Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-10-2005, 07:55 AM   #1
Beta Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 4
Default Networking Trouble

I am working for a property that has a server rack and the whole place is networked with netwrorking cable, well anyway i got an ordinary computer: 512mb DDRAM, 3.0 GHz CPU, 80 SATA HDD etc and when i go to plug the networking cable from the router/switch it doesn't detect a signal, there are no other computers on the network, just a photocopier/fax/scanner/printer (one of those multifunction things)
help is urgently required
__________________

gabrjone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2005, 09:19 AM   #2
Golden Master
 
Tommy Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 8,463
Send a message via Yahoo to Tommy Boy
Default Re: Networking Trouble

are you sure that the network adapter is installed correctly? try going to the properties of the network connection and turning off the firewall.
__________________

__________________
When all else fails...Ham Radio!

I still have the same old HP DV9700T laptop I've had for years...still kickin'
Tommy Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2005, 12:41 PM   #3
Fully Optimized
 
Dishdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,801
Default Re: Networking Trouble

What OS(operating system) are you using?

if your using XP then first turn off windows firewall. it usally stops things from connecting. Second run network wizard.
__________________
CPU-Intel Pentium 4 630 3.0Ghz / 2MB Cache ~~OS Windows XP SP2
MOBO-Gigabyte 8I915P Duo Pro Intel Socket 775 (PCI-E)~~HDD-Western Digital 160GB(SATA)
PSU-Aspire 500W ATX~~RAM-1GB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (512x2 Dual Channel)
GPU-MSI GeForce 6600 GT(PCI Express)~~Monitor Viewsonic VA902B 19" 8ms~~ ATI TV Wonder Pro (TV Tuner)
~~Still to come~~: eVGA e-GeForce 7800 GT
Dishdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2005, 05:14 PM   #4
Beta Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 4
Default

i am running windows server 2003 and even if i plug the cable into a new router the light to indicate connection does not turn on. the problem is not between the PC and the router/switch but between the router/switch and the cable that plugs into the network
gabrjone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2005, 06:20 PM   #5
Golden Master
 
Tommy Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 8,463
Send a message via Yahoo to Tommy Boy
Default Re: Networking Trouble

if your firewall is on, I don't think it will indicate connection...did you turn off the windows firewall yet?
__________________
When all else fails...Ham Radio!

I still have the same old HP DV9700T laptop I've had for years...still kickin'
Tommy Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2005, 07:31 PM   #6
Daemon Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 825
Default Re: Networking Trouble

From what I read, sounds to me like you have problems getting IP addressing information from the network ... either from the server or this router/switch. Do you know if it is a router or just a switch? Does the server or router issue DHCP? If not, you'll need to manually put in a static IP address in the range of the network you're trying to connect to.
CrossCech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2005, 04:54 AM   #7
Beta Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 4
Default

yes the firewall is off
__________________

gabrjone is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0