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XP VM under Windows 8 shows network cable unplugged

Q: XP VM under Windows 8 shows network cable unplugged

I'm not much of a VM expert. I have a couple of win7 systems running a WinXP VM that I installed manually, in all those cases, the virtual network has always just booted up and worked. Under Win8 Pro-RTM, I did a XP VM that I loaded myself (versus an XP mode) and it loads the virtual network adapter but it reports that the cable is unplugged

I'm not clear on what this means. Obviously, it's a VM so there is no cable to plug in. I'm guessing I'm suppose to match that Virtual Nic to the regular (aka Host's) NIC but I'm not see any options to do so.

On the same system I run windows 7 Ult and a XP install and the network loads up on boot.

Any guesses here?

Thanks

Dale

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A: XP VM under Windows 8 shows network cable unplugged

Hi there

There are too many possibilities here because we don't know what VM program you're using:
Virtual PC, Hyper-V, VirtualBox, VMPlayer/Wokstation, Parallels, others?...

Thanks

Hopachi

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I installed iogear bluetooth on my pc sometime last year but didn't use it but now I need it to communicate to my cell phone. When I inserted the adapter I get the error: network cable unplugged.

I can see the software is there but not sure how to proceed.
 

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I have seen many posts here about network cable unplugged issues and i am having similar and other strange issues in Vista Home Premium x64 on HP Paviollion.

The issues seem to have originated with one of the updates...then again, i've seen posts here that others have started having trouble after using a router. Does window not have a clue what it's doing?

anyway, ipconfig reports the net cable is unplugged and I know the cable is good, whatever the case, I cannot connect to my network or directly to internet using ethernet...

in addition to that, for a 2 days, i had my girlfriends computer (Vista x32) plugged into mine so she could use the internet through me...then it stopped working and we both have the same problem(network cable unplugged). One clue that maybe helpful to someone this that when I a plug into another computer or network, and I am using wireless internet at the time...it ceases to work although it shows the wireless as connected to UNIDENTIFIED NETWORK(MYINTERNET PROVIDER) when i mouseover the system tray icon (the wired net still says network cable unplugged regardless of what I try;drives, restart, reenable etc)

Does anyone Really know where this problem originates since it's so common? Should I just give it up and reinstall XP until Vista works well enough to be useful?

A:Network cable is NOT unplugged...hello windows!

hi warmbetty welcome to vista forum,

If the linkstatus is good , the led's on your network adapter(you can find it back side of your cpu) will glow. Have a look at your network adapter while you are experiencing this problem.

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Basically windows XP claims that my CAT 5e network cable is unplugged from the ethernet adapters in my PC's (which it is not) and will not let me set up a network.

Both PC's claim that the cable is unplugged... do I have to enable some sort of setting in the BIOS or do I have to tweak a setting of some sort?
 

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I am having this issue and have been searching online for days with no solution, so hoping someone here can help..
I have a dell laptop that suddenly started getting this message about network cable is unplugged, when it in fact isn't.. I cannot run ipconfig, i get an error that says it's not allowed. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers. The light on the network port is on, and I've tried several known working cables with no luck. I even went so far as to buy a dlink ethernet adapter that plugs into the laptop slot (pcm I think it's called) and this network card has the same issue, however works perfectly in another machine. I have tried winsock repairs I found online, but having no luck anywhere.
Any suggestions? Any further questions? Thanks!

John
 

A:Network cable unplugged error, but it's not unplugged

If it is not unplugged, you have a damaged socket, damaged cable, or damaged or defective ethernet card.
What error flags to you have in the Device Manager?
What is your Dell model and how old is it?
Using a strong light and a magnifying glass, look for bent or twisted wire in the ethernet socket., or just plain ol dirt, dust, hair, and fiber.
Still, a bad cable is most user's most likely problem. Do't forget that the other end of the connection can give you the same error message.
 

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So my network icon shows the cable and a red X, but I'm posting this from the same computer. I have two adapters, but one is disabled. I have tried disabling the adapter in use, enabling the other, and plugging the cable into that...same problem. I got a different cable out, and still have the same problem.

It's not a functionality problem, but still...it's annoying as hell ^.^

A:Icon shows cable unplugged, but I'm posting this. Only one adapter.

The onboard network adapter can be disabled from the BIOS.
It's usually a good idea to disable it from there, if you're not going to use it.

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Hello,

Since last night, my LAN connection has been giving me the error "Network cable unplugged." I have tried swapping the cable with another, swapping the ports on the router, restarting the router, power cycling the router, turning off the router and my computer and then turning them back on, and nothing has worked.

