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Dead RJ45 Port?

Q: Dead RJ45 Port?

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-NS30 here. Connects perfectly to the internet with wireless.

Then when I try to connect by cable, nothing. It doesn't even recognise it has been inserted.
Windows Vista, newly installed.

Drivers fully up to date, when I ask it to troubleshoot, it says plug in the cable, done that, it doesn't recognise it.

What do we think? I'm pretty sure must be dead hardware. Anyone else?

Thanks very much.#

Preferred Solution: Dead RJ45 Port?

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Dead RJ45 Port?

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Well, every time I just bump my cable it's get disconnected from the port.
I'm sure it's not cable. What can I do to get my RJ-45 port to be working normally? It does not even make that sound when cable is about to be plugged.

A:Bad contact RJ45 port

Have you checked the Clip on top of the cable?

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Dear team,
I want to get 2 RJ45 ports on Optiplex, Precision, how to do that ?

A:How to get 2 RJ45 port on Optiplex, Precision ?

You'll need to add a network card to the system -- if the model has a free PCIe slot,
If not, you'll need a USB to Ethernet adapter.

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Hi All,

Can anyone point me in the right direction as far as obtaining a replacement RJ45 port housing as the present one has broken retainers.

Many thanks,


A:Tecra A11-1EG Replacement RJ45 Port

As far as I know RJ45 port is soldered on the mainboard. So you must disassemble whole notebook, remove the port, find new one and solder it on the right place.
Do you want to do this alone? I mean do you have experience with this stuff?

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Can someone confirm the speed of the RJ45 port on the T470p?  10/100 or 1000 (1Gbps)?

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Why would a cat5 rj45 network port be crimped with the following pattern: ?
brown stripe
blue white striped
green white stripe
orange white stripe

I know that it is supposed to be different, but this is how I found someone had it set up.

A:Why would a cat5 rj45 network port be crimped in this pattern:

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I have a:
Compaq Persario A900 Laptop
Vista Home Premium
Dual Intel CPU T2330 1.60GHz

Disk Drives:
Generic-Multi-Card USB Device
Hitachi HST542512K9SA00

USB Controllers:
Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2830
Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2831
Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2832
Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2836
USB Mass Stroage Device (YES, it is misspelled)
USB Root Hub
USB Root Hub
USB Root Hub
USB Root Hub

It appears 2830, 2831 and 2832 are not working.

My laptop has two USB ports on the right side, they stopped working last year and was never able to get them to work again.

On the left side I have one USB port and a multi-card reader. Now the last USB port has suddenly stopped working.

The Enhanced USB2 Controller (2836) in Device Manager controls the multicard reader and the built-in webcam. This works fine.

The other USB port on the left side of the computer (just above the multicard reader) does have power. When I plug in my external HD the lights come on, but it will not recognize it as a drive being there.

I've gone into device manager and uninstalled and reinstalled. I've disabled and enabled. There is nothing in this computer's BIOS to enable any USB device. I have updated drivers, I have scanned for hardware changes. I've also unplugged and removed the battery and let it set overnight and still nothing.

I've also added Add the ForceHCRese... Read more

A:USB port dead dead dead! Help needed. It's my last port.

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I have a single USB 3 port on my laptop which has decided to stop working intermittenly.  I've tried several devices which work fine at USB 2 on the same machine, but not good ol' port 3.0.  Suggestions?  I suspect a driver issue, but have no concrete reason.  Thanks.

A:Dead USB 3 port

You can try updating the USB 3.0 drivers for your mtoherboard. A very good place to start. Go to the manufacturer's support site, and look for a "chipset driver". You might also want to try updating the BIOS.

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How do I troubleshoot a dead USB port? I only have 2 on my laptop and one is not working on any device I plug into it.  This means I have to unplug my wireless mouse in order to use anything else requiring a USB port!!! Help me!!

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I have my two front ports that won't recognize an external Toshiba 320 gig hard drives. It will recognize other items, i.e. thumbdrive, cables, Blackberry, Ipod. The Toshiba works in a USB port on my old XP system. What was the fix?


A:Dead USB port

Have you tried plugging it into the back?
Is the hard drive USB powered, or does it have a power pack? If it has a power pack, use it. If it's USB powered only, try using something like this:

Pretty sure it's called a USB Y Cable

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hi all, thanks for previous help. I was hoping if I could bother you again.

