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Network Card Stopped Working


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Razza21

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:) My network card has stopped working for no apparent reason. I plugged out the wire, plugged it back into my laptop, and ever seen it hasn't worked. I know the network port is active, because it works with my laptop. I have tried other ports with my pc, but still "limited or no connectivity". Nothing was new installed before it stopped working.....any suggestions?!?! Help is greatly appreciated, believe me! :tazz:
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If you have any other computers connected to this router by a network do: Start > Run > cmd <enter> > ipconfig.

In ip config it will show you the IP Address of that computer, the subnet mask and any other needed information.

Click start > control panel (in the left pane select "classic view") > open "Network Connections", right click the affected network adapter, and select properties > Double click "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)", change the IP Address to a static network ip (typically 192.168.x.x), Subnet Mask is usually 255.0.0.0, gateway will be your Router's IP Address, DNS server will also be your Routers IP Address, or your ISP's DNS Server IP. Try the above, if I didn't explain it well, please PM me, as I wrote this in a rush!
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Try updating the drivers by going to update.microsoft.com, or go to the network card manufacturer site. - You said the port works on your laptop, plug the lead into your laptop and do the following:

Start > Run > cmd <enter> > ipconfig <enter>.

Everything there will be the needed settings, if you copy these things over to the computer, but changing the IP Address to something else it should work.
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just as a question....are you actually using a router or just plugging straight into the modem? if you are...when you switch computers on a hardwired direct to modem system....alot of times you have to power cycle the modem when you reconnect to a different machine....

if you are using a router with a network and all that jazz....when the limited or no connectivity message comes up click it and choose repair.
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