My computer has two network connections: Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller and a Hamachi network, which the computer is using (but not getting Internet on, of course) - I assume because it isn't giving a network cable unplugged error. This is the network controller that comes on my Gigabyte MA790X-UD4P motherboard, and it has the latest driver from the manufacturer's site (7.6.820.2009). In the device manager, it says that the device is working properly. There is a green light under the ethernet cable on the router, but not where it attaches to the motherboard (I can't remember if there was one before or not, though).

The Realtek Diagnostics Tool says the following:
IP Address 0.0.0.0
Connection NAme: Local Area Network
Link Status: Disconnected

It has a tab for Cable diagnostics, which says the following (Pair/Length/Status):

1-2 0 Normal
3-6 115 Normal
4-5 0 Normal
7-8 191 Short

When I run diagnostics, Register, Mac Loopback, PHY Loopback, IRQ, and FIFO all pass.

Here is what ipconfig/all says:

Primary Dns Suffix . . . . :
Node type . . . . .: Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled . . . . . : No

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A:Network Cable Unplugged error: cable is plugged in

  
Quote: Originally Posted by sodivided


It has a tab for Cable diagnostics, which says the following (Pair/Length/Status):

1-2 0 Normal
3-6 115 Normal
4-5 0 Normal
7-8 191 Short



Have you tried a different network cable? Your diags here say you have a short on 7-8.

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Hi, I have a brand new Dell Precision Workstation with Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. I have not been able to connect to networks or the internet. It does not recognize that it is plugged into the network/internet via an ethernet cable. The computer has a Broadcom NetLink Gigabit Ethernet adapter which appears to be detected and running normally. However it says "network cable unplugged" even though it is fully plugged in. Does anyone know of a solution or what the problem may be?

A:Network cable unplugged message when using ethernet cable

Is that your only connection? What is your network setup? Are you running through a router or a switch?

Try another cable. That one may be bad.

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Ok so have a Dell Inspiron laptop that is running on Windows XP and I am unable to connect to the internet. This happened a little over a week ago suddenly and everything that I have tried has been unsuccessful. I connect to the internet through an ethernet cable that plugs directly from the wall to my computer, however I cannot get internet because my computer is telling me that a "Network Cable is Unplugged" when it clearly is still plugged in. I have tried using different cables and in different rooms of my apartment, and yet I still have the same problem. My other roommates are not having any issues so this lead me to believe there is probably a problem with my computer. My computer skills are on a basic general knowledge basis so I have no idea how to begin to attack this problem. Strangely enough, in my attempts to get on the internet, I turned on my wireless connection which displays a full connection in the icon at the bottom of my screen at good or excellent quality, yet when I open firefox or explorer (the browsers I use) I still have no internet. I am not sure if this is an indicator of the same problem I am having or just a separate issues, but I am in desperate need of help. So please if you have any suggestions I would greatly appreciate them.
 

A:Computer not detecting a network cable, error reads "network cable unplugged"

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I ran two Linux distrobutions on my computer (KateOS [didn't work, monitor didn't like something] and Ubuntu) I didn't install anything I was just having a look to see if I could make a partition smaller with it so I could then install one of the Linux OS's.

Anyway, my problem is that now I have stopped using the Live CD's and have gone back onto windows, it is saying that the Network Cable is Unplugged or some other message to that effect. I have done several things to try to get it working, but nothing has.

Here is what I have done so far:
I restarted the computer several times
I reinstalled the drivers of the Ethernet socket thingy. (It's built into the motherboard)
I did a system restore and then un-restored it after that didn't work
I disabled the Ethernet socket thingy in device manager and then enabled it again
I unplugged the router from the power and plugged it back in again
I unplugged the ethernet cables at both ends and reconnected

That's all I can remember doing at the moment, but I may have done one or two things extra to these. The only thing I can think of doing extra to this would be reformatting the harddrive and reinstalling windows, which I'd rather not do. I do not know if the ethernet socket thing works in Linux or not but I could try it out if you think it will help. The device manager on windows says it is running correctly but I still get the Network Cable Unplugged message pop up every so often. I get n... Read more

A:Solved: "Network cable unplugged" message although it isn't unplugged

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Hello, I'm currently experiencing a new problem with a customers machine. Its Local Area Connection under network connections flips between the 'enabled' state and 'Network Cable Unplugged' I've went through the line and confirmed its plugged in and the ports lights are blinking properly.

