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  • Started 6 years ago by jmcguire
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jmcguire
jmcguire
Posts: 552

I have an onboard network card, but I installed a second so I can do a ad-hoc and not have to run another extremely long cable, I can simply run a cable from my computer to the other one. I have the card installed now and it is working (although the driver isn't installed yet. I have to find it.) I got the card for free at school because it was getting tossed.

My problem is, my built in card is not working now. I had my connection plugged into it and it shows up as Local Area Connection, now I have Local Area Connection 2, and I had to put the cable into the new card because the computer is no longer even displaying the connection from the built in card.

How do I fix this?

Thanks!

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Don't run 2 network cards, it confuses the system

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jmcguire
jmcguire
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How to I solve my problem and still use two cards?

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jd2066
jd2066
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That is odd. You should be able to run with two network cards at once.
You can try looking in the BIOS Setup for a setting to enable the onboard network card.
Maybe it is disabled by default when another card is added.
When you boot the computer there should be a key listed to get into the setup. Like ESC or F2.

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