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DFI nf4 lanparty ut ultra-d , network card weird problem


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ramirez2

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Hi everybody,

i need some help for this weird problem with Nforce4 mobos.

I was trying to plug a usb wireless d-link adapter (DWL-122) to my pc.
Suddenly i lost my modem cable internet connection, so i decided to reboot but all my connections in 'network

connections' disapeared. all network is down.

when i do a ipconfig nothing shows up, i have to NICs on my mobos.

I decided to reset all default with my BIOS and reboot but nothing.

Also in Network Connections control panel


I have been trying to view my network connections to be able to edit a setting for my onboard network card. When I

go to network connections, there is nothing there. I create new connections succesfully and they just don't show up.

I've disable and enabled again, rebooted, etc. but nothing. When I go to System-Device Manager, I see the 4

different things I have 2 Network Adapters(marvel yukon and nvidia) and 2 '1394' network interface card. I have no

network icon in my system tray to edit anything.

I'm at a complete loss. I've downloaded all of the latest windows updates, nforces drivers and boot with linux

livecd to check the network card, but it's not working too- thinking this may knock something in place. crying.gif

the green led light on both NICs is on but not blinking.

very strange because everything works well until today.

please help

TIA

my pc:
windows XP SP2
adm 3200+ 64
DFI nf4 lanparty ut ultra-d
ocz 1gb ram
super lanboy case
msi geforce 6600gt
seagate 160gb
SB audigy 2

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Hi ramerez2,

Which *nix distro did you try and how old is it? May not support all of your chipset.

Have you checked System services in XP? (Right click on My Computer and choose Manage. Click the Plus sign next to Services and Application on the left and choose service)make sure Network Connections, Network Location Awareness and Remote Access Connection Manager are started.

When all else fails try a system restore.
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hi silverbeard,

yes i tried, i have 2 windows xp on my pc, the first one show nothing as network connections, the 2nd show 1394 as network connections. I also tried to boot with Linux LiveCD and no network card found. very very strange.

maybe i should restore or flash the bios?

what do you mean by *nix distro?

My second computer on the same router works perfectly with the network.

TIA
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what do you mean by *nix distro?


Which Linux Distribution is your Live CD?

Since this is occurring in more than one OS I would suspect a hardware related issue.

The connections were in the ipconfig you ran so take a look in the Device Manager. (Start, right click on on My Computer and select Manage. Click on Device Manager) Find the network adapters and be sure they are Enabled(no red X) and That there are no yellow exclamation marks (drivers not properly installed).

Edited by silverbeard, 09 March 2007 - 11:27 AM.

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I Use knoppix for linux livecd, it supposed to detect network card automaticaly.


in cmd.exe , when i do ipconfig /all
it show nothing.


When I go to System-Device Manager, I see the 4

different things I have 2 Network Adapters enabled (marvel yukon and nvidia) and 2 '1394' network interface card.

do you think this maybe due to a short-circuit when i plugged the wifi usb?


TIA.

Edited by ramirez2, 09 March 2007 - 11:42 AM.

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RESOLVED!


i found the problem in other forums,

I depluged the PSU and the PC from the wall.
reboot, and reenter the mac mac address for the nvdia card in the BIOS.
then everything was back online. bingo!

thanks everybody.
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