This is not really Sager specific, but maybe someone else has run into this problem. Basically, I want my built in network adaptor to always be on, even if no other computers are around or network cable is unplugged. Right now, it is only online when my computer is connected to another (static IP, local non-internet connected network). XP is "smart" enough to disable the adaptor when no cable is connected...but I don't want that! I'm using XP Pro, and when I try ipconfig from command prompt I get Media State.....Media Disconnected. If another computer is on and plugged into my local network, I get my static IP. I need this for local development and testing, and did not have this problem with Win 2000. This is a 5660 with Realtek RTL8139/810X ethernet adaptor. I've tried everything I could think of...thanks for any advice.
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7/17/03 at 11:37am