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08/15/2003 - Windows DCOM Vulnerability
can be caused by numerous factors including a network card failure, a
connection that has come loose, a switch failure in the building, or a
failure of the campus network. Here are some things you can do to determine
whether or not the problem is local or not.
with other users in your area to determine whether they are experiencing
problems. If they are also experiencing problems, it's not likely to
be the network card on your computer.
- If other
individuals in your area are not having problems, check to make sure
that all connections from your computer to the outlet are good. If the
network card in your computer has an indicator light to show operation,
it should be green or flickering green (look at the back of your computer
where the cable attaches). Amber indicates a problem. Try removing and
re-seating the connection to the computer and to the wall outlet. If
you are connecting to a hub or switch, make sure that there are no amber
lights on the switch.
- If you
have a network printer, try to send a document to the printer. If you
can send a document to the printer, it's not likely that it's a building
problem. Report the problem to your local LAN administrator. If you
cannot immediately reach your local LAN administrator, report the problem
to email@example.com .