Orange light on network port stopped flashing

Problem description:

Orange light on the laptop network port stopped flashing. The laptop will not connect to the local network and Internet.

Possible cause:

1. Local Area Connection is disabled.

2. Defective network cable.

3. Bad network port.

Possible troubleshooting steps and repair solution:

It’s possible the orange link light stopped flashing because the Local Area Connection in the laptop has been disabled. Check the network connection properties and make sure the Local Area Connection is enabled.

Windows XP:

Click on Start button >> Right click on My Network Places >> Click on Properties Right

click on Local Area Connections icon and Enable if the connection is disabled.

Windows Vista:

Click on Start button >> Right click on Network >> Click on Properties >> Click on

Manage network connection (in left pane) Right click on Local Area Connections icon and Enable if the connection is disabled.

If enabling the connection doesn’t help, it’s possible that you have either bad network cable or broken network port.

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