Alternatively you can use the Net Diagnostics off the Tools menu in msinfo I’ve downloaded the driver that Windows Update provided, but all I’m getting is a “network cable is unplugged” message and no lights on the card. And that card is old enough that Windows really should have reasonable built-in drivers for it. Win7 doesn’t have such a driver included. I’d hazard a guess that the “cable unplugged” message you’re seeing is referring to the onboard NIC as well. MidnightFrost Gerbil Team Leader.
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Sun 33com 30, Mon Aug 31, 5: I wouldn’t want to leave it loose any longer than necessary; if the card pops out of the slot while the system is running it could fry something.
Try bending the bracket slightly for a better fit. Apparently the card doesn’t like getting screwed If the card is functioning properly, make sure speeds, protocols, modes, etc.
MidnightFrost Gerbil Team Leader. I’ve downloaded the driver that Windows Update provided, but all Wlndows getting is a “network cable is unplugged” message and no lights on the card.
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The driver listed on the adapter is still the Microsoft one. It’s been too long for me to remember specifics, but the 3CTX has lots of cool extras like hardware network acceleration, which offloads work from the CPU that you should check to make sure it’s setup all right.
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Sun Aug 30, 7: Generally when Windows says the connection’s unplugged, the cable’s bad or the port at the other end of the cable is shut off. You may also have to check PCI settings, but again, I don’t remember specifics with the card.
Apparently my case is just a little too wide, because if I screw it in, the card isn’t fully seated. Board index Technology Networking. Been using it in multiple systems for about a decade now Have you tried just having XP attempt to repair the connection? Alternatively you can use the Net Diagnostics off the Tools menu in msinfo Sun Aug 30, 5: No registered users and 1 guest. Try a different cable, or possibly the driver provided by 3Com itself: Seems to get better or worse depending on the case you use.
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It appears to be using the stock Microsoft drivers. I’ve also tried downloading a driver from a 3Com support site now very outdatedbut the installation is either too old-school for me to figure out, or something’s going wrong.
Sun Aug 30, 6: I’d hazard a guess that the “cable unplugged” message you’re seeing is referring to the onboard NIC as well. Sun Aug 30, 1: UberGerbil Grand Admiral Gerbil.