I'm unsure whats causing the problem, but have a feeling its either a windows networking service or the driver. I'm tending to lean toward driver since it connected fine yesterday and downloaded 800MB of updates. I have tried re-installing the same driver that i used yesterday to get it on the internet, with no success.

Device manager says there's nothing wrong with the Ethernet driver, but it does list another ethernet controller, although I'm pretty sure that it is the wifi device, which I haven't been able to get its driver to work either. The computers model is an "HP Pavilion DV7-1245DX" it is running a fresh install of Vista Home Premium 64bit.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
 

A:Network Connect flips between 'enabled' and 'Network Cable Unplugged'

Have you tried manually setting the port duplex/speed?

For this to work you need to be able to specify the speed/duplex on both ends of the connection (i.e. at the switch as well as the machine).
 

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OK, after goin around many sites and looking at many "solutions" I can't find one.
Basically, I'm tryin to set up a PS3 to my laptop to get shared connection through my Mobile Broadband Dongle.

I know how to do it, as I've done it before, and the connection says its shared beside my ISP..

The Ethernet Cable is connected to both PS3 and Laptop, but it says on my laptop "Network cable unplugged" and has a red x beside it. Also on the playstation side of things, it says "connect ethernet cable".

I know it works as I had an xbox hooked up this way not so long ago.
Question is, why won't it see the cable this time?

I've tried 4 cables, so it cant be the cables..

???!!

A:Please Help!! Network Cable Unplugged?!

Hi DannyBoi3k,

Welcome to Vista Forums!

First, check the following article to see if it helps: How to Use Wireless Broadband (Dongle) on a Ps3 | Computersight.

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If that doesn't work, try the following You Tube video showing how to setup the connection:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDAcmrOVTdk

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If that doesn't work, try the attached PDF file at the end of this post to see if it helps.

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If that still doesn't work, you have to run the internet off of your computer and plug an ethernet cable into your ps3 from your computer then go to your connection on your computer (Vista: Control panel > network and sharing center > manage network connections) right click > properties > sharing, and select allow other users to connect through this computers internet connection.

Then on the ps3 go to settings and change the connection to wired connection and set it up from there.

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If that doesn't work, open your Network Connections. You will see the 3 modem, ignore this for now. Further down you will see 2 ethernet connections, Local area connection, and 1394 connection. Right click on Local Area Connection and Bridge the connection. Then open the properties of your 3 modem and under Advanced click on internet connection sharing. Instal... Read more

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Network Cable Unplugged? No Internet Connection
Greetings everyone,

Just the other day, I began to experience a problem with my Internet connection. On one of my PCs, in the notification area, an icon consisting of two monitors with a red "X" appeared with the message: "Local Area Connection: A network cable is unplugged." However, the cable is not unplugged. My other PC and laptop (which is wireless) can connect to the Internet, so I know it's not my ISP or my router.

First, I thought it may be the cable, so I replaced it with another cable I had. No luck.

Then I thought it may be the port on the router, so I plugged it into one of the other ports (including the port that the working PC was plugged into). Still no luck.

Next, I checked Device Manager > Network Adapters > Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection. There is no exclamation point next to it. Plus, under Properties, it indicates that this device is working properly.

I shut down all my computers, and unplugged the dsl modem and router. I waited a few minutes and then plugged in the modem, followed by the router. Once both of those were fully booted, I turned my computers back on. Still, no connection for the problem PC.

I went back into Device Manager and uninstalled the network adapter. Following this, I went to Add Hardware. The PC found the new hardware and installed it successfully. However, immediately upon reinstalling the hardware components, the unplugged netw... Read more

A:Network cable is unplugged.

New or not, I still vote for a faulty NIC. I had one customer recently who had a new computer and he bought a cable from me and complained that it was faulty having had the same symptoms that you are having. Long story short: it seemed that the female RJ45 jack on the NIC card was faulty (probably a cold solder joint, but that is just a guess.) He replaced the card and, magically, my cable started working for him.
 

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Hi,

I suddendly have no more internet. When I look at the connections Local Area Connection status switches rapidly between Enable then goes to Network cable unplugged with about 2 second between each status. Its making the router light flicker it just wont stay on Enable.

I tried to change wire and update drivers, no luck
Thanks

A:Network cable unplugged

Fixed

Had to change the Duplex settings to 10 Mbps Full Duplex as auto and 100 does not work. Odd error it has been working for a long time

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Hi All,

In my Toolbar, there is an icon highlighting the fact that a network cable is unplugged. When I have looked on Network Connections window, it shows that a Realtek RTL8139/810x FaMILY fAST eTHERNET NIC is unplugged. I do not have a network or have the need for one. How do I rectify the situation and remove the icon from the toolbar??

