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Re: [vox-tech] Dead ethernet on Thinkpad T20
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Re: [vox-tech] Dead ethernet on Thinkpad T20

On Monday 03 January 2005 14:31, Ken Bloom wrote:

> >
> > > Also, I noticed that neither LED is lighting up on the ethernet jack
> > > on the back of the laptop.  (I'm not certain whether they would if
> > > there's no driver 'activating' the NIC.  If a light should be on --
> > > regardless of software -- when plugged into a live network I guess
> > > maybe the NIC is, in fact, dead... <:^( )
> >
> > Most nics only light up after they are initialized by drivers.
> My DWL-122 USB Wireless adapter seems to light up even when the
> appropriate drivers aren't installed, and I think the light on the
> ethernet goes on pretty early in the boot process in general. I think
> it's a hardware thing.

I've seen both. I've seen cards have lights not go on before driver 
initialization more often then not for ethernet cards, but thats just my 

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