Re: XPS410 onboard NIC failure - Solution found
- From: RnR <rnrtexas@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2009 23:13:30 -0600
On Sun, 22 Feb 2009 21:57:54 -0500, Ben Myers <ben_myers@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sun, 22 Feb 2009 14:04:56 -0500, Ben Myers <ben_myers@xxxxxxxxxxx>
I bought a PCI NIC card and found the same error. I sure didn't expectRouters have been known to stop routing for whatever reason. Powering
I'd already swapped cables, and also tried another port on the same
router that my other PC was running through just fine.
What fixed it was simply powering down the router. It came back up
just fine. Go figure.
Bruno <Bruno.Corsini@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
This morning the NIC suddenly failed on my XPS410. No hardware or
software changes have occurred in many months. Suddenly I got the tray
icon and it says I have limited or no connectivity.
If I open the Local Area Connection Status by clicking on the system
tray icon, the Activity shows packets sent, but packets received is
consistently 0. I've tried the Repair option, to no avail.
I've swapped cables and also tried other ports on the router (which
works with my other PC).
I went to Device Manager for the Intel(R) 82566DC Gigabit Network
Connection and it says the device is working properly. I then went to
the Link Speed tab and clicked Diagnostics. The Connection test will
sometimes pass, but the Pings fail. Or the connection test may fail
entirely. The Hardware tests succeed every time. The Cable signal
quality and status test succeeds, but the frequency response and
connections test show poor quality.
My conclusion is that the connector for the onboard NIC has failed.
Can anyone think of something else I could do? I assume I'd be OK to
disable the onboard NIC in the BIOS setup and buy a NIC card. Is that
the proper fix? Any recommendations for what I should buy? I need to
resolve this ASAP.
FYI... the system is out of warranty.
the router down and up reboots the firmware running inside... Ben Myers
Embarrassed to admit that sometimes when I have pc troubles
(peripherals included) and checking all I can think of, I overlook the
obvious "reboot" which I end up doing and wonder why I didn't try it
first :( . In this case, I never know if what I did made it work or
if the simple reboot made it work.
When in doubt, reboot. That's the first thing my ISP's
(soon-to-be-bankrupt Charter) techies invariably suggest when I call and
bitch about an outage. After I've already done the rebooting, of course.
1. Reboot the broadband modem.
2. Reboot the router.
3. Reboot the computer.
Of course, a script monkey is never trained to use the word "reboot" in
reference to a broadband modem or a router... Ben Myers
Thanks. I've come across this stuff before in my travels. Always
good to keep it in mind.
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