Network help - ethernet port wouldn't show up in Network preferences summary.

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by ravenvii, Jan 17, 2005.

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    ravenvii

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    At home, I have AirPort Extreme, so I connect to the net with my wireless card. But when I came back to college, I use an ethernet cable, because their wireless network is unreliable. But when I plugged it in, nothing happens, and when I checked Network in System Preferences, the summary only shows AirPort and Internal Modem. How can I get the computer to see the ethernet cable? It was working fine in December before I left.

    I'm now using their wireless network, but who knows how long it'll stay up.
     
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    jlewis2k1

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    ravenvii

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    Well I checked the Port Configuration, and Built-In Ethernet is there. So what's going on now?
     
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    jlewis2k1

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    well if you cant use the port i would suggest adding a new port using the built-in ethenet port.
     
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    ravenvii

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    This is a fresh installation of OS X 10.3.7 btw. Just erased and installed yesterday.
     
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    chaos86

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    ethernet should only show up there if its plugged in and connected to something. i say something because even if the internet isnt working through it it still shows up with a red status dot. sounds like one of three things:
    1) their network or wall plug is messed up
    2) your cable is broken
    3) your network port is broken

    try using a friends laptop in your room to narrow it down
     

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