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ronniemac

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Hi new here dont no if I'm in the right place.I have 2 computers 1 works 1 cannot make internet connection message reads cable unplugged.Not true checked and rechecked everything.any ideas?
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What operating system are you using? I'm assuming your using a router and the router is all hooked up correctly to the modem?

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Thank u sorry it took so long.I'm using a D-LINK switch actually.Yes it is hooked up correctly.
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Thank u sorry it took so long.I'm using a D-LINK switch actually.Yes it is hooked up correctly.Windows XP
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Cable unplugged normally would signify that either the cable is faulty or your nic card has failed.
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Please forgive my ignorance.What steps do I take if my nic card has failed?
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If it's a standard Desktop PC, get a new $10-$20 NIC. For example:

http://www.newegg.co.......99&name=Yes

First thing I would do though is borrow the cable from the working computer. If the non-working computer now works you know you have a bad cable instead of a bad NIC.
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I can get either computer to connect 2 the internet but not at the same time.Maybe my switch has gone bad?Whoever logs on first gets the IP address.How can I know 4 sure?
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hi, have both comps. been able to connect at the same time before ?

is there power to the switch ? ie. any indicator lights on
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In this case are you using a modem or a router to connect?
If modem then you would have only one active IP assigned to it.
If router you would need to check with ISP to see if you have 2 IP's assigned to your account.
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hi RSHAFFER61.....hence my first question :)
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Then I suggest the last line of of my previous post.
I will also ask as deggitt did... has both systems ever been online at the same time before?
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