Problem with connection on Dell Inspiron 1100...

By Coolmatt
Apr 14, 2006
  1. Yeah, I have a problem with this laptop and whenever I try to connect it to the internet, I get a "Network Cable unplugged" for 2 seconds than a connection for 2 seconds and then it repeats this same thing over and over and over. It is driving me MAD and I can't get on the internet with the laptop.

    First of all I asked my computer tech friend and he doesn't know what to do. I asked his computer tech teacher and he doesn't know. I tried calling Dell and they gave me bull**** about, "You need to replace the mobo and it's going to cost 100s of dollars."

    So, if anyone can help me I would appreciate it.

    Also I did install the correct drivers so that eliminates that question.
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,848   +375

    Might want to look into any possible firmware updates for that card, probably not real likely to find any.

    Another solution would be to buy a PCMCIA network card.
  3. jwill

    jwill TS Rookie

    You might have already tried this but here goes, try uninstaling the network card and restarting laptop re-install drivers. you could also check the cable could, be faulty.
  4. Coolmatt

    Coolmatt TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 141

    Tried I guess I might have to go with a Network PCMCIA Card...oh well, not that it really makes a difference.
  5. DreamMate

    DreamMate TS Rookie

    small hint

    did you check the WMI service ? is it started ? or desabled?

    sometimes , it could be desabled after spyware attack , and even you remove the spyware, you got to start it manually.
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