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Need help with my new Motherboard

By brocklesnarf5ww
Sep 18, 2007
  1. I bought a new Intel DQ965GF Motherboard http://www.intel.com/products/motherboard/dq965gf/index.htm
    it has a built in Audio/Graphics and LAN cards
    I installed all the drivers from the CD including the LAN which creates a Local Area Connection
    the problem is when i connect the router(D-Link), the "ADSL :Link/Act" light works the first time only.. and after i turn off the computer and turn it on again that light keeps going off and on off and on ... and it says i'm connected .... but no i cant use the internet

    i tried an external lan card but still the same problem, and tried more than a copy of win xp but still the same problem

    and the router works on my old pc fine

    sorry if i couldnt explain the problem well because my english is not that good, but does anybody know whats the problem ?
     
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +42

    Well the light is suppose to blink when its active, your problem isnt a hardware issue I dont think. I think its a setup issue through your OS/
     
  3. brocklesnarf5ww

    brocklesnarf5ww TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yeah it is supposed to blink quickly but it blink slowly
    yeah i guess its not a hardware problem too but i still need a solution :(
     
  4. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Your english is easier to understand that many on here.:)

    Are you able to get to the settings on your router?
     
  5. brocklesnarf5ww

    brocklesnarf5ww TS Rookie Topic Starter

    which settings ? settings i get when i go to "http://192.168......." ?
     
  6. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Yes, you need to see if there is a restriction on the ip ranges and then see if your network card's ip is within that range.

    Hope that makes sense, im no expert with networking, i only know a little of the basics.
     
  7. brocklesnarf5ww

    brocklesnarf5ww TS Rookie Topic Starter

    nope :( everything is fine with the router settings and lan card

    i noticed something
    when i shut down the computer and start it again the internet and router dont work, but when i shut down the computer and disconnect it from the electricity and then connect it and start it again, the internet and router work , whats up with that?

    there is something in the motherboard setup about Boot from LAN or something, can the problem be in that?
     
  8. Exonimus

    Exonimus TS Rookie Posts: 137

    You might want to check your bios and see if you find anything strange. It's not probable, but you can always have a look.

    The boot from LAN should have absolutely nothing to do with it. This setting makes certain computers(with some other settings enabled) able to boot up when a signal from another pc is given through the LAN. So I can't imagine it has anything to do with you not getting a connection.
     
  9. sashquash

    sashquash TS Rookie

    try downloading the latest softwares for your hardware and update your system too
     
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