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they are connected via ethernet to a linksys wrt54g, router is perfectly fine (i've been using it since '07)

edit: tried bios stuff, says media not connected, i think i've determined that the ethernet cables that they are using are trash
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they are connected via ethernet to a linksys wrt54g, router is perfectly fine (i've been using it since '07)
edit: tried bios stuff, says media not connected, i think i've determined that the ethernet cables that they are using are trash
Have you tried the cables on another comp?
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I'd say download a Live CD of a Linux Distro like ubuntu and see if it connects.
Alot of school computers have problems with authenticating to the main network even with their access restrictions and etc.
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post #14 of 14
Plug a known good PC into the cable they are using to see what happens. If that works, I would probably uninstall the NIC on each machine let windows reinstall it. Don't check the box to uninstall the driver or you'll be redownloading the drivers on another PC.
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