Network Cable Unplugged (NIC Card?)

By DamonBoost ยท 6 replies
Nov 17, 2006
  1. I had a lightning storm wake me up from a nap the other night with my computer still on. When I woke up I went ahead and shut everything down. The next day I got the "Network Cable Unplugged No Internet Connection" . I first thought it might be my cable modem or cable so I plugged the modem into my laptop and it works fine. Would that mean my NIC Card was fried from the storm?. I already reformatted my computer (which I was planning on doing anyway). I checked the device manager and it states my NIC is working correctly. Everything else on the computer is working fine now except I cant get it to read that the cable modem is connected...

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    I've heard of it happening before!!! Happened to a friend, he just put a new nic in and all was ok!!!!
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    I concur with rik.

    Replace your nic and see what happens.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  4. DamonBoost

    DamonBoost TS Rookie Topic Starter

    also, i did this as suggested by someone on another board...:

    "start>run>cmd type ping localhost or ping
    you should get four replies, if not the problem is with your nic."

    And I got 4 replies back, does that mean its not my NIC Card?
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    To be honest, I don`t know. I still recommend you try a new nic and see what happens.

    Regards Howard :)
  6. DamonBoost

    DamonBoost TS Rookie Topic Starter

    UGHHHHHHH! So I went out and purchased a new NIC... Now It says I am connected but I cant get the connection to work on my PC. I have disabled, then uninstalled the other NIC. It just says connected buy no data sent back or forth. I am about to implode.. =(
  7. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    Would you mind posting an ipconfig /all here, so we can get an idea of what's happening?

    Start > Run > cmd
    Type ipconfig /all

    To copy the results, right click the title bar of the command window and click 'Edit'. Click 'Select All' and right click on the selected text. Paste it here.
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