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  1. #1
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    Network Connectivity Problem

    I am running a home office network with three computers.

    Computer 1 is a Dell Dimension 4400, P4, 256MB RAM, running WIN XP Pro, CNet PRO 200 WL PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter, giving error message “A network cable is unplugged.” Ipconfig /all command gives me a “Media disconnected” message.

    Computer 2 is a Dell Dimension XPS, P2, 128MB RAM, running WIN 2000, SMC EZ card 10/100 (SMC 1211 TX) showing “Connected.” DHCP is enabled; autoconfiguration enabled; IP auto 169.254.35.37; subnet mask 255.255.0.0, default gateway is DNS servers.

    Computer 3 is a Dell Inspiron 3700, Celeron 433, 196MB RAM, running WIN XP Pro, D-Link 10/100 PC card, showing “Connected. DHCP is enabled; autoconfiguration enabled; IP auto 169.254.215.38; subnet mask 255.255.0.0. default gateway not enabled.

    All are connected via a SMC EZ hub 10/100 (5604DS). All LED’s are lit. The three ports in use are flashing rapidly, as are the LED’s on the NIC’s. All cables have been checked, re-checked, and reversed.

    Lookup in the MS Knowledge Base seem to point me to solutions involving a broadband connection. I am using a 56k dial-up. (Lucky to have phone service in the mountains!)

    Dell Tech Support also responded by pointing to a broadband problem.

    Any suggestions? Appreciate help.

  2. #2
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    Try hard coding the port speed and duplex mode in the adapter coonfiguration. It might be having problems with the auto detecting.

    Regards,

    Simon

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    Perrin:

    Thanks for the response. Sorry for the delay. Been out of touch for a week. Will give your proposed solution a try and let you know.

    Thanks again,


    BillHalfmoon

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