One of the usb ports on my laptop just stopped working- i plugged everything i have into it, including two usb thumb drives, an mp3 player and digital camera, and nothing is detected. is there any way to reset it or otherwise to get it to work?

I have an HP dv1000 series, the dv1315 from sam's club, with a pentium 4 and 1000 mb memory. ive had it about six months and everything's been fine til now. a minor annoyance, but the book only has two usb ports, and i am currently in south korea, so i dont think i can get it repaired from the HP warranty. any help appreciated. i am also running out to get a hub to plug into the remaing port.


A:dead USB port

Good Evening mgoblue424, those USB sockets have four connections, two have voltage available which is actually controlled by a chip, and the other two are data lines.

In some cases there are miniature fuses in the circuits which are not user replaceable.
Most often the chip that actually does the power controlling is killed.

It is likely that you have some device with a problem that has been plugged into that socket.
I would be extremely careful, with that situation especially if you have not identified what caused the problem.
Using a hub will give you operation but at a degraded kind of current capacity.

It is probable your motherboard will require replacement.

Commisserations, qldit.

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I have a very bizarre problem.

I'm on Windows 7 - 64.
Router - DLink 6740U
Network - 2 Sat receivers, HTPC, Desktop, Laptop. All but the last wired. Laptop on wireless.

Lately, once in a day, I'm unable to browse the internet. Skype, IRC and all the other traffic still go, but for no reason at some point I can't surf anymore. I get a 105 error on Chrome (Error 105 (net::ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED), and...well other browsers as well and that's it.

The only chance to have the ability to surf again is by restarting the router.

- The desktop is working fine. No changes.
- Once the browsing is dead on the laptop I tried using a cable, but that didn't help as well.

I used telnet once the browsing switched off and indeed port 80 wasn't functioning.

I tried to disable the firewall of Win 7, of the router and my AV (NOD32) but... it didn't make any change. Actually only made things worse and the drops were in much higher frequency.

Spoke with my ISP and after hours of attempts (including resetting all the network, winsock and W7 firewall) gave up and said it's some sort of a virus on my laptop.

Nod32 didn't find any. Malwarebytes didn't find any.

Before I format and hope for the best... any idea if I'm missing something here?

Why would port 80 stop to work all of a sudden for no reason on a specific station?

Thanks in advance,

A:Port 80 goes dead out of nowhere

You can try this;

C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc open the Hosts file with Notepad.

Delete any lines after localhost.

Save file and restart.

Regards....Mike Connor

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I got in a fight with my sister, and she throw some of my stuff at me, including my wacom and external hard drive. i dunno if it hitted a hard surface or landed in my bag..

now it won't get detected, it lights up a little then it's not lighting now...

since my psp and external drive shares the same cord, i tried it in my psp(this cord has a problem long time ago, like you need to position it to get detected and you should not move the external HDD) it wont get detected too.

so i think its the cord who got the damage.. i wonder if the external HDD will get broken too...

A:USB port dead?

i just checked out my wacom and my usb... it looks like the usb port who wont work

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All right, I've tried going through old posts but the solutions sounded extreme. I'd like to try troubleshooting to find out more, but I don't know where to begin. The left USB port on my Eeepc 1005-HA netbook has stopped working and doesn't provide power to connected devices. I tried to see if Device Manager could tell me anything, but I can't tell which one is the dead port in the list. The other two ports work fine.

For 2 or 3 weeks I had a Microsoft Nano receiver for a new wireless mouse plugged into that port, thinking it would be fine to leave it there; the product seems designed to stay in the port. I hope this is fixable without ripping this thing to shreds.

I'm using Windows XP Home, SP3. This is the USB status with the nano receiver plugged in to one of the ports on the right side.

