Connection Troubles

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by chaos945, Feb 12, 2003.

  1. chaos945

    chaos945 Moderator

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    Okay, I have 4 network adapters and the only one that connects to my ADSL Provider is the one they gave me, the SMC EZ Card. This is a problem because it really sucks and I want to use my 3Com Integrated adapter on my motherboard or at least one of the other two. But every time I switch to any of my other cards my internet won't connect; I look in my DNS and IP config and all the correct info is there it is even connecting to my DHCP and getting a new IP, but.....no internet. Anyone have a clue what’s going on here?

    My Modem:
    DLink ADSL Ethernet Modem

    My Service:
    ADSL High Speed 500/100kbps

    My Network Adapters:
    3Com 3C920B-EMB Integrated
    NVIDIA nForce MCP Networking Adapter Integrated
    SMC EZ Card PCI
    DLink DFE-538TX/R PCI

    My Motherboard:
    Asus A7N8X Deluxe
     
  2. lieb39

    lieb39 Apple lover, PC User

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    Whats your OS?
     
  3. chaos945

    chaos945 Moderator

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    Windows XP Pro (legit) SP1
     
  4. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    The ISP may have locked your MAC address. Every NIC has a (sortof) unique MAC address. Some ISP:s lock them for security reasons (beats me). This means that you can't change computer or NIC unless the ISP unlocks it.
     
  5. chris

    chris Free to Fly

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    If you are changing the NIC for the internet then yeah the MAC address will come into it. When i swapped what i used for my cable modem i had to completely switch off the modem and unplug it from the computer for 3 hours, in a way making the modem forget the MAC address. After waiting I plugged it back into the new NIC and it updated the address and worked fine.