I have no idea how it happened, but today when I turned on my computer I noticed Miranda didn’t log on to ICQ. Strange I thought and reconnected, only to see miranda instantly set status to Offline.
Ah, I thought, I have deactivated my network (I do that since I’m a little paranoid at times ;)) so I clicked start, settings and network, and it said “Empty.”
Now I was getting a little worried, so I looked around the back and saw that the light was off. I pulled it out, reconnected it and fiddled a little with it but no result. So I looked at my router (in my closet) and it did not have any light either.
Windows does not find my NIC, Realtek (my NIC is a Realtek 8010B chip) setup does not find my NIC, my NIC is gone.
Not that I care all that much, I have alot of spare network-cards (and spare PCI-slots :)) but I don’t like things dying on me…
I might reinstall Windows to see if that can solve the problem but I greatly doubt it.
I’m now thinking (as my replacement PCI-NIC isn’t all that great) of buying a Gigabit-card as my friends have GB-cards (we LAN often).
I’ve found a card at a good price, it’s a D-Link DGE-510T, anybody have any knowledge or experience with this card?
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