HID Keyboard Device HID\VID_045E&PID_0745&MI_00\7&17C2BB53&0&0000
HID-compliant consumer control device HID\VID_045E&PID_0745&MI_01&COL02\7&4929F15&0&0001
HID-compliant consumer control device HID\VID_045E&PID_0745&MI_02&COL01\7&2CFD4CDE&0&0000
HID-compliant consumer control device HID\VID_045E&PID_0745&MI_02&COL02\7&2CFD4CDE&0&0001
HID-compliant device HID\VID_045E&PID_0745&MI_02&COL03\7&2CFD4CDE&0&0002
HID-compliant device HID\VID_045E&PID_0745&MI_02&COL04\7&2CFD4CDE&0&0003
HID-compliant mouse HID\VID_045E&PID_0... Read more

A:Eeepc USB port dead

Have a look at John Wills reply here: http://forums.techguy.org/digital-photography-imaging/417630-unable-upload-photos-camera.html

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I am experiencing a problem hot synching my PDA via the USB port. I am beginning to wonder if I have a hardware problem. Before I run down to the computer store, is there a way to check the USB port to see if it is "alive"? The only connection I have is the hot sync, but I am pretty sure I read somewhere, sometime about a way to check the port via Windows software (using ME).

Can anyone help?
Charles Lewis

A:How can I check to see if the USB port is dead?

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I've plugged and unplugged my mp3 player a few times today, and the port suddenly died. It won't recognize my mp3 player or my mouse. I know they both work. Please help me.

A:Laptop USB port is dead!

It won't recognize my mp3 player or my mouse.Click to expand...

I know they both work.Click to expand...

what ELSE have you plugged into them that DOES work?

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On my Dell Inspiron E1505 I have been having issues with the ethernet port. It is saying in Windows that a network cable is unplugged, however it is not unplugged. The router is showing lit numbers for other connections, but shows nothing for this computer. I have checked the ethernet cable and it is fine. On the back of the computer where the cable plugs in it is dead, no lights at all.

A:Dead Ethernet Port

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I had my Nexus 5x connected while working on some documents, when Windows popped up a warning stating i had 6% (yes, SIX percent) battery left; connect the charger immediately!Well, I guess I spent up to a minute finding and connecting it, so the computer hibernated.After that, I can't manage to use the USB-C port for anything.My Nexus believes that the only thing it can do when connected, is to "charge the connected device".I've had a look in BIOS, no USB related settings there, rebooted the phone and computer several times, had a look at power settings in Windows, that one option about enabling/disabling USB ports made no difference, nor did the option regarding Always On USB port change anything.Unfortunately, I don't have any other USB-C equippment available, so I can't troubleshoot much more than this for now.The phone DOES charge normally from the wall adapter, using the same cable as used between the computer and phone. Prior to the hibernation, I was using that cable for data transfer as well.Please advice!Edit: The computer (and phone) is only ~12 hrs old, and it's the ISK2 series.

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Yeah I bought a Toshiba L675D Like two months ago. I fell asleep with it on my bed and it fell on the USB port with the plug to my external hardrive connected. I thought my external was dead so I proceeded to order a new one. Im deployed right now and its been like 40 days and my new improved external is here and it doesnt work. I can charge my zune, and cell phone but I cant use and thing else. I really need a solution. I just need to know how to fix it. Im assuming its a hardware not a software issue. I have a mild understanding of computers and ive already updated the bios, checked my bios, checked the device manager and downloaded new drivers. Im fairly stumped. Any suggestions?


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My USB ports are dead on my IBM T42. Am
using XP. Hardware manager says that they
are working properly but when a USB stick or
any device is inserted nothing happens. No
"Device not detected" message-nothing. I have
used Microsoft Autofix. Uninstalled/reinstalled
drivers, searched for driver updates, scoured the
internet and tried many suggestions.
Diagnostics tells me that the devices are
drawing no current. I was thinking that plugging
in a clean spare hard drive and installing my
system CD's might be a way around wiping my
original as a last ditch effort for testing if it is
a software problem but don't know if doing this is as
straightforward as it sounds. Suspect that a data or
control line on the Motherboard is bad or a fried output
buffer chip? Hoping still to find a software issue.
Any help appreciated.

