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New Motherboard, no ethernet connection problem

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  • Started 7 years ago by Crazyeye
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Crazyeye
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Recently put a new Gigabyte motherboard with an A64 X2 4000 2.1G processor on my computer. Under my network connections I have two 1394 connections on the list, I do have a fire wire connection on the back, not hooked up though, but when I plug in the Ethernet to its connection there is no response as to acquiring a network address.

I click the status of the connections and no IP is assigned. Am I lacking a driver or is it maybe disabled from the CMOS? I know the router is working fine since my Xbox 360 gets on to the internet no problem. I double checked the quality of the cable that is running to the pc too.

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Eyevan
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You need to give more information in order to be helped out.

Did you check the device manager to see if the network adapter was installed? Did you try swapping data cables to check if the data cable is damaged? Did you try switching the port that the data cable is plugged into on the router? Are the lights blinking on the network adapter and on the router when the data cable is connected?

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Crazyeye
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I did look in the device manager and it has the "1394" adaptors listed and no yellow question mark under the network adapters. I put the cable on my xbox 360 and it worked fine accessing the internet, I tried every port on the back of the router and didn't see any blinking, no luck with any of it.

I kind of went around the problem and bought an Ethernet card, as soon as I installed it it detected a "lan" connection, and was able to get set with the Internet. You think possibly I got a flawed motherboard? I forgot to mention I went to website and downloaded the new drivers for the motherboard too, no luck.

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Eyevan
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I'm assuming you checked the BIOS to see if the integrated network adapters were disabled. If not go ahead and check.

Also, do you have a network icon on the toolbar with a red X over it?

Try connecting that computer straight to the dsl/cable modem- Bypass the router. Is your router setup to act as a DHCP?

It could be your motherboard is bad.

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pip22
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Nothing wrong with your motherboard, Crazyeye. 1394 ports are for connecting two local devices together for sharing resources -- this is the preferred method for local networking since 1394 allows much faster data transfer compared to a 10/100 network card. However, 1394 doesn't give you internet access. That's where the network card comes in to play.

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