i wasn't sure where to put this in the software or hardware threads. But i've been having this problem that i haven't been able to figure out.
The other day i put my vista pc into sleep, that was actually the first time i've ever used sleep before i always shut down and start up than leave my computer on or putting into sleep. But anyways i put it into sleep, woke it up and my lan cards no longer work. (thank god i have a wireless card thats working). They show that cable still pluged in but they can't get a connection.
i also installed xp back on to my computer today and they still won't work, even after a complete os reinstall. I just don't understand what the heck happen.
if you have any clues on whats up, i would greatly appreciate it.
wireless is ok when your only a few feet away from the router but i would rather be pluged in.
After awaking the system, go to device manager, click on Network Adapters, then highlight the LAN card that is still asleep. Then right click and select disable. Wait a sec, then right click and enable. Let me know if this works for you. Not eligant but gets the job done!