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    cornedbeef Posts: 152, Reputation: 4
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    Oct 3, 2009, 07:09 AM
    Can't use 3rd PC with either a ethernet lead or wireless usb connector

    I have a netgear router to run the main PC and a laptop. I want to run a 3rd ps using an ethernet cable. I have tried in vane to use a usb wireless connector and despite it only being 4mtrs away it will not pick up a signal.

    I have tried using the ethernet lead but am having the same problem. I don't know what the problem is. When I plug the lead into the router it doesn't show a lit up number on the front of the router, yet when I move the lead from the modem into any of the 4 ports on the router, which ever one I plug it into the light show up in any of the 4 ports.

    Could it be a faulty router or a problem with the PC.

    Thanks Richard
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    Scleros Posts: 2,165, Reputation: 262
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    Oct 3, 2009, 08:34 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by cornedbeef View Post
    Could it be a faulty router or a problem with the pc.
    If the router ports are successfully negotiating a link (light comes on) with another device, the router would seem to be OK. So, first try a known good Ethernet cable and then suspect that the network adapter in the computer is faulty.
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    charliec Posts: 61, Reputation: 6
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    Oct 10, 2009, 03:16 PM

    Check in the control panel that the network adapter is not disabled

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