New Information.
Pursuant to the above I followed a member's suggestion to disable the "Allow the computer to turn off this device option to save power" option. Then restarted the computer. This did not correct the problem. Also to correct my previous post the USB port was not entirely dead before or after implementing the above. I discovered that DC power was working ok and items such as LED lamps and the light on a Sandisk Cruzer stick would come on albeit the device not working. Inside USB Root Hub Properties the Power tab / Power Required option will report 0Ma regardless of whether it is running a DC peripheral.... Read more

A:USB Port Dead No Error Msg No Pwr

Have you tried in Device Manager....go down the list and expand Universal Serial Bus Controllers...right click on one of them choose Properties...you should see something called power management......click on that and uncheck Allow Computer to turn off device to save power..click OK

If you have that option and did that then restart the PC

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Hi all, I just got an i3 Thinkpad Chromebook 13 and love it except for that it seems that the USB-C port closest to the hinge does not charge the ThinkPad nor does it output video when I use a USB-C to DisplayPort dongle. The other USB-C port does both, however. Does this mean that my port is dead or is this normal behavior? If so, how fixable is this? Of course, my ThinkPad is 3 months out of warranty.  

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running two monitors off one vga port on laptop,

laptop has a bad screen, so I just keep the laptop closed and run mouse keyboard and monitor with other devices and so on... I have a two lcd monitors I would like to use and extend. if you use a vga splitter, will it recognize two or run two with identical screens which would be useless.

so, laptop, one vga port and I have two monitors needing to be setup.

On my tower, my ati card, sli which has 4 dvi connectors for a quad setup, also ran a splitter off of one of one of the dvi leads to add 5 and it still saw all 5 monitors individually.

hmm what else can I add, I also have a kvm switch, just not sure how to setup everything right, I am running into problems.

1 usb bluetooth mouse
1 usb apple pro keyboard, it works on my laptop so I like it,
1 usb 1TB mybook
4 active multiple monitors on desktop
2 monitors on the laptop machine, 1 monitor only being active. (6 lcd monitors all together)
KVM switch, 4 outputs, I only need two anyways.

audio, creative DTS-610 to get a DTS single connected to a yamaha receiver

A:One VGA port, two LCD monitors on a laptop with a dead screen

If you're talking about a VGA-to-VGA splitter, I think you'll only be able to get two instances of the same screen to show up.

If you're talking about a different port that can handle more data, you might be able to get this set-up to work. I know the computers we use at work have a video output port that has an adapter that splits into two VGA ports (or two DVI ports, depending), and we use that for a dual-monitor set-up (which everyone in the office has).

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Older DELL INSPIRON 1525 laptop. Usb ports are dead....computer works fine, do not want to junk this laptop for the dead port, but desparately need a usb port. A friend spoke of a PCMCIA card adapter that will fit into the laptop to give me usb port capability. Any thoughts.? Where to purchase,etc.

A:Solved: Solution to dead usb port on dell inspiron

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On a Dell desktop with pre-installed W7, due to a bad HD, I bought and installed a full retail version of W7. Now the ethernet port is dead. Any advice on how to introduce the operating system and the ethernet port?

Many thanks - Tim

A:ethernet port dead after full windows 7 install

Have you gone to support.dell.com and downloaded the most recent lan driver?

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I have a Dell Dimension C521 and its Ethernet port is just messed up. The contacts in it are all pulled and twisted. So i was wondering where I could buy something to replace this. I just need the whole thing with the Ethernet port and 2 usb below it. Anyone have an Idea of where to buy this? Just a side note, but I have replaced these before, but I cant find one with the Ethernet and usb. I can only find the USB ones online.

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Hi, all. Newbie here to the forums. ;) I hope I'm posting this to an appropriate forum, but if I'm not, my apologies. (Also, my apologies in advance for the wall of text, but I like to provide as much information as possible.)

Anyway, I was wondering if anyone can give me some advice regarding a fairly complex problem that led to the recent replacement of my PC and whether it's possible or advisable for me to try to grab files off the two hard drives from the old machine, which eventually went BSOD due to a SYSTEM_LICENSE_VIOLATION error (sorry, I forgot to get the precise Stop Code). Though that probably happened due to my own folly (more on that in a bit), I can't rule out the possibility of malware leading up to this, at this point. Please note that both the "dead" Windows 2000 machine and the "new" XP one were donated by friends, so I pretty much "got what I paid for" and had little choice in what was installed on them. Also, please note that the Windows 2000 machine "died" at the beginning of the year, and I got the replacement XP machine a month later; I've only just now gotten around to posting about this. ;)

The "dead" PC was running Windows 2000 on a Celeron 466 mHz processor with 128 MB of RAM. The OS is on a 10 GB HD, and there is also a nearly full 40 GB HD to store larger files; both are ATA drives using IDE controllers. I also used an external Western Digital MyBook 500 GB USB HD (... Read more

A:What's the safest way to port data from a "dead" Windows 2000 machine to a "new" XP one?

