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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?

A:Windows XP claims network cable is unplugged

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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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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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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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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 have LAN network cable unplugged problem, i have change network cable and restart switch but it still the same or it is cause by network adapter. what is the problem and how to fix it

A:LAN network cable unplugged

Are any lights appearing near the port where the cable is plugged in? Look on both ends of the cable.

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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

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

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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Several times an hour I get a warning signal on the task bar saying a network cable is unplugged. I have removed and plugged in all connections which seems to fix it for a while but them it comes back. I haven't noticed any difference in my Internet access speed. I use a cable modem.
Any Ideas would be appreciated.

A:Network cable unplugged

I've experienced the same thing, never tried to do anything about it, but I haven't seen it for awhile. Check your network connections-rite click on a co0nnection, select properties. then rick click on the items in the "this connection uses..." box and check the notifications.

Also look at "bridged" connections. If you have a bridge (to another device) that does not exist, you might get that error as well as if you have an improperly configured connection. Check device manager for a non-existent device

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I am having an issue with 2 machines on my network. Both are Windows XP logging onto a Windows 2003 Server. All 50 other machines on XP or 2000 Pro are absolutely fine.

When the user tries to log onto the domain, it says the Domain is not found/ unable to connect. To get around this, they have to unplug the network cable, log onto their machine, then plug the network cable back in.

Once the cable is back in their machine, they are able to access all drives on the network.

I have updated the NIC drivers. They are set to DHCP. I did an IP Config and its pointing to all the correct servers for DNS etc.

I would really appreciate some advice.

Thanks in advance!

A:I can only log on when Network Cable is Unplugged

and your license is for over 50, right? sori if its a basic question, but i had to ask...

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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

A:Network Cable Unplugged

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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

A:unplugged network cable

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Trying to network laptop with desktop, both Win XP. Used wizard to set up and "Add hardware Wizard" on both computers says they are working properly. Both under network connections say cable is unplugged (it is not). Firewalls are disabled, using RJ45 ethernet cable from Walmart. What are we missing?

A:Network Cable Unplugged

you need a crossover cable if you are connecting the computers directly

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I have 3 computers running Windows XP Sp3, a laptop and 2 desktops that were all previously connected at different times to my adsl modem using the same Ethernet cable. The modem only has one Ethernet plug so itís impossible to connect 2 computers at the same time. All computers are running Kaspersky Internet Security 7. Last week there was a problem with my IP. I lost my telephone service and broadband internet (which both work through the same external modem). The problem was fixed (or so I thought) within 12 hours. My laptop is now connecting to the internet using the Ethernet cable the same as it always was. When I unplug the cable and plug it into my desktop the same way I have been doing for years, I get the following error message: ďa network cable is unpluggedĒ (actually, the message is always there). I tried using a different cable. The same problem occurred. I decided to try the cable in my other desktop which was working fine with it some weeks ago. I got the same error with that computer. I donít think thereís any way that both of my desktops could suddenly have bad NICs. I then connected the desktop to the same modem using the USB cable and the internet works. Unfortunately, the USB connection causes my desktop to freeze pretty often. I usually have to unplug the USB cable and suddenly everything works again. This is very tedious. I want my Ethernet cable to work again. I called my IP and they claim itís a problem with my computer. I explained that the chan... Read more

A:A network cable is unplugged?

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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?

A:network cable unplugged?

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Hello everyone!

I re-installed Windows 8 yesterday evening (thought it would be quicker than to cleanup and fix my old install) and then directly upgraded it to Windows 8.1. The problem I am experiencing is quite weird: The Operating System doesn't detect the network cable.

It is quite similar to THIS thread, but I didn't want to revive a thread that was nearly 1 year old.

With that being said, do not jump straight to the "Did you turn it on and off again" questions. Here is what I have done so far:

Cross-check the cable with another computer --> Working fineCross-check the wall plug with another computer --> Working fineTest the connection with the BIOS's connection diagnostic utility --> Link detected
Checking if Windows was up to date --> Nothing to updateUpdating the motherboard's BIOS --> Not betterUpdating the LAN's drivers with the ones I found on the manufacturer's website --> Not better

So here I am, wondering what is wrong with my installation. It was working A1 a few days ago, except for the issues I re-installed the operating system for.

I have joined to this post an IPCONFIG /all diagnostic. Maybe it can help.

Thanks a bunch for any insights on how to solve that issue! Also, don't hesitate to go hardcore technical. I can take it.

P.S.: Full system Specs are in my profile and in the link at the bottom of the post

A:Network Cable Is [NOT] Unplugged

This typically requires the latest Realtek driver for Windows 8.1. I'm not exactly sure which Realtek PCI-e adaptor you are using. You might also try the Windows update center.


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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.


A:Network cable unplugged

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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.

A:Network Cable Unplugged

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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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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First of all, please excuse my ignorance on networking and try not to get too frustrated with me, lol. If I leave out important details, which I'm sure I will, just let me know....not really sure what I'm doing.

I bought a Netgear wireless router last night because I wanted to connect my laptop and desktop with the main purpose of sharing the dsl connection. It was pretty easy to set up and both are now sharing the connection. However, I cannot figure out how to connect the computers together...share files, printers, etc. Both are running XP. The local area connection in the laptop says the network cable is unplugged....don't understand why I would need a cable if it is wireless????

If I needed to adjust settings....I didn't. I ran the network setup on both computers but it didn't really do anything. I tried researching this problem myself and obviously it didn't help. I'm thinking it has something to do with the network cable being unplugged. I realize the computers aren't going to connect themselves but I need some simple instructions or someone to point me in the right direction.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


A:Network cable unplugged?

