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    M10000 network card cable not detected

    I got a Via EPIA M10000 Motherboard for XMas and i just hooked it up yesterday and when i plugged in the network cable, the lights don't light up and windows XP says the cable isn't connected. This is the same cable i use to connect my computer and for kicks i tried another cable. Am i missing something cause i think i know how to hook up a network cable? Everything else seems to work fine. I know someone who had a similar problem with a Dell and had to get a new network card instead of using the built in one so i'm hoping that is not the case. I don't want to have to return it. Thanks for any help.

    -matt

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    have you checked the BIOS to make sure it's enabled?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpacemanSpiff
    have you checked the BIOS to make sure it's enabled?
    I don't think it would be disabled if Windows is detecting it... Check out the Device Manager and see if there are any conflicts or anything.

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    Make sure you use the correct type of cable (crossover - straight).

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    Quote Originally Posted by egeekial
    I don't think it would be disabled if Windows is detecting it... Check out the Device Manager and see if there are any conflicts or anything.
    you're very right, - teach me to read the thread better next time!!!

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    If you're not even getting a link light it's probably a hardware issue. Since you've already tested the cable and your networking equipment, it kind of points towards your onboard NIC. Could the underside of your M10K be shorted on something? Try removing the board from whatever case you're using and retest. Also, try wiggling the cable around to see if that causes the link lights to flicker. It's possible the connector has a cold solder joint or is otherwise defective. Inspect inside the M10k nic connector. Are there any bent or misaligned pins?

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    I don't have a answer, but it started working today. I updated some drivers including the LAN card driver. i can't figure out how that would fix it since it seemed to be a problem at a lower, but for whatever reason it's working. Thanks to everyone that replied.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warnockm
    I don't have a answer, but it started working today. I updated some drivers including the LAN card driver. i can't figure out how that would fix it since it seemed to be a problem at a lower, but for whatever reason it's working. Thanks to everyone that replied.
    My M10K did the very same thing at one point. It too just randomly began working again.

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