Hi again.Erm, I know we're not supposed to bump our topics, and this is hardly a high priority one, but it has been nearly two weeks since I opened this one, and I would appreciate some advice as to what I should do in order to safely port my date from my now defunct Windows 2000 machine to my "new" XP one.I might as well take the opportunity to give additional information that I forgot last time around. The data that I want to retrieve from the "dead" machine mainly consists of documents, text files, chat logs, works in progress, images (such as pictures I scanned in, etc.), and emails that were stored on the machine within the past two years. (Most of the data I need that is from prior to 2008 had already been copied over to the external USB drive, which I do have limited access to.) I am not looking to back up any executable files from it, so that should allay any concerns that I might possibly want to retrieve files that could have been infected.Furthermore, when I said that I had tried anti-malware products that I hadn't used before, I meant that I was actually using those that I knew to be reputable. On the "dead" machine, I had been using F-Prot's on-demand virus scanner (the system was just too slow to run the real-time protection) until the end of last December, when I decided to give AVG Free a try. AVG found the Weatherbug and a few stray trojans in old files I never executed, and (IIRC) "Win32/Small" in the ... Read more

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Hi all,
This is a weird one - Our Server room has 5 switches - 2 gigabit and 3 10/100s, a few weeks ago, on the switches in the server room, I was changing some data ports that the patch panel
cables were plugged into. It was just to get the servers closer togther on the same Gigabyte switch. Immediately after I had complaints from a few users that they lost network
connectivity and sure enough, their PCs had none, even though I hadn't removed or changed those data ports at all. It appeared that the physical data port that their PC was plugged into
near their desk had gone dead. I tried connecting different laptops to them and still no network recognition. The switches wouldn't recognize the data port: example the data port marked
D-07 on the wall by the users desk would not be recognized by any of the switches, no matter what free port I tried plugging the patch cable from D-07 into. I ended up using different
data ports to allow the users immediate access to the network.
About 2 weeks later, the data ports that appeared dead came back online, I could plug into them again with a client PC and get connectivity from the server room switches.
It's now happened again and I'm at a loss as to why. It can't be a DHCP thing as no client PC could use the data port, but all clients could use any other port. It doesn't appear to be a
network card issue as all clients can attain and hold an IP number if they use another data port. It is very specif... Read more

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I have suddenly gotten this on my main computer. (Windows XP)
A previous techguy thread (expired) said to check my dns numbers with "jpconfig /all"
However, my computer will not allow me to run that program in safe mode.
Is it a bug issue... or will that program only run in full mode?

A:Firewall Settings HTTP (port 80) HTTPS port 443 FTP port 21 error message

Dear mulebit,
It actually is " ipconfig /all " i.e replace" j"with "i".Please go to command prompt under Start--> Programs-->accessories. No need for "safe mode" to carry out this task. Can you kindly provide details of your computer specifications? Are you using a third party firewall and if so which brand? What security software are you running?

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Please help i cannot connect to internet explorer!

I am getting the error message

Check the Firewall settings for HTTP port 80, HTTPs port 443 and FTP port 21.

My provider is tiscali and i have done the trouble shooting with them to no avail, Also tried to disable the Norton firewall functions and still didnt connect. My broadband connection is showing excellent between the router and pc with both wireless or with the lead.

I have Spybot and Ad-aware on my computer and norton internet security 2006.

Do i have to clear the Firewall settings for these ports or can anyone help me .... please!

Thanks a million


A:Firewall Settings HTTP (port 80) HTTPS port 443 FTP port 21 error message

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I am a beginner really and got this message after eliminating (hopefully) a prgram called Antivirus Action from my computer. I can't get on the internet because I keep getting this message. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Firewall Settings HTTP (port 80) HTTPS port 443 FTP port 21 error message

Open Internet Explorer. Click Tools > Internet Options > Connections > Lan settings > Proxy server > Advanced. Delete the proxy server settings under HTTP, HTTPS (secure) and FTP (and Socks, if any). Then, under Proxy server, uncheck all boxed.

