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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
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Connect the ethernet cable directly from your PC's network card to the modem (like it was before you got the router). If you can browse the web like that, your network card is okay. Also if there's a light on the modem labelled "ethernet" and it's lit when the PC is running, that also confirms the network card is okay.

Make sure you follow the routers connection instructions to the letter. In particular, you must use the ethernet lead that's supplied with the router to connect it to your PC. I made the mistake of thinking the one they supplied with my Belikin router was just like any other ethernet lead so I left it in the box and used one of my existing leads instead. It didn't work. I used the one they supplied and it was fine. I've since learned there are in fact two types of ethernet cable, "patch" and "crossover", depending on what you are using it for.

Edited by pip22, 05 February 2007 - 09:06 AM.

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I don't have any internet. I can't get a device driver for the ethernet card. I don't know what make card it is. My main pc works fine, but I had to get a linksys ethernet card, it didn't have one.
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