Ethernet port is damaged

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hjv - Jan 30, 2009 at 11:30 AM
xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - Jan 30, 2009 at 02:07 PM
Hello,
My laptop cannot connect to the internet because of damaged ethernet port. I can say that it's damage because the copper/gold that are used to align with the internet cable wire is lacking. I mean, instead of having 8 "lines",it has only four in it. One of my "computer geek" friends said that it may be the cause why I cannot connect to the internet. Is it possible to replace it with a new one? I know usb can be used for internet connection but I also doubt that it will work with my laptop since I am living far from the city. Hope someone answers. Thanks.

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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
Jan 30, 2009 at 02:07 PM
You can buy a USB Ethernet adapter to solve your problem. I think you are confusing a USB Wireless adapter with a USB Ethernet adapter. The one you need is an Ethernet adapter.
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