express x1 card with Ethernet chip on it. Using
USB to pump a lot of bits, and reliably, is just
asking for trouble.
If you had a laptop or a netbook, and the only interface
left was a USB one, then you'd have no choice in the matter.
But with a desktop PC, you have more choices.
At one time, the local big box store had a barrel full of
$10 network cards. The chip on it is probably not a "keeper"
(RTL8139), and may not be the best performer. But for $10,
it is good enough for some testing/debugging. I still have
my spare, in the junk closet. I'd use that, to try to
quickly get a connection going.
Sorry for not including the mobo info. It's my wife's ASUS P4S8X-MX
with an INTEL CELERON 325 2.53gHz. Windows XP Pro SP2
So the problem vanished the next day as suddenly as it appeared.
Two days of panic. I went out and bought a wireless router so I could
plug my USB Wi-Fi adapter for her.
But then it began working again.
Not exactly a false alarm, but for now there is no symptom to isolate.
thanks for the responses and interest
just thinking some more the only thing I did just prior to the event
was run revouninstall to get rid of some application which was popping
up and annoying her.
I had acquired the PC used a year ago. It had been configured as a DVR
(Digital Video Recorder) but the vendor had gone out of business and
there was no resources or support for the application. I had
reconfigured the box for her to use for email and surfing and skype.
I removed a lot of the applications I could indentify as relating to
the DVR functions.
But a few pop ups persisted, but did not appear in the add/remove
I also think I ran CCleaner. That that last vestige remained and the
compalints started to escalate.
I am not sure how I found out about revo uninstall, but it did the
trick. And there may not have been any connection between the events.
I do believe I ran the revo on one day, then the next day the computer
ran fine (no pop-up); then sometime in the afternoon the network
Tried a bunch of stuff because my wife was flipping out; I posted my
SOS, then went to town to see if I could buy a wi-fi access point.
Best Buy said the Netgear router was cheaper than an access point, so
we got it.
got home too late to mess with it. next day computer started and ran.
router is still in the sealed box.
I was thinking the problem was hardware, but am realizing it may have
been registry or software.
My teourbleshooting skills are still too limited, and the symptom went
away too fast for me to get to try more things.
We subscribe to Verizon Internet Security Suite.It's a firewall and
virus scanner, etc.
Might have been that.
I am getting ready to start another post for a ne problem
thanks again for the great ideas and feedback on this one.
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