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Network cable is being seen as unplugged

By Parrey
Nov 25, 2005
  1. I have just rehooked a computer back up to find that the network cable is not being detected and the lights near the ethernet port are not on either

    i know its not the cable because the cable works with other comps (e.g the one i'm on now)

    i know its not the router because i'm on it now

    and i'm pretty sure its not the onboard lan because its being detected in my devices

    so any help :(
     
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,640   +322

    Remove it from the devices, reboot. Check then. Are there any lights near it that come on when you plug it in?
     
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Try uninstalling your onboard ethernet adapter from your device manager, and reboot your computer.

    Now reinstall the drivers.

    Regards Howard :) :)
     
  4. patio

    patio TS Maniac Posts: 700

    And if the excellent advice above does no good replace the cable...they do go bad.

    patio. :cool:
     
  5. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,305   +52 Staff Member

    If the cable works, then you might have a problem with your network jack.

    The missing lights on you NIC are a sure sign of hardware failure somewhere. This means the cable is not trasmitting, which could be caused by an improper connection (bad cable, bad network card) or a missing link somewhere (messed up hub, router or modem). But either way you go, its hardware for sure.
     
  6. Eddy Rassy

    Eddy Rassy TS Rookie Posts: 106

    The router should have a reset button, try resetting it.
     
  7. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,582

    MMMMMMM
    push it in did you here a click
    wiggle it a little contacts in the nic could be bent away
    can you or did you try a loop back test on nic
     
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