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I bet ya'll can't figure this one out...

By GRunyon ยท 4 replies
Mar 6, 2006
  1. After messing around with my motherboard's (Abit IS7) BIOS settings, overclocking it to what I always do, I seemed to have lost my DSL connection (via my integrated ethernet connection), windows claims a cable is unplugged. Now, every other computer in my home network can get online so I know its now the network. I have also tried setting the BIOS to optimal settings, Failsafe settings, flashing the BIOS, re-installing widnows, using the CD to install the network drivers, and disabling the device/re-enabling it. Windows XP claims that the device is working properly, and recognises the ethernet device by it's proper name. I am starting to believe that maybe a wire in the wall is messed up in my bedroom... ill have to try setting it up downstairs today. I also plan on just throwing in a PCI ethernet card just so I can play some SWG. :giddy:

    But.... anything else you think it can be? Ever happen to you?
  2. Eric Legge

    Eric Legge TS Rookie Posts: 132

    Overclocking overclocks the PCI bus, so perhaps the Ethernet card doesn't like the extent to which it is overclocked. Try using theproper clocking settings.
  3. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    I thought he said he set his BIOS back to Failsafe settings, so the OCing would be gone, but that was a good point. Can you replace the cable from the PC Lan port to the wall LAN socket? Do you see 2 lights on the cable port when you plug into the mobo? My 2nd connection which goes up to the kids PC does this to me sometimes. I just wiggle the crap out of it and eventually I get it again. Happens every few weeks. I know I need to replace the end connector but keep forgetting to borrow a crimper tool from work IT dept. If you replace the LAN cable from your PC you'll need a crossover cable.
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,729   +409

    You can 'break' devices by overclocking. I bet he fried his ethernet controller, thats ok though. Putting a regular PCI card in rather than onboard shouldn't cost more than $10, really it shouldn't cost more than $5 if you've got a friend or a computer shop near by. I'll sell you one of mine for $15 + Shipping :)
  5. GRunyon

    GRunyon TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 55

    Yea I have tried a different cable and I have also wiggled it around alot.

    I have about 6 of thos ethernet cards aqt home, I will try one as soon as school lets out.
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