I have a Netgear GA311 Gigabit PCI Adapter plugged into a dell PC. I have a cable running from the card to a Netgear GS108NA (Prosafe 8 port Gigabit switch). The computer tells me a network cable is unplugged.
If I plug the same cable into the PC's on-board LAN port, it works fine. (meaning I can plug the gigabit switch into the 10/100 ethernet port on the computer with the same cable)
I can even plug our standard network (10/100 Ethernet switch) into the Gigabit PCI card, and it works great.
I just want a small cluster of computers to all have Gigabit cards and connect on a gigabit switch, so they can transfer huge files to each other as quickly as possible.
Why does my Netgear PCI Card not recognize when it is plugged into my Netgear Switch?