Unplugged sis 900 based ethernet adapter

By richsnook
Nov 4, 2007
  1. Can anyone help?
    I am trying to get a local area network set up at home and running the windows xp setup it states that my sis 900 based ethernet adaptor is unplugged. I have to confess that I do not know where to start.
    Is a plug/ card not plugged into my motherboard, if so where do I start looking?
    Is this a software problem that requires a fix?
    Is this a Bios thing?

    My internet connection is good and the bridge (ignoring above device) enables me to share the internet, pictures and music between computers via my Belkin router/modem. Tho it seems I have to constantly reload network LAN set up if I turn off computer!!

    I was just hoping for a lot more sharing of programs between computers. Is this a realistic hope?
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    It means that net network cable is unplugged. You are either:
    - using a wrong kind of cable
    - using a bad cable
    - using bad drivers (get the latest from the internet)
    - having incompatibilities between the two networking devices (try setting the link speed and duplex manually in the NIC properties)
  3. richsnook

    richsnook TS Rookie Topic Starter

    sis 900

    thanks for the reply.

    Am I right in thinking that if I have a wireless network then I do do not need this sis 900 ethernet adapter thing?
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Yes.. Usually the unplugged message applies to wired network cards.
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