Faulty PCMCIA LAN Card?

  dms05 20:47 06 Dec 06
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I have a 3Com PCMCIA LAN card that Device Manager reports as working correctly but shows up under Connectionc as Network Cable Unplugged even when attached through a cable know to be OK. Needless to say I can't connect to my LAN.

Is the PCMCIA card in fact faulty?

  mgmcc 21:33 06 Dec 06

Silly question I know but presumably you are using the correct type of cable (crossover versus straight) for the connection you are using?

If the cable is definitely correct, you could try uninstalling/reinstalling the PCMCIA card. Device Manager can still show hardware to be OK when drivers have become corrupted.

  dms05 21:42 06 Dec 06

The cable is correct and works on other LAN connections. The PCMCIA card fails to work on 2 laptops so the driver seems the unlikely cause but I will try!

  mgmcc 21:43 06 Dec 06

<<< The PCMCIA card fails to work on 2 laptops >>>

That sounds fairly conclusive. :(

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