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By ljackson.desoto ·
I have installed a PCI network adapter and when I put in in the slot the computer recognizes it and the driver installs, yet I do not get a green light on the card and when I plug in the network cable, it does not recognize the network. I know the network cable is good because I used a cable from another workstation that I know to be working. Any insight? Thanks.

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by CG IT In reply to Network Card Adapter

well lights don't mean squat.adds pizazzzz but thats about it. FYI some nics don't have lights.
So if your running W2K or XP, with everything hooked up, open a command prompt then type ipconfig/all and tell us what it says. include DNS, DHCP, IP with subnet mask information.

if you know your ISPs dns type ping<space><DNS address> and press enter. see if you time out and let us know that.

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umm one small minor insignificant thing. did you configure your nic with and IP address, subnet mask address, gateway address and DNS address???? if not, that's the problem.

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I know Nuth ING Nuth ING......wonder what Colonel Klink or Hogan thinks about lights.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Network Card Adapter

if this is a new nic it is probably trying to talk 100mb to 10bit switch (remedy with media type configuration on card see mfg website for step by step 'no link light' t-shooting) or cable is wrong (like crossover) or hub port is inappropriate (like uplink or no-use port)
if this is a used nic then maybe media type set wrong but also probably bad nic imho

i agree lights don't mean whatever you said there, uh, it dude, and hey, you give us your internet address and we'll give you ours (not)
i love my lites. pretty little lites...
i always start with, 'do i have link lite'?
if not and
this is known good cable into known good hub/switch port (test: use port and cable already working with another computer). elimates possible mistakes with wrong cable (eg. crossover) wrong hub port (eg. in uplink port or protected port next to uplink hub on some switches)
and still no joy.
then
make sure nic is configured for correct media type. lock down 'auto sense' to 10mb half duplex for test.
still no light?
bad nic
i have not ever run into bad led's on nic yet but always a first time

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