Cheers,

Stephen.
 

A:Unplugged Network Cable

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Hi,
Recently I started having this problem.
"Local Area Network Network Cable Unplugged"

Why is this happening? I'm still connected to the Internet when this thing pops out from my taskbar.

Its getting rather irritating as I prefer to hide my taskbar, so now every 4 to 8 seconds, my taskbar keeps coming up. And I start to notice that my MSN 7.0 keeps signing out once in a while now. Is it because of this network problem?

But my brother's PC which is also connected using the same network, don't seem to have both of this problems at all. How do I solve this problem?

Thanks alot guys
 

A:Network cable unplugged

it could be a problem with the netowrk card. Try getting the latest drivers for the network card.
 

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hello. I have just reverted back to a wired connection on my computer after trying a wireless card on it and deciding it wasn't good enough for my needs. Anyway, before I put the wireless card in I didn't have any problems with the physical connection of the internet to the computer. Now all of a sudden it tells me my network cable is unplugged. I checked the internet source from the router with another computer and it is good. There are two lights that come on when I plug the cable in the back of the computer. One is orange which comes on and stays on and the other is yellow which blinks. I really can't understand why the computer is givining me this error.

 

A:network cable unplugged?

Generally means a problem with the router LAN port, the cable, or the NIC.

Please show ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
 

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Hi, I have a Windows XP operating system that used to be connected to a wireless connection/Belkin router. After lots probs with wireless, tech guy changed me to wired. The pc I was using was running low on memory and was slow therefore I used the reload cd. I have multiple pcs running on this router, but now when I connect this one to the router the light on router stays orange, the message in network connections tells me that a network cable is unpluggeg, but it is!I know it is not the ethernet cable as it works fine on my vista next to it. Have spoke with Belkin and they took me to ipconfig. Message read was media state disconnected. I have tried disable and enable on Lan connection. Belkin say that my ethernet port is not working, but it was working ok before. When I was wireless, I used a cable and wireless usb network adaptor, any help from any one would be totally appreciated.Thanks
 

A:Network cable unplugged!

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Hi,

Firstly I'm sorry if this isn't in the right place - I'm rubbish when it comes to sub-boards and picking the right one. Also, I know there's been plenty of posts on this in the first place, but I've not found myself an answer that's helped.

Basically, a few days ago my internet stopped working on a wired connection. The 'ports' where you connect the computer to the modem aren't lit up like they usually are, but the lights on the front of the modem are all green and the wireless connection is still working for the laptop that I'm posting this from - so it's not an internet fault, it's something to do with the pc.

I've tried using all four different ports on the back of the modem, and tried using a different wire but nothing has worked so far.

I'd appreciate any ideas or suggestions, and please try to excuse me being a little on the unknowing side - lingo isn't really my forte so if you can put it in simple terms, please do!

Thanks in advance.
 

A:'Network cable unplugged'?

do you happen to have mcafee on that pc at all - a recent update caused network issues
if so
have a read here - and remove mcafee
http://forums.techguy.org/networking/1065830-customers-may-experience-loss-network.html
 

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I am being told my cable network is unplugged and this is making it very difficult to get online. Any suggestions on how I fix this? Thanks
 

A:cable network unplugged

You probably have a damaged cable , i would replace it.
 

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Hi there,

I have a problem with my connections between two computers Both are running XP. The problem occurs when the computers have been turned off for a number of days in a row. The message is 'a network cable is unplugged'.

My husbands computer has all of our business files on it, and mine has the internet available to it. My husband cannot access the internet which is how we wanted it, but now I am unable to access his computer which I was able to do through the ethernet adaptor (red cable).

So is the computer going to sleep or something? And how do we kick start it again? While the computers were turned off, no one else could use them, so there is no way they could have been mucked about with.

The last time this happened, I just connected the two systems to a friends computer system and both miraculusly worked. But now it's happened again?
They both work fine independantly, it's just I can't get mine to talk to his.

Please help.
 

A:A network cable is unplugged

How are the two computers connecting to the Internet (DSL/Cable or Modem)?

How are the two computers sharing the Internet Connection (Router or ICS)?
 

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On the right hand corner of my toolbar, near the time. I have the 2 computers icon, it has a red x over it and says Local area connection, A network cable is unplugged. How do I fix this, and where do the network cables plug in? It has been this way for the 2 years I have had this computer.
Thanks
 

A:Network cable unplugged?

