Just received my Raspberry Pi and the network isn't working, it's as if the network port is completely dead. I have checked the X1 chip as others have suggested elsewhere but that hasn't made a difference. I plan on testing the network cable today to rule out a bad cable.

The USB, audio and video all work perfectly so I don't think it's a power issue.

What else can I look at? I'm fairly comfortable with electronics so don't mind hacking around with the hardware if necessary.

  • Given that you are comfortable with electronics, please tell us the voltage you measure between the +5 and GND pins of the Pi. When the network cable is connected and when it isn't. Also try to disconnect everything and use only the network cable. – Marco Poli May 7 '14 at 14:42
  • @MarcoPoli 4.92 V with the network cable uplugged and 4.91/4.92 with the cable plugged in. Would you like me update my question with these numbers? I noticed some brief LINK activity on the Pi when I unintentionally shorted it out, dunno if that helps give any clues. – jmreicha May 8 '14 at 17:26
  • Thank pretty much rules out a low-power power source. – Marco Poli May 8 '14 at 20:00

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