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  1. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 96
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, Insider Preview.
       09 Jun 2016 #1

    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. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 1,385
    Win10 1607
       09 Jun 2016 #2

    Disabled in the Bios? or perhaps in Power Saving mode?
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,858
    Windows 10 Pro
       09 Jun 2016 #3

    Do you have an Ethernet network connection that is working in Windows?
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  4. Joined : Mar 2015
    Philadelphia
    Posts : 1,074
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       09 Jun 2016 #4

    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. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 1,604
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       09 Jun 2016 #5

    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. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 96
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, Insider Preview.
       09 Jun 2016 #6

    Kyhi said: 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. Joined : Mar 2015
    Philadelphia
    Posts : 1,074
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       09 Jun 2016 #7

    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. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 96
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, Insider Preview.
       09 Jun 2016 #8

    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. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,858
    Windows 10 Pro
       09 Jun 2016 #9

    WinInsiderBeta said: View Post
    But could the lack of a processor be the culprit?
    I would say yes, most definitely!
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  10. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 96
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, Insider Preview.
       09 Jun 2016 #10

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