If running Firefox too, disable proxy server.

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Hello all. I was talking on skype and lost internet connectivity while talking. I received the error above (Firewall Settings HTTP (port 80) HTTPS port 443 FTP port 21 error message). I am running a laptop with windows XP and IE 7 and my antivirus is AVG and I also have Ad-Aware.

I'm not much of a computer person but I did some research online and tried a few things: I turned off the option on skype's advanced settings for it to listen on Port 80 and then rebooted. I also ran a command, 'netstat -aon' and did not find a listing of 1270.0.1:80/443 or which seems to imply that nothing should be affecting port 80 or 443.

I also downloaded firefox and it cannot access the internet either. The only way I'm able to access the internet at the hotel I'm located at was to call the hotel's tech support and they had me go into the LAN settings of internet options and manually select port 8080.

Any more suggestions would be greatly appreciated!



A:Firewall Settings HTTP (port 80) HTTPS port 443 FTP port 21 error message

Some info on common ports used, http://www.chaminade.org/MIS/Articles/Fire...ortSecurity.htmI don't know much about connectivity problems...but it seems to me that...if you never had this problem before and your system connects properly outside of this hotel...the hotel/location may be the problem.Worth a read, IMO: http://en.kioskea.net/forum/affich-37752-c...on-the-internetLouis

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Does anyone have any experience using a USB 10/100 NIC with RJ45 port? I have found quite a few online, but just not sure of the reliability.

Running WinXP SP2

Would like to get any feed back from anyone that has used this type of NIC...

Thanks in advance...

A:USB 10/100 NIC with RJ45

I prefer not to use them. PCI network cards are the best. USB is a problematic interface, you'll see lots of posts here dealing with USB issues. Plus USB adds some CPU overheat that a good PCI network will reduce.

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I would like to make a crossover cable. Should I crossover each of the pairs?

I would also appreciate any explanation on how the 4 wire pairs on a RJ45 cable are used.

Thank you.

A:RJ45 cable

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) 64 Mobile Technology ML-28, x86 Family 15 Model 36 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1150 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI RADEON XPRESS 200M, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 238464 MB, Free - 182597 MB;
Motherboard: Quanta, 3093
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Okay, that's one Notebook. The other is a Gateway w34OUI running XP Media Center. Both are in great condition for their ages. Good for them. I really want to network the two with an RJ45 crossover cable, and all the instructions I've found on our illustrious internet tell me it's easy. HOWEVER, when I've only begun to follow those instructions (one list is from the God Microsoft itself), NONE OF ANY of the sets of instructions matches the steps offered on either one of these notebooks. The options do not correspond. The results do not correspond. The closest I get is a window that says I do not have access to such file sharing. These are MY computers, and have always been, and I am attempting to network using administrator ID logins on BOTH. What's the REAL way to network only two notebooks with an RJ45 crossover cable? Thanks in advance, I hope.

A:RJ45 Networking

What's the REAL way to network only two notebooks with an RJ45 crossover cable?Click to expand...

Connect one end of the cable to one notebook and the other end to the second notebook. Done; they are networked.

I assume that you really want to enable file and printer sharing; here is a "wizard" way ...

Run the Network Setup wizard (found in Control Panel of XP). Tell it each of your computers connects to the internet via "residential gateway" and that you want to enable file and printer sharing. Create a disk at the end only if you have a Windows PC other than XP or 2k Pro or newer.

Windows XP firewall (if SP2 or SP3) will be properly configured by the wizard (but make sure it is not set to “No Exceptions&#8221. You must uninstall or properly configure any 3rd party firewalls on each machine. Unique computer names and same workgroup, of course.

The Shared Documents folder is automatically shared. Any other folders (or drives) or printers you want to share, just right click on them and sharing ... . When sharing a printer, accept the offer to load other drivers if your other PCs have different Operating System(s).

When you first go into My Network Places there will be nothing there. The first time you click on 'View Workgroup computers' will probably result in great disappointment. It takes awhile (up to 15 minutes) before all the computers in the workgroup get up-to-date and accurate lists of the other computers. Often y... Read more

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As a habit I try to avoid stringing cable without RJ45 connectors already installed but I recently installed a 110 ft. Cat 5e cable that require manually connected (female) RJ45's at each end. When I tested the cable my tester blinked from 1-8 on one end and 8-1 on the other end. I used A type configuration on both ends. Any expertise appreciated...

