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Windows 7: Ethernet port not working

28 Nov 2010   #1

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Ethernet port not working

I just turned on my computer and windows is telling me that my Ethernet port is un plugged. Reinstalling the drivers for it didnt help. When i try and plug it in, the orange and green lights flash in this pattern: O . . . O G G G . . . and repeats. On other Ethernet ports the green on stays on and the orange one flickers. Is there any way i can install a new one? It looks as though the port is mounted on the
motherboard and I dont want to buy a new one.

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28 Nov 2010   #2


If you have a an open PCI slot you can add a card which should do the trip for you
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28 Nov 2010   #3

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer

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So you are plugging your Ethernet cable into your router, and your router is giving you the orange/green combo?

Power down, wait one minute, and power up your router.

Is this a wireless router?

You can also try a hard reset on the router.

Can you ping your router?
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29 Nov 2010   #4

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@kipper thanks, I didn't know they sold pci slots for
more ports.

@lemur it was the port on my computer, sorry if I wasn't clear. Taking your advice and an article I read and powered down my computer and unplugged it for about an hour or so and now it works fine.

Thank you both!
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