lights on ethernet port

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lights on ethernet port

  • hi there,
     
    i have just noticed at the back of my dimension 9150 on the ethernet in port i have 2 lights 1 orange at the bottom and 1 yellow that flickers on and off, what are these lights for?
     
    Please advise,
     
    Thankyou  Dexter_UK
  • Hi,

    One steady light shows the card is connected to the network or your ADSL router / modem.

    The other normally flashing will show data trasfer.

    Normal basic status and condition indicators, nothing to worry about.

    hth

    Ceri

  • thanx for your quick response Ceri thats great thankyou very much.
     
    Dexter_UK
  • Just a bit more detail from the Dell docs:


    Link integrity light (on integrated network adapter)

    green light — A good connection exists between a 10-Mbps network and the computer.

    orange light — A good connection exists between a 100-Mbps network and the computer.

    off (no light) — The computer is not detecting a physical connection to the network.


    Activity light (on integrated network adapter)

    yellow light — Blinking indicates activity on the network.
  • Thx for more help Peter appreciate it

    Dexter_UK