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I have just rehooked a computer back up to find that the network cable is not being detected and the lights near the ethernet port are not on either

i know its not the cable because the cable works with other comps (e.g the one i'm on now)

i know its not the router because i'm on it now

and i'm pretty sure its not the onboard lan because its being detected in my devices

so any help
 

A:Network cable is being seen as unplugged

Remove it from the devices, reboot. Check then. Are there any lights near it that come on when you plug it in?
 

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ok so i'm trying to get internet, and I'm getting network cable is unplugged, which it definitely is not.. i have tried a couple things and tutorials online that I could find, but nothing worked... can anyone guide me through this and help me out?... let me know what to post to help you, and I'll put that up as soon as possible... i use dell, xp, and my network cable is broadcom netxtreme 57xx gigabit controller
it used to work :X

A:network cable unplugged

Start/Run...type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter/

Do you see any yellow or rred markings by any item?

Louis

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I have no idea what could of caused this problem on my computer, but one day I couldn't access the internet, so I called Verizon tech support (I use their high speed dsl). After talking with them forever they discerned that the problem was with my ethernet adapter, which at that time was part of my motherboard. I went out and got a brand new ethernet adapter card, installed it and loaded the newest drivers from the cd it came with.

The problem before with the "bad" ethernet adapter, was that it was saying that a network cable was unplugged despite an ethernet cable being plugged in. I used two other ethernet cables, even though to my knowledge the first was fine, I even used two separate Verizon provided modems, and Verizon did a line test and they are getting dsl access to the modem.

The reason I put this in the Win XP forum, is because it doesn't seem like it's the fault of Verizon, the modem, the cable, or the card, so it seems to me it has to be a communication issue from the card to the operating system.

I am using Windows XP Service Pack 2 and a TRENDnet 10/100 mbps Fast PCI Ethernet Adapter Card.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Network Cable Unplugged

Does it work with the new NIC? or has the problem remained despite switching out network adaptors?

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I cannot access the internet and a message comes up that there is a network cable unplugged, I have double checked everything is plugged in and it seems to be, the telephone line is in working order too, is there anything else it could be? Ive also turned everything off and put it back on again but it still comes up with the same message, any help much appreciated.
 

A:Network Cable Unplugged

How do you connect to the Internet on this PC? (i.e. DSL, Cable modem, dial-up, wireless router, etc.)
Do you have multiple NICs in the PC?
Are you able to do an ipconfig/all through the command prompt (Windows 2000/XP) or winipcfg (Windows 98/ME) and get an IP address for any devices?
 

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Okay, here's the situation.

Yesterday, for some reason, my internet cut off, the person who was on the computer at the time gave the ever-so popular, "I didn't do anything..." excsuse, so I don't know why it went down.

Now, I called the AT&T tech support today, and they had my unplug the moden, and router, and plug it back in and yadda-yadda.

My internet is obviously now working, although...
... as soon as I turn on the other computer, I get some, "IP is conflicting with another system on the network," or something similiar, and then the internet won't work on either computer, until one is shut off. Also, my Xbox 360 is affected by this, because my Xbox 360, and 2 computers are running off the same router (D-Link 614+).

Additionally, on both computers, every 5-10 seconds an error pops up reading, "A network cable is unplugged," however I'm able to go on the ineternet.

And to put the icing on the cake, my internet speed is drastically slower than usual, probably something to do with the "A network cable is unplugged" error popping up every few seconds. I wonder if I'm constantly losing/regaining connection some how?

Anyways, I've made sure that every cable is plugged in and secure, yet I'm still getting these errors.

Any suggestions? Please?
 

A:A network cable is unplugged *HELP*

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I have a Ethernet cable plugged in from my router and everything is plugged in correctly. However, in the adapter settings, it says "Network cable unplugged". I have changed speed &duplex, restarted my pc and also updated all of my drivers, if anybody has a solution, please let me know. Thank you.
 

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hello,

I installed Windows 7 (x86) today, but have found some trouble with getting a Internet Connection.

I'm using a dc-202 router. Windows doesn't detect any connections, and when going to network connections it says: Local area connections ; network cable unplugged (tho the cable IS plugged in, and my driver is up to date). My ethernet card is a VIA Rhine II compatible fast ethernet adapter.

I already tried to reinstal windows and to skip the router, and just connect directly to the Modem. Even then, I get an error stating: unidentified network. So when i go trough the router, i can't see any connections, when i go directly trough the modem i do get a network, altough i cannot connect to the Internet). I can't go on the Internet either way.

I hope this is enaugh information, otherwise i have some typing to do (cant post on my own computer, or use LAN)

A:Network cable unplugged

Does device manager report the adapter is fully functional?

