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Weird computer problems...
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But not mine. I went over to help quilynn get her computer on the network since it was acting funky or something. Well, once we got past the problem of the keyboard not working during boot time to get into BIOS, but Windows not booting until you press a key on the keyboard, but then the keyboard not working in Windows at all once it's up, we finally got to take a look at the network connection. It's set to use DHCP as it should be, but it's not pulling an IP. In fact, it won't even try. IPconfig just reports "cable not connected" no matter what. Even if I put in a static IP, it says that. And the NIC light never came on, even though we know the cable works and we know the jack works.

So, the OS sees the NIC and reports no problems or conflicts, and the cable and jack are known to be good. So there must be something wrong with the jack on the NIC itself. If there was too much wrong with the NIC card, Windows probably wouldn't report that it's "functioning properly", right?

All I could suggest for her is to try replacing the NIC. We tried everything else we could.

And the weird thing is she says it was working earlier.

Oh well. Earlier today I went bike riding with 4 friends up into the city and back. We figured it to be about 10 miles. Nice ride. My legs will be hurting for a day or two. :) But that's a good thing.

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There is a new process

There is a new process for registering your computer... not much different from last year's but enough that something could have been messed up.

Give ResNet a call tomorrow and see what they can do.

Re: There is a new process

It's not that... We know about the site you have to go to to register the IP. But we can't even get to that site. ipconfig will never report ANY IP address - all it will say is that the cable is disconnected. So it can't even get to the point of trying to go through dhcp.

I did sort of suggest having ResNet come and do their thing before springing for the new NIC. But I have a very strong feeling it's a hardware problem.

Re: There is a new process

Good point. I take it you also tried to reset the NIC card in it's slot? Oh well... a new NIC is only about $20.

Re: There is a new process

You mean "reseat"? :) Yeah, we did.

Re: There is a new process

Oddly enough, though, I turned on my computer this morning and that little green light came on.... weird stuff.

Re: There is a new process

It just needed some time to sit and think about what it did. :)

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