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Problem connecting Linksys Gigabit NIC (EG1032V2) to WRT54GS

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Silk, May 9, 2005.

  1. Silk

    Silk Network Guru Member

    I upgraded one of my NICs from an old 3Com to a Linksys Gigabit NIC EG1032V2. I can connect using the 3Com NIC without any problems but when I use the EG1032, Windows XP tells me my network cable is unplugged. The router shows a slow blinking light on the port to which the EG1032 is connected. The weird thing is, if I connect the EG1032 directly to my cable modem (bypassing the WRT54GS), it works fine. I know I am missing something obvious but can't figure it out. Neither google nor Linksys knowledge base searches produced anything useful.

    Any help appreciated. Thanks!
  2. Lazybones

    Lazybones Network Guru Member

    Re: Problem connecting Linksys Gigabit NIC (EG1032V2) to WRT

    Are you using the same cable or do you use a differnent cable when you bypass the router?

    Gigabit Ethernet is more sensitive to cable issues.
  3. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    see if it is a ip conflict btween the computer and router. did you try anyother ports on the back of the router. does anyother computer work when they are wired to the router
  4. Silk

    Silk Network Guru Member

    Lazybones: Same cable on all tests

    Jagboy: I don't believe it is an IP conflict since it is reporting the cable as unplugged. Also, with my old 3Com it grabs an IP from the router no problem. I tried all ports (2 - 4) in case it was a bad port. Again it works with the 3Com but not the EG1032V2.

    So far, I am under the assumption it is incompatible hardware or incorrect settings since I am able to use the EG1032V2 with the same cable if I bypass the router. Of the two theories, only the latter makes sense since EG1032V2 is backwards compatible with 10/100.

    Thanks for the replies guys. Any help would be appreciated.
  5. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    try to attach a gibit swtich to the wrt and connect your comptue to that.

    try to swap the current router out for anoter non-gigbit swtich and see if that EG1032V2 works with that. if so it could be the router. if not then it is the nic
  6. Silk

    Silk Network Guru Member

    I am not sure what this would accomplish as I have shown both to work independently of one another. The matter at hand is that they do not work together. Unfortunately I do not have 2 additionally switches laying about, as I would have switched out the WRT54GS already.
  7. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    and what is the result
  8. Silk

    Silk Network Guru Member

    jagboy: I am sorry but did you even read my post?

    Any constructive help appreciated.
  9. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    oh crap i should not post @ 2am anymore...sorry :oops:

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