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When I plug my computer into a port on my hub, switch or router the link lights blink.  What can I do?

Please see the following instructions per your version of Windows:

 

Windows 8

  1. Click on the Start menu, and type ncpa.cpl into the search box at the bottom of the start menu then hit enter.
  2. When the “Network Connections” window opens, check to make sure that there are no Mac Bridges, WAN Bridges, etc.  If there are please right click on them and click on Delete.
  3. After completing the last step, double click on the Local Area Connection that controls your network card (Normally will be the only one listed).
  4. When the “Local Area Connection Status” window loads, click the Properties button.
  5. When the “Local Area Connection Properties” window opens, click on the Configure button, then click on the Advanced Tab.
  6. When the “Advanced” area loads click on the "Speed & Duplex" option under “Property”. (This may also appear as “Media Type”, “Connection Speed”, “Connection Type”, "Link Speed & Duplex", please try to find the closest match for your system.)
  7. Change option in the “Value” area from “Auto” or “Auto Negotiation” to one of the other options. This list may also vary, depending upon the make and model of the Network Adapter.
  8. Click OK after you made the change then click Close.
  9. Repeat until the lights are on solid

Windows Vista/7

  1. Click on the Start menu, and type ncpa.cpl into the search box at the bottom of the start menu then hit enter.
  2. When the “Network Connections” window opens, check to make sure that there are no Mac Bridges, WAN Bridges, etc.  If there are please right click on them and click on Delete.
  3. After completing the last step, double click on the Local Area Connection that controls your network card (Normally will be the only one listed).
  4. When the “Local Area Connection Status” window loads, click the Properties button.
  5. When the “Local Area Connection Properties” window opens, click on the Configure button, then click on the Advanced Tab.
  6. When the “Advanced” area loads click on the "Link Speed & Duplex" option under “Property”. (This may also appear as “Media Type”, “Connection Speed”, “Connection Type”, please try to find the closest match for your system.)
  7. Change option in the “Value” area from “Auto” or “Auto Negotiation” to one of the other options. This list may also vary, depending upon the make and model of the Network Adapter.
  8. Click OK after you made the change then click Close.
  9. Repeat until the lights are on solid

Windows XP

  1. From the desktop, click on the Start button, then choose the Control Panel icon.
  2. After the “Control Panel” loads look for Network Connections, and double click on the icon.  If the Network Connections icon is not listed, then look for “Switch to Classic View” link on the left hand side of the Control Panel and click on it.
  3. When the “Network Connections” window opens, check to make sure that there are no Mac Bridges, WAN Bridges, etc.  If there are please right click on them and click on Delete.
  4. After completing the last step, double click on the Local Area Connection that controls your network card (Normally will be the only one listed).
  5. When the “Local Area Connection Status” window loads, click the Properties button.
  6. When the “Local Area Connection Properties” window opens, click on the Configure button, then click on the Advanced Tab.
  7. When the “Advanced” area loads click on the Connection Type option under “Properties”. (This may also appear as “Media Type”, “Connection Speed”, “Link Speed”, please try to find the closest match for your system.)
  8. Change option in the “Value” area from “Auto” or “Auto Sense” to the 10Base-t, 10 half duplex mode, 10 no duplex. This may also vary, depending upon the make and model of the Network Adapter.
  9. Click OK after you made the change then click Close.