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Network cable unplugged?

By 0nfir3 ยท 11 replies
May 16, 2008
  1. My laptop is a NEC LaVie PC-LG26NRCGM and for some reason no matter if i plug in a network cable or not it keeps saying its unplugged...
    any ideas?
  2. 0nfir3

    0nfir3 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I also tried reinstalling drivers and changing drivers to everything i could find but no luck. The chipset i have is SiS 963L and the network card is SiS 900 i think its a part of it or something, not sure.
  3. mscrx

    mscrx TS Rookie Posts: 310

    does just say its unplugged or is it actually not connected to the network even if the cable is plugged in?
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Both I'd say.

    Try Start-->Run-->ncpa.cpl

    Right click on your Network connection and select Enable (Note: may not be in list if it's already enabled)

    Confirm your Network cable is secure, or replace it with a known good one

    Does the Network icon actually show up in Network Connections?
    If not, try:
    And confirm that you do not have any unknown or querried devices (yellow mark)
    ie confirm you do have the correct drivers installed

    Still not in Device Manager or Network Connections?
    If not, try:
    Restart your computer
    Press the key (DEL or F2 or some other key?) to get into system bios (cmos or setup)
    Locate your Network device, and confirm it's enabled

    Failing all this

    Please supply your computer make and model, Windows version
    And if the network icon is visible, and what you have tried so far
  5. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

    Your network cable may be broken or the port on your router in which the cable is plugged in may be broken. If the balloon is telling you that the card isn't connected then chances are the card is working and isn't talking with your router.

    Switch the cable to a different router port to see if the network card can talk to your router. If that doesn't work unplug the power from your broadband modem and your router. Plug in the modem and give it plenty of time to reboot. Plug in the router and give it plenty of time to reboot. If that didn't work and your computer still can't talk to your router then you might consider replacing the network cable.
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Didn't I say that?
    Although you elaborated a little on the Router I suppose
  7. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

    I don't read YOUR posts cause you're so frequently WRONG. :) I'm just kidding!
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    No you're right Cinders.
    I was having a bad day yesterday (after checking other posts, it would seem)
    The worst one was the CD not booting issue, and I forgot to mention the simple bootup order!
    Now that was bad :(
  9. 0nfir3

    0nfir3 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hey guys thanks for the replies!

    my laptop is:
    NEC LaVie G

    ncpa.cpl ... visible there and enabled

    device manager... the only yellow device is "PCI Modem" and under network adapters my nic is listed as "SiS 900-Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter"

    the network icon is visible in taskbar and has a red X ... network cable unplugged ... no matter what i do

    yes i have tried switching cables and ports on teh router to no avail

    however i have connected a usb wireless adapter and successfully connected to the router(and the net)

    any ideas?
  10. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Onboard network sounds to be faulty
    Can actually be the little connectors inside, or possibly even a dry joint.
    I don't suppose it's under any hardware warranty?

    Also if you have other network icons in there (ie Local Area Connection 1 and Local Area Connection 2 etc) then you could try removing them all, and even the device drivers again. Restart. Confirm that you have the correct drivers loaded.

    I believe you've done all this already, so again sounds to be onboard network adaptor.
  11. 0nfir3

    0nfir3 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yeah thanks for trying to help...
    do u know if there exist a pcmcia card with a combination of a network plug and wireless?
  12. lamo

    lamo TS Rookie

    0nfir3, the LAN connector may be damaged. also, it can be faulty of yhr LAN chip. in this case you can buy PCMCIA LAN card, or replace the LAN chip(i suspect, that it's only connector damage, and you can check it).
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