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What makes my nic fail?

Having a networking issue at home...

Computer is on, everything working fine. Shutdown.

Computer boots, no IP. Nic lights are solid. ipconfig tells me the media is disconnected.

Must either reboot router and /renew or move cable to other nic and will get IP and work. Shutdown. Repeat.
Permalink Send private email JoC 
July 18th, 2007 3:28pm
I bet your switch/router is the one failing.
Permalink Michael B 
July 18th, 2007 3:29pm
Bad cable?
Loose connector?
Bad driver?
Permalink xampl 
July 18th, 2007 3:29pm
I'd bet on the router failing.  The symptoms you describe sound like what happens on a managed switch when the switch port is disabled - connection lights indicate it's ok, but nothing works.  Maybe you've got it plugged into a port that has a switch to make it a crossover?
Permalink Send private email Ward 
July 18th, 2007 3:36pm
What Ward meant to say instead of nothing is "try upgrading the firmware on the router".
Permalink Michael B 
July 18th, 2007 3:44pm
Err, apologies, Ward.  I confused you with Wayne.
Permalink Michael B 
July 18th, 2007 3:52pm
Thanks for the suggestions.
Permalink Send private email JoC 
July 18th, 2007 4:20pm
masturbation is the primary cause of nic failure.
Permalink Send private email arg! 
July 18th, 2007 8:56pm

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