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john god

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I just got a cable modem for my internet.I have a router so my son can connect. How can I tell if my ethernet card in the pc works? It says cannot detect modem.The light on the ethernet card was on than went off. Only the bottom green light was on.

Windows 98 SE I use a linksys router BEFW11S4V4 Motorola Surfboard Cable Modem
Service Electric And Cable ISP

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Edited by john god, 04 February 2007 - 02:03 PM.

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whr r u frm tell me. i can help u.
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new jersey with a windows 98
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Ignore "solaris". People don't need to know where you are from to really help you. Sometimes it might apply since things are different in different locations, but not in this case. Also, be wary of new users offering to assist you.

If the link light is not on, then it will not work. You might try a different cable since that is an easy test.

If I understand you correctly, you have a cable modem attached to a router which is then attached to the computer, correct?

If so, the first thing to do is to make sure that the computer can talk to the router. Most have a default IP address and should normally assign an IP address to the computer. There are often lights on the router to tell you if it is connected to another machine.

You can look at the network properties to see if settings are configured for the network interface.
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Kemasa

Thanks for your reply.
One light is on, the bottom one is green, the top one doesn't light up.
It has a yellow ? next to PCI ETHERNET CONTROLLER. It says windows was unable to locate a driver for this device.
Unkown device.

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Since it is Win98, you may need to download a driver for the ethernet card. Do you know that make of the ethernet card?

I suspect once you download and install the driver for it, it should work.
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Sorry, I don't know the make of the ethernet card.
Is there a way I could find out?
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Well, one way is to take it out, but that is not always easy. You could try selecting to upgrade the driver and search the internet for it (I know that is an option with XP, but not sure about 98). I am not sure if the hardware information will say the make of the card since I mainly deal with Linux.

Perhaps someone else can help with a suggestion on how to determine the driver that is need for it.
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On that pc I can't get on the internet.
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Oh, yeah, that was real clever of me :-). Sorry.

Do you know if there was a CD that came with the network card? I realize that it might have gotten lost over time.

If you go into add hardware from the control panel, is there any option to see what the system things that it is?

Also, have you tried letting it try to find a driver from the install CD?
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Hi. I know of a program that allows you to see makes of anything in your computer. It is called System Spec. Here is the link if you want to try it out.

http://www.alexnolan...are/sysspec.htm
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You could try downloading that program and writing it to a CD, then run it on the other machine. Everest is another program which might help:

http://www.majorgeek...wnload4181.html

Again, you would need to transfer it to the other machine.
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Sorry again. I don't have a install cd. I got this pc used.
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