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ken_shoti
04-04-2006, 12:30 PM
I'm using windows 98, how can i test whether my network card is working or not?

*if only one pc is in the house

_Aerospace_Eng_
04-04-2006, 01:18 PM
So you have two pc's? One connected to the net and one not connected? How close are the PC's in comparison to one another? You could get a long Cross over or Cat 5 cable and connect it to your modem.

JamieR
04-04-2006, 01:33 PM
Hmm, he only has one PC in the house...

_Aerospace_Eng_
04-04-2006, 01:41 PM
Then how is he posting?:confused:

kitz
04-04-2006, 08:11 PM
I'm using windows 98, how can i test whether my network card is working or not?

*if only one pc is in the house


there is no solid way to check it without some other thing to recieve packets. If you have a router of any kind, you can hook a ethernet cable up to that from your computer, and attempt to access the router setup/controls usually located at 192.168.1.1 ... im sure there is some hardware to test cards, but it's not inexpensive as I recall. Also, software stuff can't really tell you if anythings wrong. It may have an idea, but without anything to connect to the software cannot be certain. The only real way is to hook it up to another device. capable of sending/recieving packets as previously stated.

EDIT-- if you are connected to the internet through your network card and are posting here though, then chances are that it's working --EDIT

kitz
04-04-2006, 08:12 PM
Then how is he posting?:confused:

It's probably a little used piece of ancient technology commonly referred to as "a dial-up modem and phone line"

ken_shoti
04-06-2006, 04:22 AM
thnx for your responses, yes i'm using modem to connect, actually we have 2 pc (i used *if only one pc is in the house, i'm just curious about that matter, luckily i just reinstalled the driver then both computer was able to connect to each other.

kitz
04-06-2006, 08:04 AM
lol. always a good call, when something doesn't work, reinstall!

ken_shoti
04-19-2006, 05:40 AM
Hahaha :)



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