Friday, February 1, 2008

Kick start a GBE

The GBE card started to malfunction in my WinXP x64 machine. It constantly showed "network cable unplugged". I checked to make sure the cable, switch, and the networking stack are working fine - just by moving the connection to a spare embedded Fast Ethernet port, and everything worked. When I looked at the card Link/Act light and it didn't light up. Disabling/enabling and rebooting didn't help either.

So I opened up the box and swap the card with the Firewire card (I only have to PCI slots). Boot up and everything back to normal. The Firewire card works fine in the old GBE slot too. Well, maybe it just needs a little "kick start"...

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