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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?



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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?...



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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!


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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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
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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I'm getting the message network cable unplugged. I have no cable there and the Ethernet card is disabled. A long time ago i had two CPU networked. Ever
since i got rid of second computer the message still appears. First time here so any help would be nice thx.

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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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I've often come across this forum in my Google searches when looking for advice to computer issues so it's only natural I finally join and directly post an issue I'm dealing with now.

Here's my setup:
Dell Inspiron 1100 laptop running off power adapter
512mb RAM
20gb Hard Drive 14gb free
Hardwired to Actiontec Modem Router on Verizon FIOS
Network Adapter: Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller

When I start the computer, the computer icon blinks: A network cable is unplugged
If I run the Broadcom Advanced Control Suite/Diagnostics Test that usually results in it being able to connect.
I also sometimes - but not always - get Generic Host Process for Win32 Services error when I boot up: Generic Host Process for Win32 services has encountered a problem and needs to close.
Under details for this error I see this:
Error Signature
szAppName: svchost.exe szAppVer: 5.1.2600.2180 szModName: ntdll.dll
zsModVer: 5.1.2600.3520 offset: 00018af2

The cables, modem, connection are all good and work with other computers fine. I've tried uninstalling and re-installing the Network Adapter driver. The computer is clean of any viruses and spyware as far as I know. I do have Avira Anti-virus and Windows Firewall.

In searching on this error, I've come across alot of people with a similar issue, but no real solutions.

Thanks for any help on this.

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What kind of errors are reflected in Event Viewer...relative to your connection/network?


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hi guys

my computer keeps poping up with the "netowrk cable is unplugged" every few second and then reconnects. and it is REALLY annoying. im pretty sure there is nothing wrong with the hardware as i have not even touched it for a while. any ways here it is also if you guys see any other trojans or spyware it it would be much appreciated.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:27:47 PM, on 27/05/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Hotspot Shield\bin\openvpnas.exe
C:\Program Files\Hotspot Shield\HssWPR\hsssrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
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A:network cable unplugged????

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

We no longer use HijackThis as our initial analysis tool.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

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link at the top of each page.


Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:


After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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I use a router and hard wired my wifes computer a few years ago. Everthing worked fine until today. Her computer no longer sees the cable, the router shows her connection is not complete. The ethernet card says the card is working fine. I un-installed the software and reinstalled it anyway. I know the cable is not unplugged. I would appreciate any help. Thank you.

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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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hi guys

my computer keeps poping up with the "netowrk cable is unplugged" every few second and then reconnects. and it is REALLY annoying. im pretty sure there is nothing wrong with the hardware as i have not even touched it for a while.

if you guys see any other trojans or spyware it it would be much appreciated.

A:network cable unplugged????


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Hi There -

Hoping someone can come up with a new solve on this. My asus Eee PC has "lost" it's connection to the atheros AR/8121/AR8113/AR8114P network adaptor.

I have downloaded and installed the latest drivers, tried reboot, tried creating a new connection. Computer says the device is working fine but no internet still and the unplugged error persists.

Is it simply that I need a new card?

Please help the ASUS is dangerously close to a window.......................

A:Network cable unplugged

What errors come up? Also, this is a wireless connection right?

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Using Windows XP, Linksys wireless router modem - WAG54.

I can connnect fine to the internet wirelessly from my PDA, but the PC is connected directly to the router. Over the last six months i keep getting the message "Net work cable unplugged", but then it repairs itself. It seems to get worse whilst the PC is on for more than 1/2 hour.

If I manage to click on the message in time and click on the repair option I get "Unable to flush ARP cache".
But then moments later it fixes itself.

I have replaced the network card in the PC, swapped cables, swapped ports that the PC plugs into the but nothing fixes it long for more than a few minutes.

Last week the whole thing failed and would not repair itself at all. Though as I said I could still connect to the Linksys device using my PDA. However it's back to life now though the message appears every 10 seconds.

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I recently installed a new Nvidea GT 9500 graphics card on my sole PCI express port. To do this, I had to remove a firewire controller card that I never used. Besides that, I did nothing else to the computer. Upon reboot, however, I immediately encountered the fact that I could no longer connect to the internet because "a network cable is unplugged." Even after installing new drivers and uninstalling old ones, I still have this problem. The odd thing is that I can connect to the internet for the first 15 second after logging on, enough time to load my homepage on firefox. After that, the network cable becomes "unplugged." Here are the steps I have taken to try to solve this issue.

