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Old 08-02-2005, 09:08 AM   #1
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Default VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter

Hello!! My first post here in what will probably be many.
What better way than to start off with a problem

I recently bought a refurbished Packard Bell Easynote e6 307. The wireless adapter in it is pretty useless and VERY slow. During my earlier days of struggle with the wireless receivers (theres 2 for some reason, im sure to hopefully find out), I was foolish enough to try and get rid of them (add/remove programs) and use my good ol' belkin card bus adapter. However, for some reason it didn't work, and I took it out.
After a few days of getting very annoyed, I finally found out that its a common problem with E6's and downloaded the wireless antenna patch. It's all good. Speeds rose up.

But every now and again... or rather, quite frequently, it keeps saying Network Cable unplugged for my original network adapter. And then the internet just cuts out, and doesnt pick anything up until it randomly decides to work again, 7 minutes later.

Does anyone know how I can... 'plug it back in'? Im assuming, once plugged back in, my problems will fly away. But I dont know how to do it.

There are 2 adapters: Ralink RT2500, and VIA Rhine II.
The one in question is the Rhine.

network adapter- VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter -

driver version -, provider - VIA

If it helps, my laptop is as follows:
packard bell easynote e6 307
windows xp home edition
version 2002
service pack 2
amd sempron
processor 3000+
1.80Ghz, 480RAM

If anyone can help me out with this one, I will be forever grateful!!


Tom Clarke.

PS: If anyine can point out to me why it even had 2 network adapters in it to begin with, that would be great too

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Old 08-02-2005, 11:24 AM   #2
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hello and welcome to the forums

i cannot really help but i would say you need a new one because it must be getting on a bit now?

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A new what, may I be bold enough to ask?
New network adapter? I dont know ho to change them if their internal ones (which they are, by the way).

I had a reasonably new Belkin card 54g/802.11g, 2.4GHz. I dont know what all these terms mean, but its only about 3 months old. However, it worked in my old laptop, but now that I have this Packard, it seems to only work half the time, and when it does, is open to the same problems as the currently disfunctional internal adapters (fraction of maximum speeds, and cuts out whenever it feels like it). Whats worse, is that when I try to patch or update any of the 3 adapters, no difference is made.

I tried bridging the two internal ones together. Now I probably shouldnt have done it, as I have no idea what bridging is. but I assumed it would metaphorically glue them together and make them twice as strong. When I highlight the bridge connection it always says its going very very fast and is brilliant and amazing and all that.... but it doesnt stop anything from cutting connections whenever it feels like it

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