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jimmyhrfc
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S10e Broadcom Netlink Fast Ethernet NIC

Hi,

 

Has anyone else encountered a problem where the NIC is no longer communicating? In Windows XP I'm being told my network cable is unplugged - I've checked and double checked everything. I have used different cables (which have all worked from my other laptop) - have uninstalled/reinstalled the broadcom driver, restored to a restore point of 2 weeks ago, and even taken the drastic step of rebuilding the notebook, but still no joy! On checking the device and driver, it states that all is working correctly.

 

I'm not getting a connection either when using the web client available in the lenovo startup options which I assume negates any Windows XP cause of the problem.

 

I'm starting to consider that the NIC has a hardware fault which the netbook is not picking up. 

 

Wi-fi on the other hand is working fine.

 

Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated.

 

Jimmy

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Re: S10e Broadcom Netlink Fast Ethernet NIC

Try installing the latest driver release from Broadcom. Click.

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jimmyhrfc
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Re: S10e Broadcom Netlink Fast Ethernet NIC

Hi

 

I had already tried this, along with many other things. Having spoken with Lenovo support the cause of the problem appears to be a hardware fault either with the integrated NIC or the motherboard itself. Given that the netbook is now also randomnly rebooting (this has only started occurring since this morning), this only adds to confirm that I am looking at a more sinister problem and errs towards a motherboard issue.

 

Many thanks

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Re: S10e Broadcom Netlink Fast Ethernet NIC

Time for a warranty repair?
I don't work for Lenovo. I'm a crazy volunteer!

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