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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-30-2007, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
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NIC card...

dammit... my primary comuter is showing me a message "network cable unplugged".... happened during the storm last night. I've checked all the connections and they seem to be OK... the two other computers on the same router seem to be working OK too, I'm on one right now to access the net.

Did the storm blow out my NIC card? How can I test it?

Please advise.... my old ass is lost over here.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-30-2007, 10:59 AM
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Try switching to a different port on the router for the affected pc. If the link comes back, you have a bad port on the router, if it doesn't you have a bad NIC. Either way, it looks like it might require a ride to Frye's...
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I'll give it a try..

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Alright Mardyn you hit a nerve with the whole NIC Card deal. You are essentialy saying "Network Interface Card Card". It is common but no less annoying. Back to your issue.

Just like a car start with known good parts or the the cheapest. Of course always reboot EVERYTHING first but I am sure you tried this.
1. Change the port on the router.
2. Swap the network cable with a known good one.
3. Replace the NIC with a 20.00 10/100 PCI card from anywhere that sells computer parts.
4. Post back up if those three steps don't fix it.
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I'm back Baby!!


I switched the cable over to the last open port on the router and it came back up.

Yea, I realized I was saying '"card card".... but I figured I could get a pass since I'm an old focker

Thanks for the help guys!

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Alright Mardyn you hit a nerve with the whole NIC Card deal. You are essentialy saying "Network Interface Card Card". It is common but no less annoying. Back to your issue.
Technically, back in the day it was called a Network Interface Controller Card. Dude just might be old school?

I used to think the same thing though until I looked it up and came to the conclusion that both titles are acceptable. Although, I have a buddy that we've been arguing about this for about 6 years now.

We also argued the subnet zero thing until they changed the RFC.

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