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    Default lan connection problems !Need help!

    about 3 days ago my brother was using our desktop and the light went out. after we turn the PC back on it said that the "Lan cable was unplugged", but the cable was plugged, I tried reinstalling the lan software for the motherboard, unplugging the cables, and shutting down the computer. It worked for one reboot, and then it said the cable was unplugged and nothing worked again. (The little yellow light where the cable is plugged doesn't turn on)

    my mother board is a ASUS 865G series, I use Windows XP.

    is there anything I can do? if not please give me recommendations of the best motherboard I could get as a replacement.

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    I tried repair and it worked (for 5th time), but I'm very sure it will stop working.
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    Not worth spending money on outdated technology.
    If you need a network adaptor, then get just that, not a new board.

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    You can try ipconfig /release and ipconfig /renew from run (you must type the first, then the second) and that sometimes does a better job than repair. However, it should be essentially the same as rebooting in most cases, so I don't exactly know what's going on there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Volvogga View Post
    You can try ipconfig /release and ipconfig /renew from run (you must type the first, then the second) and that sometimes does a better job than repair.
    Actually repair does a better job because it disables the device entirely, thus severing any connection and re-enables it afresh.

    Let's say that the devices stalls (buffer issues, etc). In such a case, ipconfig is completely useless and only a device restart can solve the problem. This is either achieved by repairing (which is English for disabling, re-enabling) or completely powering off the device (restarting).

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    Very true. The problem with networking is (at least with DHCP) that it isn't necessarily just your device that you need to worry about. Repair/Release gives the other side a confirmation that your refreshing the network.

    In your example though, repair is better, absolutely.

    Besides that, 'cable unplugged' is so damn generic. Could be the opposite end, could be a break in the cable... bleah. ><
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jyuu View Post
    Not worth spending money on outdated technology.
    If you need a network adaptor, then get just that, not a new board.
    The problem is in my desktop my laptop works just fine and they share the same network. I even tried plugging the cable I use for my laptop into my desktop and it didn't work, the problem is in my desktop not my network adaptors (one for the lam and one for wireless).
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    Quote Originally Posted by zerocold96 View Post
    The problem is in my desktop my laptop works just fine and they share the same network. I even tried plugging the cable I use for my laptop into my desktop and it didn't work, the problem is in my desktop not my network adaptors (one for the lam and one for wireless).
    ...

    I didn't say that your network was bad. I said that it could be your network adaptor/network interface card/the freaking RJ-45 hole in which you plug in the cable to connect it to your network or whatever you want to call it in your own language if you cannot understand what a network adaptor means.

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    Jyuu says: Buy a PCI network card ($10), not a new motherboard ($100).

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    Exactly.
    This:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833166004

    I had a similar problem after a thunderstorm. Worked like a charm after getting a new NIC. No need to change your mobo just yet, just pay $5 for the part, and $5 shipping.

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    Heh, a Realtek.

 

 
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