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  1.    09 Jun 2016 #1
    Join Date : Apr 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro v1703 64-bit

    New Motherboard - Ethernet port LEDs don't turn on.


    In my previous mobo, the ethernet port's green and orange LEDs would always be lit. Even if the computer was powered off.

    But i noticed that this new mobo doesn't do this. I connected the network cable, but LEDs won't turn on.

    Is there something wrong?
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  2.    09 Jun 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2016
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    Win10 1607

    Disabled in the Bios? or perhaps in Power Saving mode?
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  3.    09 Jun 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Do you have an Ethernet network connection that is working in Windows?
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  4.    09 Jun 2016 #4
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Philadelphia
    Posts : 1,172
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    There are a lot of variables to consider and some missing details. Are you sure this connection is active and should work? Are you sure the new port has LEDs? Is the port disabled in the BIOS? Do you have the drivers installed for the port?
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  5.    09 Jun 2016 #5
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    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10

    Green LED shows a connection - Orange LED shows traffic...

    So yes when a LAN is connected they should be on..
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  6.    09 Jun 2016 #6
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    Windows 10 Pro v1703 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyhi View Post
    Green LED shows a connection - Orange LED shows traffic...

    So yes when a LAN is connected they should be on..
    Dumb question: does the network card require a CPU to be able to recognize network activity?
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  7.    09 Jun 2016 #7
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Philadelphia
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    You will need a CPU to power on and boot the motherboard. If you have no CPU installed, you aren't going to be able to do anything.
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  8.    09 Jun 2016 #8
    Join Date : Apr 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro v1703 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    The mobo actually turns on without the processor, all fans work, HDD works, DvD drive works... but the network LEDs don't.

    I don't have the CPU yet , it will arrive next week, i'm unable to check the BIOS.

    But could the lack of a processor be the culprit?
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  9.    09 Jun 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by WinInsiderBeta View Post
    But could the lack of a processor be the culprit?
    I would say yes, most definitely!
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  10.    09 Jun 2016 #10
    Join Date : Apr 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro v1703 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    Oh well, Looks like i'll have no way to know until next week then.
    Thanks everyone.
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