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I have a dell laptop with windows xp home edition and a desktop with windows professional. I connected both computer with a network cable but the network icon on both machine said network cable unplugged. I heard that i need a crossover cable i don't know what is that. can anyone tell me how can a fix this problem.
thanks
 

A:Network Cable Unplugged

You do need a crossover cable to go from PC to PC. Most any computer store should be able to make you one, or at least have one for sale. I don't see them often in retail stores.
 

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I have a Lenovo 3000 J Series running XP Professional with SP3.
I'm using a Westell VersaLink 327W Wireless Router/Modem.

I lost my INTERNET connection with an Ethernet cable directly connected to the Ethernet port on the router/modem. There are 4 ports and I have tried each of them. I also completely turned off the modem and pc and started again. I'm unable to make an xbox live connection. I assumed because I was able to make a wireless connection to another PC in the house the xbox was bad and I sent it off for repairs. It returned with the same problem. Still unable to make a connection.

I then figured it was my PC, so I had it rebuild by one of the Computer engineers @ work. He had no problem making a connection to his dsl.

I spent 45 minutes on the phone with Verizon my ISP. He said the software for the Ethernet card was corrupt. I don't know how it could have gotten corrupt with the transfer of the pc from his place to mine. I asked him if the ports could have gone bad on the modem and he said yes but not in this case it is a software issue.

When you run the CMD prompt and ipconfig there is no address listed.
I connected another desktop PC via the Ethernet cable to the modem and nothing.
FYI the Ethernet cables are new. The modem/router is 4 years old..

I can however get a wireless connection on my laptop and desktop. When I connect the laptop via the Ethernet cable I got a connection. Could the Ethernet ports on the modem/router be bad? Is it a sof... Read more

A:Network Cable unplugged

If this multiple machines can't connect to the ports on this router, and your machine connects using a wired connection to another network, the logical assumption is that the ports on the router are bad.

You say you get a connection with the laptop to the wired ports? From that "working" laptop connected wired and wirelessly to the router, let's see this.
Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

IPCONFIG /ALL

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
 

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I'm sure a million others have asked about this, but here goes:

I've had to replace my router (lightning). My old router had gigabit LAN ports, and so does the new one. In between< i was using a temporary router with 100mbps ports only.

With this one, Windows reports "Network cable unplugged" when my NIC is set to Autonegotiate (Realtek GBEe gigabit LAN). If I change it to 100mbps Full duplex, it works fine. Forced 1000FD doesn't work.
The cable is obviously fine, since the old router waorked at gigabit speed with it, with autonegotiate.

Wireless connections to the router are unaffected.

I think, as usual, Windows has done something to its settings.

Can anyone help? Please. It's pointless I have a gigabit NIC, and router, and then am forced to use 100mbps speed!

My ipconfig /all:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : YahyasPC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 8C-89-A5-63-FE-22
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::24de:8cf2:3a2c:531%13(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.3(Preferred)
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Ack! I am at my wit's end. We have four networked computers running W2K. All of a sudden all four are giving "network cable unplugged" messages. Connecting and re-connecting every few seconds. Had Comcast in and the router is fine. We are a small charity and I am the accidental techie. I had installed RAM in all four before this problem started. Any ideas? TIA, Robin
 

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Hi,

I realise many people are having this issue and there any lots of threads about it all, which i have spent hours looking through forums for answers but I am not that computer savy to understand it all...Haven't really come accross the same scenerio as i am having, so here it is:

Just brought a Sony Vaio Laptop running Win 7 home Premium. Have a desktop computer running xp which is connected to modem and router...Am running a D-link DSL-502T and Linksys wireless-G broadband Router, model :WRT54G.

My issue is i can connect to the wireless network through the laptop but when i switch the wireless switch on the laptop every few minutes the desktop PC will drop the connection and display network cable unplugged, then goes back and fourth connecting and disconnecting every few minutes....as soon as i flick wireless switch off on laptop all is fine again.....wireless works as have another laptop running windows 7 pro and can connect mobile phone through wireless and ipad etc...I have had the internet load web pages but connection doesnt stay on...Does the same thing when i try connecting directly using network cable.

May be some easy answer? I honestly do not no where to begin. Thanks.

A:Another network cable unplugged

I updated firmware and appears to be working fine.
I had looked at doing that before i posted on forum but when i went onto routers website there was no update for version i had....then for some reason i got onto the UK home page instead of the US and there the correct version firmware was to download.