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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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I have a wireless network using a wireless Beklin router which works OK.

My comuter is NEW (self built ! ) with a Asus A8 Deluxe motherborad and built in Marvell Yukon network card.

I also have a wireless card in the computer.

I can connect to the interent no problem with the wireless card but I can not connect through the network card and cable.

I know the router is ok and the cable works as I have a second computer which works ok using the same cable and port on the router.

I have updated the drivers for the network card but I can not get it to recognise when a cable is connected, its keeps telling me network cable is unplugged.

I can fix most proble,s but this one has got me stumpped.......

Thanks for any help

A:Network Cable unplugged

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Anybody know how to fix the ?Local Area Connection A Network Cable is Unplugged? icon in the system tray?

A:network cable unplugged

try checking to make sure ur network cables are securely locked in.

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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:


[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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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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Just got a new Dell 4550 with WinXP and notice that in the bottom right tray, I always have a symbol (two overlapping PCs) with a red X on it. When I double click on it, I get a dialog box that is titled "LAN or High-Speed Internet", and the message in the box says...

Local Area Connection
Network cable unplugged
Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network

I'm not using, nor do I think I ever attempted to set up, a LAN or High-Speed Internet connection. I'm currently just using a dial-up connection via a phone line. This doesn't stop me from doing anything, but its just an annoyance, and I'd like to know how to get rid of it. Thanks, Mike

A:Network cable unplugged??

Rigth click on the icon will bring up network connections. Highlight the offending LAN connection - should have a red X on it.

Right click
Select Disable.

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Here's the deal...

I have networked many home PC's on a home network before...Just for file and internet sharing. So Yesterday I got a new room mate, he brings his computer over...ran through the normal networking steps and on both computers it said that the network cable was unplugged. So I got a NEW crossover cable...tested it made sure it worked...hook it up...and still the same thing. So...We swapped out Network cards. Right now we both are running Netgear FA311's and in the device manager on BOTH computers it says they are both working correctly, but i cannot figure out why it says the cable is unplugged. And...the light on the network card is not lighting up. The card is XP supported...we have updated drivers...ummm...another thing is that I dont think has to do with anything is... my file system is NTFS, and the other computer is FAT32...we're both running XP Pro. But I dont think that should matter. My room mate had his computer on a seperate network at his parents house and it worked just fine. I just do NOT understand this at all...If anyone could help me out that would be great. Thanks,


A:Network Cable Unplugged!?!

Try running the network wizard, and make sure you give both pcs the same workgroup name, eg: Smith or Jones or whatever.

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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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Hi everyone, im having network cable problems i guess, i just moved my computer from one house (where internet was working fine) to another house ( where it says Network Cable is Unplugged) and everythings connected fine, ive tried switching the lan card into different slots, tried reinstalling the drivers and switching the Network cables and stuff, im using a cable connection and have a linksys router that i use, theres also a laptop connected to the router and thats not having internet problems at all(im using it.)Well any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks! !

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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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another one of these questions.... I have looked all over but no answers.....

Have installed new genius network cards at either end. as soon as I re-boot the "network cable is unplugged" flags up. Device manager says all ok. have re-installed drivers but still no help......

cables are attached (obviously) but...

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as per earlier thread,,, but,,

will the "unplugged" message disappear when the two machines are linked together, or is it a reference to the status of the network card. I get same message on noth machine!!

thanks for your help, am getting to the stage of teachin the darn thing to fly!!

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Pardon me for dropping in halfway thru the conversation. If you'll point me to the previous message I'll try to answer your question. If it is too much bother, I'm sure someone else can respond.

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Having a real problem here.

I think I will start with...Can anyone tell me what is supposed to be showing under Network Connections?I have 3 connections and I don't know what I should have.The reason I am asking is I am having problems with internet connection.I have to keep repair my wireless internet connection.I will explain more if someone wants to bite


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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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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 came to this thread because I'm having exactly the same problem and I was looking forward to a follow up from the member that originally posted the issue. Well, I'll appreciate if you guys could help me resolve my own problem.

I followed exactly the instructions given by TerryNet above and here's what I got:

With the laptop, when I try to view my workgroup computers I see only the laptop. With the desktop computer, when I click on 'view workgroup computers' I get the following error message:

"MSHOME is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have permission. The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available"

Please note both computers are running Norton antivirus and Internet Security. Both are Windows XP Home (XP1 on laptop and XP2 on desktop). The firewall is Norton.

Thanks for your help.

A:Network cable unplugged?

We call this Thread Hijacking, so I've split your thread out. We work on one problem in each thread, much less confusing.

Turn off ALL firewalls, and see if that doesn't help.

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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?

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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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I have set up a LAN netweork in my house every other computer works but mine it comes up with the message network unplugged however it says there is another connection to the 1349.
Can anyone help?

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does it actually work ?

try another cable and then another port - try to eliminate the PC

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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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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

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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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ok, it a dell dimension 8100 w/ xp pro, 1.3ghz.,256mb ram. i just formatted this pc and been getting network cable unplugged messege ever since. i updated the drive for the ethernet adapter which is a linkys lne100tx ethernet adapter and still have the problem. i tried two othe cards and same thing. i dont know if its something i didn't install after the format or what or if it has something to do with the drivers for the pc because i didn't install any for it. i have a cable modem directly connected to pc (no router), and everything works on another pc (modem and ethernet cable).

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