04-09-2009 07:48 PM
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04-10-2009 12:57 AM
1) Are Ethernet drivers installed (no yellow marks in Device Manager)
2) Are all settings of "TCP/IP v 4" in prperties of Ethernet card in Networks Manager setto default/automatic?
3) Do you have DHCP enabled on your router?
Are other laptops able to connect via that cable?
04-10-2009 07:58 PM
Yes, the ethernet driver is installed and the device is working properly according to Windows.
DHCP server is set to "on" under LAN setting of router.
The ethernet property"TCP/IP v4" is also set to automatically obtain IP address, which is the default setting.
I don't understand why it does not work. I have been using a Dell Inspiron 6000 (Windows XP) before this laptop and wireless and ethernet worked fine. Maybe Windows Vsta is the cause here?
Thanks for your input.
04-11-2009 03:49 AM
04-11-2009 10:32 PM
04-12-2009 05:24 PM
Someitmes, Vista is a little slow to connect via Ethernet....some things to try:
- Turn your wireless OFF.
- Select CONTROL PANEL, NETWORK & INTERNET then Network Connections. There should be an icon for your LAN and one for your Wireless. Is it "enabled?" If not, right mouse click and enable it.
- Select CONTROL PANEL, NETWORK & INTERNET then Network and Sharing Center. is there a RED X on the connection? if so, mouse click on it and try a "repair connection".
04-12-2009 07:25 PM
After I disable the wireless coonection and then plug the ethernet in, the LAN icon will become "enable" and the "red x" disappears. Vista is then trying to identifying the connection and after 30 sec to 1 minute, it cannot establish a connection (unidentified network). I try to repair it but with no success. It's set to auto get IP address but still not working. I also tried resetting the router. It's just weird...it should just simply be plug and play.....
Thanks for the input 6thSense.
04-12-2009 11:18 PM
04-13-2009 07:36 PM
Thanks skripatch !!! I use MAC filtration on my router and did not realize that the wireless card and LAN ethernet have different MAC addresses. Thanks for your continued help. Im glad you didn't give up! Once I plug the ethernet cable in, it started working in like 5 seconds and Vista actually manage both the wireless and LAN at the same time, but I just turn the wireless off and only use LAN....
Thanks to all for your help