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My router died and fried my ethernet port?

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hi guys... heres what happened.

i was just browsing the web and suddenly my internet stopped working. my modem was working fine for the whole time.

i found out my router does NOT work because i tested with my laptop. however my desktop's ethernet port might of been fried!!!! ubuntu AND windows wont load anything whenever i open firefox. my laptop is working fine for some reason

someone, please help, do i have to buy a new mobo and a new router?

EDIT:
I noticed that ALL the computers' ethernet port that were connected to the router DOES NOT work anymore. internet does not work on my parent's computer, cousin's computer, and my precious desktop I have tested on both ubuntu and windows on each computer.
Edited by GivingHope - 12/20/08 at 5:21pm
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Erm... How have you tested the supposedly fried ethernet port if your router is busted?
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post #3 of 34
You could always buy a PCI network card, But I doubt the port is fried.
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could be the other way around... ethernet port fried and took the router with it... just a thought
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To be honest, if your router sent enough electric through the cable to kill the port then something else on your motherboard would have gone with it.
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Erm... How have you tested the supposedly fried ethernet port if your router is busted?
i plugged my desktop to the modem and BOTH ubuntu and windows doesnt recognize it
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This is why I bought a PCI ethernet card when they were a $4.99 shellshocker.

It could be the Ethernet port on your computer is fried, or it could be the router fried the Ethernet port on your cable modem! Or both.
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This is why I bought a PCI ethernet card when they were a $4.99 shellshocker.

It could be the Ethernet port on your computer is fried, or it could be the router fried the Ethernet port on your cable modem! Or both.
my laptop is wired to the router before it broke. my laptop is working fine though... IDK why

idk what to di
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post #9 of 34
dang.... wifi ftw? since they dont have anything called power over wifi lol... at least not yet.
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post #10 of 34
Have you tried a different cable?
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