Ethernet Card - How To Check It?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by percy, Mar 28, 2004.

  1. percy

    percy OSNN Senior Addict

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    I have an ethernet card. how do i know if this is working? how do i check it? can you ping your own ethernet card?
    thanks.
     
  2. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    does the card have an IP address assigned to it, in which case you can do
    ping ip.address

    also in WinXP go to the Control Panel and then Network and View Connections, it should then list all the network connections availible on your machine
     
  3. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    put it on a network and try to ping another computer through it :)
     
  4. celticfan11

    celticfan11 Moderator

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    ping 127.0.0.1

    if it replys it will tell you if your ethernet card is working or not
     
  5. Wolf1.8

    Wolf1.8 OSNN Junior Addict

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    Pinging the local loopback (127.0.0.1) will tell you of the PROTOCOLS are functioning properly on the computer...not the physical card. Pinging your own IP address will tell you if the card is functioning properly.
     
  6. NuclearSmegma

    NuclearSmegma This Space for Rent

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    Silly question - do the lights come on when you cable it up?
     
  7. percy

    percy OSNN Senior Addict

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    it does light but it doesn't blink. i did ping the ip address and it replied so it works.
    thanks.