1. I have thoroughly checked the modem and router for any issues. There are none. The internet works fine from all other computers.
2. I have checked in the device manager for any driver issues. The Intel Network adapter is working absolutely fine, and there are no yellow exclamation marks.
3. I have rebooted multiple times.
4. I have unplugged the router and modem and replugged them in, resetting them.

Please, can anyone help me?

Edit: Also, the light by the ethernet port is solid orange/amber.

A:Network Cable Unplugged

Control Panel/Network Connections.

Check to see if Local Area Connection for your network adapter is enabled. If not, RIGHT click on the adapter, enable it, see if the resolves the issue.

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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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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

A:Network cable unplugged

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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Sorry, i have seen many other threads, but none of the solutions seem to be able to solve my problem.
I live in residence which has a wireless network and ethernet ports in every room. For the past two months I primarily had my laptop plugged in, but on occassion i went wireless. Both worked fine. Then recently while looking at my network connections, seeing that i was connected to two networks (LAN and wireless) i got the crazy idea that i could bridge them together and get super-fast internet (dumb). I then looked at the network speed, my LAN was normally around 100Mps and Wireless approx. 54Mps, the new "bridged" connection was only 54mps, so i concluded that only the wireless network was being used. So i deleted the bridge, then noticed that it said my network cable for my LAN was unplugged, when it wasnt. I know bridging the two internet connections is most likely the cause of this, however i do not see why this problem wouldnt be fixed once i deleted the bridge.
I checked for updates to the driver, i rolled it back, updated it again, nothing worked. I did the ipconfig/all to confirm that it was indeed "unplugged".
Any ideas?

A:Network Cable Unplugged?

Dont need the help anymore! Not really sure how it happened, but when i took it home and plugged it into my home router my laptop recognized the cable, and when i got back to rez it also worked...

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That's the status showing in Network Connections for the old and the new Ethernet cards in my computer. It's definately plugged in.

I'm just installing for a dsl connection with SBCyahoo. Had trouble this afternoon, called them for tech support and she said seems you've got a bad card, call your manufacturer or get a new card.

So, I got a new card. Same error message. I'm thinking bad cable?

The modem shows green lights for pwr, dsl and enet, so it seems to think it's connected. Is this a windows issue? I'm running XP on a Medion.

Help would be really appreciated

The Canadian in Lodi, California

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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.


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 am currently using a Toshiba Satellite A105-S4134 laptop. The laptop contains an internal Intel Pro/1000 PL Network Connection. I use an ethernet wire, because the wireless signal is weak where im located. Recently, my LAN stopped working. I went to the network connection and it says, "Network Cable unplugged" under the LAN icon. I changed the ethernet wire 2x to no avail. I went to my friends house, and tried to use his ethernet wire to connect me to no avail. I restarted his router and nothing worked, but he could use internet on his computer. So does anyone know what I should do? im guessing its a intel hardware issue..has anyone seen this before?...if so please help.

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I have an emachines T5246 running Vista Home Premium. AMD Athlon 64 x2 processor 4200+ It was online just fine but then stopped. It is now saying network cable unplugged, of course it is not. It has a netgear FA 310tx installed.
* I have checked that the cable works on other computers
* There is a green light on where it is plugged in
* In Device Manager it is present and installed properly. (I uninstalled and reinstalled just to be safe)

Please help. =( I just gave this computer to my son and now he can't use it.

A:Network cable unplugged *please help :(

and welcome to the Forum

Does the internet still work?

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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??



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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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New...everything working great, the next day I get the X in the righthand corner and msg
Local Area Connection - Network cable unplugged.
Dialup - Disconnected, Firewall

I ran all of the test - has my machine been attacked. New PC 8mos now, WindowsXP. Help

A:Network cable unplugged

Is the network cable unplugged?

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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.

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I am running a Toshiba, Windows XP. This laptop was connected directly to the rounter and internet, but I got a new computer to take it's place so I could use the laptop in my room to do homework on. I have other computers that work just fine since I connected the new computer. My problem is this computer will not work on the wireless internet, it states, "Network cable unplugged". I'm sure it has something to do with being connected directly to the rounter and now it is not connected. I can use the laptop on wireless anywhere else except my own home. Can you help me?

