network adapter won`t connect

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by reeba, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. reeba macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi Folks,
    I have a G5 power mac, which has been working just fine, but today it won`t connect to the internet. I know that the internet service is coming in ok as I have a Belkin modem/router and the xbox and kids pc is linked through that and both have been and still are online.
    I tried to run the set up disc for the Belkin on the mac to try and reconnect and get a message saying " network adapter not connected" its gone through the set up check and can`t find any network adapter.
    Any ideas what has happened or how to rectify this please.......
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    #2
    Sounds like your Ethernet cable is either busted, or the Ethernet port is dead. Try changing the cable and see if that helps. If that doesn't work, I would see if a simple repairing of permissions can help. If that doesn't work, likely a more invasive diagnosing would be required by an Apple Store or Apple Authorized Repair Center, or putting a new Ethernet card in the computer.

    TEG
     
  3. reeba thread starter macrumors newbie

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    how do I do a simple repairing of permissions?? Thanks
     

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