Originally posted by: Chris B.
PC1, a laptop, is the computer that indicates a connection when PC2 is turned on (but not when it is connected to the new NIC on PC2), has a SiS 900-Based PCI Ethernet Adapter somewhere inside of it (although the Users Manual indicates a Realtek 8201). PC2 is a desktop that has a SiS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter built into the motherboard, and it is to this computer that I added the NIC to a PCI slot, but the 'Network cable unplugged' status of PC2 is unchanged.
I am not familiar with these cards, I believe one of the LED's would indicate a flow of data, and the other would indicate that the NIC is turned on. Neither of the LED's is on. I contacted the retailer of the card, and they said it would be unlikely that it would be the card that was at fault, but the cable. That scenario is doubtful because if I pull the cable out of the new NIC socket and return it to the original onboard LAN socket, PC1 indicates that a network connection has been established, although PC2 does not vary from the status of 'Network cable unplugged'.
On computer two have you tried using newer drivers?
Have you tried using a different Network Interface card (NIC) via a PCI slot.
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