Mudcat Café message #3995120 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #3995120
Posted By: Jon Freeman
03-Jun-19 - 01:06 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
Hi SRS. Iíll start off by saying Iím making the possibly incorrect assumption that itís just the network port on you motherboard gone. And itís just something I might try. I can not advise on the Widow diagnostics or absence of.

If you did want to fit one, the first thing you would need to do is confirm what slots you have free on the motherboard. They might be PCI or PCI Express. Then you want a network card (PCI-e type shown)

Fitting should be easy.

Unplug the power and open the case. Touch yourself on something metal to discharge any static in you. The holes in the case for the slots will be covered by blanking plates and there will be some sort of screws or clamping mechanism but you will figure that out. Fit the new card thatís it inside.

You will want to move the network cable to this new socket and might like to try to disable the onboard network slot by looking around in the BIOS so you only show the one network card.

Configuration varies from system to system and I donít know Win 10 well enough but if you are using DHCP (assign IP address automatically, commonly by the router), things might ďjust workĒ.