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K guys heres the deal. Think there might be fault with 1 of the ADSL wall ports/phone jack in 1 of the rooms in my house so ive moved the modem from there to another room and im running my laptop there from the modem connected and the ADSL seems to be fine. Now the computer in the previous room with the faulty ADSL Wall port is giving me an error message 'A network cable is unplugged' when i connect an ethernet cable from the computer to the ethernet wall port above the possible faulty phone jack there. Any clue why it might be doing this. the cable is fine and when i ran ipconfig i got the media dissconeccted message. do u reckon there could be a problem with the ethernet jack on the wall too? Or would i need a new sort of connection.Pls help! Thanks
 

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sounds like you have a problem with the cable/jack in that area
Can you move the computer from the other room so that you connect directly to the router rather than go through the wall that would confirm the wall cable/socket
 

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Our internet turns off and on. It says "Local area connection a network cable is unplugged". We have wireless internet and my dad has a computer 15 yards away that is connected to the same wireless internet. I can't seem to find the problem. We did switch service providers recently so that may be it but I highly doubt it.
 

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Please supply the following info.

Make/model of the broadband modem.
Make/model of the router (if any).
Connection type, wired, wireless.
Make/model of network card or wireless adapter.
Make/model of your computer.
Version and patch level of Windows, i.e. XP-Home SP2.

In addition, you didn't say if your dad's computer suffers the same issue, that would be useful information.
 

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Under Network and Internet > Network Connections> Local Area Connection icon, why would it say: Network cable unplugged? Does this mean an ethernet cable going from the router to my laptop?

A:What does it mean: Network cable unplugged?

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Error Getting... A network cable is Unplugged

OK so, Brand new Office built, everything went smooth as a coffee tabel , well, except the network issue that is.

Biostar A880G+ Mobo
AMD PH II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2Ghz
4GB GSKILL F3-10666 RAM
WD WD3000BLFS Velociraptor HDD
PSU ANTEC EA-380D GREEN RT

Again, all the wires and cables are plugged where they should go (AFAIK), pc boots perfectly, Bios is at DEFAULT (Optimal Settings). Installation of windows XP w/SP 3 also went well. Now it was time to install the Motherboard CD drivers and that also went well but after restarting I found myself dumbfounded when I couldn't get to the internet.

After the immediate panic, I uninstalled the driver and installed it again... nothing

Went to the Biostar site (on my own PC ) and downloaded their latest drivers... nothing.

Uninstall the NIC drivers and shut down the PC, plugged in an old Gigabit PCI NIC Card I had working on my old office PC, downloaded newest driver for it, start the pc, installed drivers, restart, plugged the Network Cable to the PCI Nic... nothing.

Tried having both Network ports installed so I could switch the cable between them (onboard and PCI)... nothing

Google search for some answers, Change Speed & Duplex from "Auto" to Full Gigabit Duplex"... nothing

Cable, Router and Hubs are good, checked them all against my own PC..

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A:A Network cable is Unplugged... XP w/SP3!!!

Hello,

Re-install the Chipset drivers if you havent already.

Have you tried updating the Firmware of the BIOS? Have you changed the patch lead to see if it is faulty? Changed the port on the switch?

Dave

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I unplugged my son's cpu unit it has a realtek wireles lan card and when i plugged everything back up I get an error message that says the network cable is unplugged. I've checked and rechecked and everything is plugged in. I have not uninstalled the software and would like to get some advice on the next step to get it back up and running so he can be connected back on the internet. Thanks
 

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I would think the "cable unplugged" messages is about the wired network adapter. Or do you have a cable attached to that?
 

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Hi. My desktop computer suddenly won't connect to my wireless network. I have ATT UVERSE as my internet service and Windows XP. I do have a wireless connection and my laptop and phone will connect to it, but my desktop won't all of a sudden. I get the error "Network cable unplugged" with the big red X. I have a Dell Inspiron 530S computer and the wireless adapter has a lit blue light on it. Please help, I'm not sure what to do and I've combed the internet unsucessfully for two days trying to fix this.

Thanks!!
 

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I am running windows XP and have my computer hooked up to a router which connects to the internet for me. The laptop that I'm typing this from works on the router as well as my PS2. I keep getting this same problem on my computer that says network cable unplugged but it is not. This all happened all of a sudden. It also happened to me one other time and I fixed it by completely reinstalling windows. I'm trying to avoid this. I know that it is a problem with windows, because I've tried installing 3 different hetwork cards and have the same problem with each. Can you please give me a suggestion of what I can do.
 