Wild Dingo

A:RJ45 connectors

With the order of continuity being different on each end, it isn't possible you used the same order on both ends. The problem is going to be figuring out which end is wrong. Get out your magnifying glass a look closely.

My guess is that you flipped the RJ45 connector when inserting wires into one of the ends. All of the instructions I've seen tell me to hold the retainer clip downward then gives me the order in which to insert the wires, left to right. You probably did it holding the retainer clip down on one end and up on the other.

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I need a 30m Cat5e cable. It must be white and preferably with minimal writing on it. Any suggestions?

A:RJ45 Cable

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I bought a printer with a female USB B and the other end calls for a USB male. The question that I have is that my Netgear 5 port switch is RJ45 female. I searched around and couldn't find a USB B male to a RJ45 male plug and was wondering why? Is it possible to make one or something like this is not compatable.


A:RJ45 TO USB B Question

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My first time. Hello... I think I have a simple question for now. I have DIRECWAY satellite dish with the reciever. I want to network to another floor but the DW dish uses a USB and the rounter uses RJ45...Is there such a thing to convert the usb? Thanks

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The simple answer is no. There is no easy way to connect a USB modem to anything but a PC. You could put a cheap PC in as a gateway and allow it to manage the network. I suggest Smoothwal, an excellent Linux based system that is turnkey and requires no Linux knowledge to setup and use.

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Hi guys,
Is is possible to get a cable RJ11 ( laptop 56k modem socket ) to RJ45 ( ISDN ) ???

If so where??
Can a 56k modem directly connect to an ISDN line ( obviously this is not an "ISDN" connection so the benefits of 64k and 128k are not going to be possible but, is the above feasible??

A:RJ11 to RJ45 ?? A to D

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My new Win10 laptop only has a Rj45 input. If I buy a Rj45 cable one end will probably fit into the Rj45 opening on the laptop but the other end will be too small to fit into the ethernet opening in the back of my modem/router. How would I get the Rj45 to fit my modem/router opening?
Is there some sort of an adapter that would allow the Rj45 cable to be plugged into the back of my modem/router with the larger opening?

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Can someone confirm the speed of the native RJ45 interface on the Carbon X1?   10/100 or 1000?  TIA!

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My Japanese friend got a LC900J laptop. He wants to join out LAN to use the internet. However, I can't find RJ45 connector on his computer and his windows is full of Japanese! Is this true that this laptop doesnt have a network card? Is there a way to connect this computer to the network using an USB adapter or something like that?

Thanks in advance!

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I notice that Ethernet RJ45 Cat5e cables vary considerably in price - with the most expensive costing 5 times the least expensive.

Is there any real benefit to purchasing an expensive Ethernet patch cable? And if there is what is the benefit?



A:Solved: Ethernet RJ45

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I have a computer I use for bittorrent and other file sharing programs. Legal, of course, I just share/download things like systm, twit, etc. I would really like to be able to turn off the internet connection to this computer at the router without needing to go to the computer, pause the downloads, etc. The computer Is in another room and I usually just want to check my email/search for something and turn the connection back on.

All I need is a coupler with a switch. I've searched the internet, but I cannot find anything like this. I have all the proper tools, cable, cable ends, etc. I installed the network in my house. I just need a simple on/off switch. A splitter with a switch would be fine too, I just wouldn't plug anything into the other port. I just can't find it. Please point me to someplace I can order something like this.


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Is there really much difference in the ones for solid or stranded wire?

I have always used the same ones for either wire and never really noticed if they were for stranded or solid wire.

So, if I were to get the ones for standed wire, would it be terribly wrong to use them for solid wire too?

A:RJ45 Crimp Connectors

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I have a HP notebook running Windows 7 Pro that can access network shares and the Internet without issue over Wifi.

However, when I connect to the same network over wired ethernet (Wifi disabled), it can still access network shares, but no Internet.

Any ideas what might be the cause (other hardwired PCs can access both network shares and Internet normally) ?


A:Wifi: OK... RJ45: LAN, but no Internet

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