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'Network cable unplugged' after storm

Hello. My mom's Dell Dimension 2400 desktop has been giving an error since this morning, after a pretty viscious storm. It keeps trying to detect a network connection, but tells me a network cable is unplugged, and tries agian in a few seconds, repeating over and over.

None of the other computers in the house have any problems, I don't think that the power went out at any point. I'm using the onboard NIC, although I don't know the make.

I've tried all the simple stuff; restarting, unplugging and replugging the network cable, and 'ipconfig -renew' (which gives an error). The best thing I can figure is that the NIC got fried by some fluke. On the back, there is both a green light and orange light on the onboard NIC, so it seems to be getting power.

Does anyone have any suggestions before I go buy a new NIC for the computer?

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more troubles

In reply to: 'Network cable unplugged' after storm

Now I'm getting limited connectivity. When I try to repair the connection, it tells me that some error has occured when assigning an IP address.

Seeing as how the rest of my family is impatient and will probalby screw more things up trying to fix it on their free time, and since this forum is next to dead, I'll have to go pick up a new NIC.

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Try another port on your router....

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The possibility of a port failure after a power surge exists. Renew the IP after the switch or reboot the router.

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