local area connection problems

By truthret3
Sep 9, 2006
  1. hey everyone im a newbie so take pity.. i just purchased a acer 5100 notbook with wireless connectivity and the wireless connection is workin my desktop is working but my local area connection on notebook says network cable unplugged....? any suggestions or advice on how to get my notebook up and runnin.. thanks in advance
  2. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,666

    If you are on wireless, you don't need "local area connection", which usually just means your network card.

    The message is harmless and Windows is just telling you that you don't have a cable plugged in. It's a status message.
    If you always use wireless, I would just disable the network card, so that will stop. If you use both, you can go into the poperties of the network card and tell it NOT to show you connectivity messages.

    However, if you DO have a cable plugged in, and it still says it, that could be other things.
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