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my other computer use a linksys USB to connect to the internet, it has been working fine all these months. last week, one morning i turn the computer on and "local area connection" says the network cable is unplugged, and it also made my linksys USb has "limited or no connectivity", i have no idea what caused this problem, its very sudden and nothing has been done to the computer.
plz help,
Thanx in Advance
 

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Try uninstalling and reinstalling the USB NIC's drivers.
 

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Hello,

i've decided to try out windows 7 64bit. after fresh clean install i had an issue with drivers for my integrated network card, which i installed from CD i received when i've bought MB, which is ASUS P5B Deluxe with following network devices :
Marvell 88E8056 PCIe 1x 1 Gbit/s LAN
Marvell 88E8001 PCI 1x 1 Gbit/s LAN.

now i have 2 network devices displayed in device manager which appear to be working properly :
marvell yukon 88e8001/8003/8010 pci gigabit ethernet controller
marvell yukon 88e8056 pci-e ethnernet controller

and then 3 "other devices" left with yellow exclamation mark :
ethernet controller
rtl8187_wireless (i've disabled this one since i don't need wireless)
unknow device

i also have tried to install newest drivers from marvell homepage, but nothing has changed. i've also tried to setup speed on both network devices from auto to 100mb full and half duplex, but i'm still getting cable unplugged message.
i didn't play with router so far. my network was working with XP32bit without problems.

i have a feeling, this problem will disappear with 32bit release, but i'd rather try the 64bit one. is there anything i can possibly do to get rid off this problem?

LE: i've also tried to go directly with my internet cable without router, but the result is the same.

A:Network cable unplugged

  
Quote: Originally Posted by osirisko


Hello,

i've decided to try out windows 7 64bit. after fresh clean install i had an issue with drivers for my integrated network card, which i installed from CD i received when i've bought MB, which is ASUS P5B Deluxe with following network devices :
Marvell 88E8056 PCIe 1x 1 Gbit/s LAN
Marvell 88E8001 PCI 1x 1 Gbit/s LAN.

now i have 2 network devices displayed in device manager which appear to be working properly :
marvell yukon 88e8001/8003/8010 pci gigabit ethernet controller
marvell yukon 88e8056 pci-e ethnernet controller

and then 3 "other devices" left with yellow exclamation mark :
ethernet controller
rtl8187_wireless (i've disabled this one since i don't need wireless)
unknow device

i also have tried to install newest drivers from marvell homepage, but nothing has changed. i've also tried to setup speed on both network devices from auto to 100mb full and half duplex, but i'm still getting cable unplugged message.
i didn't play with router so far. my network was working with XP32bit without problems.

i have a feeling, this problem will disappear with 32bit release, but i'd rather try the 64bit one. is there anything i can possibly do to get rid off this problem?

LE: i've also tried to go directly with my internet cable without router, but the result is the same.


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just recently my computer started giving me the msg that i have a network cable unplugged, i have my computer set up to go from dsl modem to router then to my computer because we have another computer thats running on wireless, ive checked the cables and they all seem to be working fine because the wireless networked computer stays online but mine wont, ive tried connecting my computer directly to modem and still gives me the msg that a cable is unplugged or sometimes the msg will go away but the dsl connection still wont work. any ideas?
 

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I have a DELL LAT C610 working with Win 2K. It is an company laptop and I use at home and as well as at work, so I have more than 2 Network Connections,

The problem is that I keep getting the message "NETWORK CABLE UNPLUGGED" for the connection not being used can I get rid of this???

So far I have checked the value:
"Show Icon in Taskbar when connected" for all connections and Unchecked and this has done nothing to solve my problem,

Any help is appreciated??
Thanks in advance...
 

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Do you use a docking station? If so then your notebook might be loading the profile for that.
 

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Lan has not been working on my laptop for a long time. I remember correctly it used to work at start.

Laptop model is Hp ProBook 4540s.
Lan model (I don't know what technically should they call it) is Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller.
OS is windows 7 ultimate.

I decided to test it again today . Now it says network cable unplugged. Cable is connected. Lights are on both my router lan port and laptop lan port. There are 2 lights on my laptop lan port. One is green that is always stays on when connected to router and the other is orange that blinks.

I have tried 2 different ethernet cables. Both cables are ok. I have attached them with another Tp link portable router and can use internet via wifi.

I have more than one router and more than one ethernet cables. They are ok. Problem is with my lan.

Do lan become faulty? I would like to uninstall and reinstall driver, but how can i do so?

Another strange thing i have noticed. If i disable wireless network connection, LAN connection also vanishes from network connections page.
 

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