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09-05-2001, 10:05 AM
I recently had to replace my cable modem due to a power surge during an electric storm. Having replaced this I was still having trouble, so I replaced the RJ-45 cable, no luck, I then moved the ethernet card to a different slot in the computer, nothing. Any suggestions or things to try other than replacing the card.
09-05-2001, 02:18 PM
Ummm... think about it. The cable modem was fried. Might the component adjacent to it be fried as well? You're lucky your whole computer isn't gone. Get a new NIC. Linksys, Netgear, 3Comm, IBM or Intel are the ones you will have the most luck with. Stay away from the cheap cards or you will have more problems, just like everybody else who uses cheap cards.
09-05-2001, 05:22 PM
If your cable modem isn't also on a surge protecter the pulse can follow the communications cable and fry your computer anyway.
Then you would have to post in Suckage/Not So Suckage and we would all laugh at you.
09-07-2001, 09:49 AM
:) Ethernet card had a lifetime warranty, sent it in and got it back already, and I'm back in business - done and done
09-08-2001, 11:32 AM
just wanted to add to what evilcyclops said:
Intel and 3Com are definitely the best brands for NICs, especially if you're using WinNT/Win2k. Most other brands aren't certified by MS, and badly programmed drivers are one of the major reasons why computers crash.
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