A:Network cable unplugged

Hi mwilson65, and welcome to TSG.

Is this the only computer that is using a wireless connection to the router? If so, is the wireless access point turned on in the router. Do you have any wireless encryption turned on in the router?

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I originally posted this over in hardware, but looking around, I think it probably belongs in this forum

I have broadband cable access. A couple of months ago I started to get a "Network cable unplugged" error. My Internet access would be disconnected and a few minutes later it would be fine again. It has gotten progressively worse since then. Now my access shuts down about 30 min after I reboot and will stay down if I don't try to restore it.

I replaced my Ethernet adapter with a PCI Network card and all my Ethernet cables with no change. My ISP has checked the line and replaced the modem with no change.

I disconnected my computer at the modem and put another computer on line. The access works fine. This tells me that the problem is in my computer somewhere.

I have run McAfee Anti-virus and have not found any problems. I also run behind a McAfee firewall.

When the connection goes down, I can go to Network Connections and click on "repair" and that will restore the service, but only for a short time.

What have I missed?

A:Network Cable Unplugged

I think it's time for a spyware and virus scan of the computer. Another thing you can do is remove all the networking components from Network Properties, reboot and reinstall the networking. Finally, you can check into the WINSOCK fix described here: http://tntmax.com/Download/Software/WinsockXPFix.exe/view

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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

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

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I keep getting the message, xp home edition, that the network cable is unplugged, but it is not ! It is plugged in fine. Can anybody suggest anything?

A:network cable is unplugged....NOT!!!

Hello Ania and welcome to Tech Support Forums................:D

Is this a new machine or has it been running on a network with the same hardware?....................

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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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Good evening.I was given a dell insiperon 500 laptop.My or is windows xp proffesional.Heres my problem.when I start the computer II get a message that a network cable is unplugged.Due to this ,although I know my modem works and the phone line is working,IIm told theres no dial tone.Can someone please tell me how to fix this problem. TThanks

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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

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

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


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I am having a problem with my network adapter. I'm using Windows XP Pro and I have Service Pack 1 installed. My computer tells me that the network cable is unplugged when in fact it is actually plugged in. I have checked to be sure that the cable is secure and it is on both ends. I have installed the most recent drivers for the network adapter. How can I get the computer to recognize that there is actually a cable plugged in? (Oh, and I know there is a signal through the cable because the lights on the back of the computer near the ethernet port are flashing)

A:network cable unplugged Win XP Pro

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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
WD WD3000BLFS Velociraptor HDD

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..

Throw me a bone people, I am at my wit ends here ... I can not believe this is souring the good taste I ... Read more

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


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?


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Firstly i hope i do this right as this is my first post..
i run a toshiba satellite L300D and i had to restore the system before the restore all was ok .. but now i have the message "Network cable unplugged"..the little screen on the statup bar has a cross in it and no matter what i do it just gives me the same message .. it sees my bt home hub and says i am connected i have tried to connect by lan cable ,but that did no good the connectivity doctor says the wirless is disconnected.and says the possible cause is "ip address not set properly ( c-19 )".i have used the network diagnostics to repair the "ip address" but to no avail.i think i have tried everthing to fix this, and would appreciate any suggestions to help me get it fixed.
if i have missed anything please accecpt my appologies

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Hello alerick,
Can you tell us what the problem was that made you carry out a system restore, it may be necessary/easier, to undo the restore and fix the original problem.

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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.

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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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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?

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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.

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I just moved into an efficiency apartment with both wireless and a working ethernet port in the wall. The wireless is what I am on now. However, the connection is weak and terribly slow. I would much prefer to set up a lan line. The problem is my computer is not registering that my ethernet cable is plugged in. I had my computer set up in my previous apartment with the same cable and everything worked flawlessly. I've been browsing the forums and trying some of the options I've found. No solution yet. I would appreciate any help offered.

OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T9600 @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3837 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M G, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 223613 MB, Free - 116519 MB;
Motherboard: Alienware,
Antivirus: None
Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-26-5E-38-3C-4F
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::cdf6:9a82:eda:4a25%11(Preferred)
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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.


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