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This is a discussion on Ethernet problems within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hi I have recently got sky broadband, which is working fine, but when I try to connect my PC to ...
- 27-11-06, 10:09 PM #1
I have recently got sky broadband, which is working fine, but when I try to connect my PC to the router, the device ligts (numbers) dont come on at all. And hence I can't get online. I have tried my laptop and that works fine, but my desktop doesn't work with the ethernet connection.
The PC is less than a year old and is running XP service pack 2. Do i need to configure the ethernet adapter of something?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
- 27-11-06, 10:15 PM #2Exchange: Marshalls CrossBroadband ISP: Sky Broadband UnlimitedRouter: Sagem F@ST 2504nSky TV: Sky+HD box
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Make sure it is enabled
Go to Start> Control Panel> Network Connections> If there is an icon with disabled under it, right click on it and left click on enable. Should be called Local Area Connection or similar.
Then try again
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- 27-11-06, 10:17 PM #3
- 28-11-06, 09:05 AM #4
Yes evrything looks fine. The LAN icon has a red cross on it, but apart from that, it all looks ok.....
Really confused now.............
- 28-11-06, 09:40 AM #5
If the LAN icon has a red cross on it, it is NOT OK. Do the same, but click on View / Details and it will give you an indication of what is wrong (cable disconnected, for example).
You might be connecting using a crossover cable and your laptop can autosense it and your desktop not. Change to another cable and try again.
- 28-11-06, 11:01 AM #6
i tried a different cable, but still no joy....
the computer hasn't had any XP updates for some time, could this be affecting it? If so, which ones will I need? There are quite a few on the MS website....
- 28-11-06, 11:29 AM #7
rite click on the network icon were there is a red cross over and just enable it...