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    Netgear wndr4500 shows a orange light for 1 of 3 wired Lan ports.

    Netgear manual states that a LAN Port solid amber light shows 10 Mbps link connection. A green light shows a 1,000 Mpbs connection.
    This is on a portable computer wired to a LAN port. It will not change on any of the 4 LAN ports, nor with any cable that is used from the other two computer that are also Wired that has green lights. The portable computer has W7 home with 8meg memory.
    The portable computer connects OK, but with the orange light never changing to green.
    I have tried looking at the computer setups on both my main computer and the other computer that is working, not seeing anything different.
    I have searched the router setup without finding anything that would effect just one computer....so I am thinking it has to be a setting in the portable computer. The portable computer works wireless OK, but I wish to use a wired connection. I tried turning the wireless off on the router and the portable computer...no change.
    It would be great to know what I am doing wrong and have all green lights. I feel like it is the computer and not the router setup......???
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    Amber means 100 or 10Mb. The laptop will have a 100Mb port so this is correct.
    You can check the network status on the laptop and it will show you the connected speed.

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    Amber means 100 or 10Mb. The laptop will have a 100Mb port so this is correct.
    You can check the network status on the laptop and it will show you the connected speed.

    cheers, Paul
    Paul, do I understand that you are saying the amber light is normal for my laptop? This is my first time with a laptop. (I am on DSL)

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    Does your laptop support 1 Gbit/s ethernet?

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    I would not expect a Gb port on low cost laptops, so the amber light would be correct.
    To check this:
    1. Open the Network & Sharing Centre
    2. Click "Change adaptor settings"
    3. Right click on your LAN adaptor and select Status.

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    I would not expect a Gb port on low cost laptops, so the amber light would be correct.
    To check this:
    1. Open the Network & Sharing Centre
    2. Click "Change adaptor settings"
    3. Right click on your LAN adaptor and select Status.

    cheers, Paul
    My laptop is Toshiba Satlite LG55. The status shows the speed as 100.0 Mbps.
    THANK YOU! I have been working and searching since after Christmas for this information. Never found an answer.
    Our Administrator hit it right on the head. Your answer told me how to find the answer! I am glad to know that I have everything hooked up and set up right.
    Thank you both! You made my day! I am still learning about networking and have found Windows Secrets site to be the place to find answers!
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    You're welcome .

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