Network Dead, from bad to worse.  


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       #1

    Network Dead, from bad to worse.


    Here is the deal...I don't know what is wrong.

    There was a lightning storm here. When I got up my internet was messed up. I have a Mac and a PC connected via an ASUS router. Both the Mac and the PC were only giving me 10meg speed on my 200meg connection. So I called the cable Co. thinking it was a bad cable modem (4 other people in this apartment building had problems after the storm). They replaced the modem and tested the lines and everything was OK. But I still only had 10meg speed. Well, eventually the Mac just corrected itself and the speed is fine now (I am posting this on the Mac). The PC not so much. I messed with every setting I could find on both the PC and the router with no success. I reset the network several times and tonight I uninstalled the network card and reinstalled the driver...now I can't get a network connection at all.

    Win 10 reports that the NIC is fine, and I am using the router just fine otherwise. So I am at a complete loss as to what the problem is or what to do next. I at least had 10meg until I started to screw around and now I have nothing.

    Any brave soul feel up to this?

    Tommy

    Skytech computer with a Realtek NIC
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 29,721
    Windows 11 Pro x64 Version 22H2
       #2

    Could be your NIC got fried and damaged in storm.

    Sounds like you have desktop. Could you please unplug from wall. Then pull network card again, then reseat.

    Boot computer, enter bios and ensure it is being detected.

    I assume you have also swapped cables and port on router?
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Caledon Ken said:
    Could be your NIC got fried and damaged in storm.

    Sounds like you have desktop. Could you please unplug from wall. Then pull network card again, then reseat.

    Boot computer, enter bios and ensure it is being detected.

    I assume you have also swapped cables and port on router?
    Yeah to all of that.

    The main problem was that I could not unseat the NIC as it was part of the MB. I did think that flushing the NIC might be the key but no idea how. So in the interm I just unplugged the computer. The next day i plugged it back in and all of the problems disappeared. I am just gonna throw this one up in the win column even if I will never know what actually was wrong in the first place.

    Thanks for the reply!

    Tommy
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 29,721
    Windows 11 Pro x64 Version 22H2
       #4

    NIC's get hung. Dropping power allows them to reset. At least it is working again.

    Please mark your thread solved.
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 13,339
    Win10 Version 22H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro and Home
       #5

    Caledon Ken said:
    NIC's get hung. Dropping power allows them to reset. At least it is working again.

    Please mark your thread solved.
    To add, it is quite possible that pulling the power cord and replugging did 'normalize' things in the computer, not uncommon. It's the only way to truly "power off" a modern computer which always has power to the motherboard when plugged in.
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