I recently had to reinstall Windows XP on my desktop (Dell Dimension 8300) and so had to re-set up my internet which I share with 4 others in my house.
I noticed that whereas previously there was a green light near the port for the cat5 cable (which I think flashed green) there is now a solid red light which flashes orange. My NIC is an Intel(R) PRO/100 VE and it is built into the motherboard.
Now, the connection seems to be functioning but it does seem to be somewhat slower than it used to be. I have checked that its plugged in properly here and at my friends computer (the host) and believe I have the most up to date driver, so I am at a loss as to why this light has changed colour.
Does anyone know what could of caused this? Or, even better - what do the different colour lights mean? It's one of those little things which is really bugging me.