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Windows 7: Windows 7 to AirPort Extreme via Ethernet Cable Issues


31 Dec 2010   #1

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Windows 7 to AirPort Extreme via Ethernet Cable Issues

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31 Dec 2010   #2

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Can you log into your router by typing its IP address into IE?
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31 Dec 2010   #3

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No, it cannot display the page. It seems to be the whole back of the motherboard. The USB Ports don't work when I plug in the mouse or keyboard, nor do the actual mouse or keyboard slots. I have power on them, they light up, and the mouse and keyboard light up, and the spot where the cable is plugged in lights up, but I can't move the mouse or type on the keyboard. So, right now I have them plugged into the front of the PC and they are working fine.

It worked when I first powered up the PC, but I had an issue originally with Windows reading the HDD, so I had to open the case and mess around with the SATA cables and when I rebooted it up the mouse and keyboard stopped working on the back panel. But I don't understand why I have power on them but they're just not working.

Right now, I am leaving the computer unplugged for a little bit then going to plug it back in and see what happens. I'd assume a cable or something must have come unplugged on the MoBo, but rationally I don't think that's possible if I have power on the back panel.
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31 Dec 2010   #4

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If you enter your BIOS, is "Legacy USB" or something similar enabled? If not, enable that, plug your keyboard and mouse into the back USB ports and see if they work.
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31 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mewithoutYou View Post
No, it cannot display the page. It seems to be the whole back of the motherboard. The USB Ports don't work when I plug in the mouse or keyboard, nor do the actual mouse or keyboard slots. I have power on them, they light up, and the mouse and keyboard light up, and the spot where the cable is plugged in lights up, but I can't move the mouse or type on the keyboard. So, right now I have them plugged into the front of the PC and they are working fine.

It worked when I first powered up the PC, but I had an issue originally with Windows reading the HDD, so I had to open the case and mess around with the SATA cables and when I rebooted it up the mouse and keyboard stopped working on the back panel. But I don't understand why I have power on them but they're just not working.

Right now, I am leaving the computer unplugged for a little bit then going to plug it back in and see what happens. I'd assume a cable or something must have come unplugged on the MoBo, but rationally I don't think that's possible if I have power on the back panel.
If you were messing with stuff inside the computer there is a good chance the board saw a bit of excess voltage in the wrong places, they can be very sensitive to that sort of thing. Clearing the cmos would be my first choice to fix this sort of problem.

The process is a bit different depending on who made your board. If you built this machine yourself you should have no problem figuring out how to clear the cmos.
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31 Dec 2010   #6

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Reset the CMOS and enabled Legacy USB (well, something similar -- forget the exact name), and the USB ports in the back are now working. The network, however, still does not. I tried trouble shooting and it reads:

Install a driver for your network adapter
Windows did not detect a properly installed network adapter. If you have a network adapter, you will need to re-install the driver.

However, I don't see any Gigabyte drivers for my MoBo that would necessarily help.
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31 Dec 2010   #7

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Got it. Didn't see the Ethernet update. Wow, I am an idiot. Thanks everyone.
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31 Dec 2010   #8

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So its all working OK now?
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31 Dec 2010   #9

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Yes, thanks.
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01 Jan 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mewithoutYou View Post
Got it. Didn't see the Ethernet update. Wow, I am an idiot. Thanks everyone.
Glad to hear you got everything working again mewithoutYou, Happy newyear.
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