I am not expecting miracles from this post but may be this effort will bring me some luck. I have a simple story to tell : I bought a DM7020 from e**y from a German guy but the box has a strong defect : the ethernet port is dead !
I tried many manipulations so far including : static ip vs dhcp, direct DM to PC connection using a working crossover cable (even trying different cables there), HuperTerm method to force IP and speed, multiple DreamUp flashed images, I even tried different hub routers, etc., etc.... but same result : no way to wake up the ethernet port.
My questions are :
1. Is there another way of connecting a DM to the internet other than using the Ethernet port (I doubt) ?
2. What method should I use to fix the problem other than buying a new DM7020 or changing the entire mother board ?
3. Is there any specialised forum, website or even DM repair-shop (in France) that can handle this with reasonable budget (please pm me any useful link)
Thanks to help get out of this "trap" !
PS : I already have another DM7000 since 3 years using all networking methods and tools : routers, DCC, FWP, dyndns, samba, Emus, etc.... So I am a pretty advanced DM/LAN/WAN user but unfortunately not an electronic expert !