P5LD2-X, lan socket not working

By Plankt
Aug 30, 2008
  1. Hello again.

    I'm having some problems with my lan connection.
    When I connect my ethernet cable to the lan socket the lights doesn't show (you know the little green and yellow light that shows if it's connected/is sending information)..
    I know the cable works because I tried it with my other computer.

    This is my motherboard, it has a lan socket aswell.
    Asus P5LD2-X/1333 i945GC 2DDR2-DIMM 3PCI 3PCIe SATA Audio LAN Socket775 ATX

    I'm guessing:
    1) The lan socket is broken.
    2) I don't have the correct drivers installed.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415


    you will only get lights on the socket if the cable is plugged into a HUB or a ROUTER, if you plug it straight into another PC it wont work, to go from PC to PC you need a cross over cable.

    If you are plugging into a hub or router and your lights dont come on then yes the socket is stuffed.

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