Ethernet Card - How To Check It?

percy

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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?
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Geffy

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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
 

celticfan11

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ping 127.0.0.1

if it replys it will tell you if your ethernet card is working or not
 

Wolf1.8

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celticfan11 said:
ping 127.0.0.1

if it replys it will tell you if your ethernet card is working or not

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.
 

percy

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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.
 

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