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Q: Solved: Windows freezes when I plug in ethernet cable.

Like the title says, I encounter this weird problem when I plug in the Ethernet cable to my Ethernet card. The card seemed to work fine, but just to be sure I installed a different card and still get the same problem. I think it might have something to do with windows auto detecting the connection or something similar. I have never encountered this error before so I have no clue what to do! Oh, BTW I'm working on a different computer than the one I'm on right now posting this. I'm building the computer as a server for my house, but obviously it won't do any good if windows refuses to connect!! Any help would be appreciated!

Preferred Solution: Solved: Windows freezes when I plug in ethernet cable.

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Solved: Windows freezes when I plug in ethernet cable.

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Like the title says, I encounter this weird problem when I plug in the Ethernet cable to my Ethernet card. The card seemed to work fine, but just to be sure I installed a different card and still get the same problem. I think it might have something to do with windows auto detecting the connection or something similar. I have never encountered this error before so I have no clue what to do! Oh, BTW I'm working on a different computer than the one I'm on right now posting this. I'm building the computer as a server for my house, but obviously it won't do any good if windows refuses to connect!! Any help would be appreciated!Click to expand...

Just out of curiosity, are you connected 24/7 as for dsl line, or are you dial-up, and do you plug in the ethernet cable while the system is live, or do you do it while the system is turned off.

Plug in the cable while the system is turned off, or reboot your computer with the cable connected. When the OS reboots, it should be able to detect that the cable is not disconnected from the ethernet hardware and boot successfully.

You should also check the ethernet card mfg website for an up-to-date driver for your ethernet card to make sure it has the latest driver.

Hope this helps,

-- Tom

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Hi, my modem doesnt work when i plug 2nd ethernet cable in to it i am trying to link another pc to me modem but it just makes the lights flash and then doesnt work i tried it in different ports still doesnt work i also tried my xbox in it that doesnt work either iv have internet for 2 years and also plugged my xbox in now and agen and it worked fine but just recently doesnt want to work any ideas how to fix it ??
Thanks jake

A:Solved: modem doesnt work when i plug 2nd ethernet cable in

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I have been working on a computer and it was all Jacked up because it did not have any virus/malware protection. Now I have cleaned this all out but now the computer freezes up when the ethernet plug is in. I have updated the network driver and still does it. If I disable the network from the device manager and re-enable it then it works fine until I reboot then it is back to freezing. This computer is using windows Vista and a embeded network card.

Could this be a software or is this an Hardware problem and should I try a new PCInetwork card and disable the embeded one?

ANy suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

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I have a Sony Vaio Windows 7 laptop and I'm having issues with freezes on it. Whenever I let my laptop go into screensaver mode for a couple hours with the Ethernet cable plugged my laptop freezes, I can't wake it - causing me to hard reboot it holding the power off for 5-10 seconds and rebooting it.
Now whenever my Ethernet cable is not plugged in and goes into screensaver mode for 2+ hours I am able to wake my computer up - wireless connection. I have no idea what the issue is, but it's very aggravating and I want to get this fixed soon.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

A:Windows 7 freezes w/ Ethernet cable

Do you have the laptop set to go to sleep, or to hibernate? If it is set to hibernate, switch that to sleep mode instead and see if that makes a difference.
You may also want to go into Control Panel, Device Manager, and check the Power Management settings for the Network Card. If it is set to turn the device off to save power, clear that check box.

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Compaq Evo W4000 with XP professional

Comp works fine when no ethernet cable plugged in - after 10 secs of plugging it in - it freezes

Have run malwarebytes and combofix already - no change

Disabled everything in startup menu and non microsoft services

Works OK in SAFE MODE with networking though

Can't figure it out

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Hello guys , i have a problem with my desktop pc and I really can't find a solution to it. Recently , I started to get dc and the only way of making it work again was to turn off my modem, wait 10 seconds and then restart the pc. Recently i was downloading a game from steam and after 3/25 gb it dc again. Troubleshooter reported 2 problems. The first with an red x stating that an ethernet cable is not properly plugged in or it might be broken (my cable is new and it works fine) and one with a yellow triangle stating that local area connection doesn't have a valid ip configuration. Ok so I gave up and did 2 things: first i checked my hardware. They said it works perfectly . Then I unplugged my modem thinking that this was the problem. I plugged the cable directly into my pc and had to use dial-up connection. Ok , i entered the user and pass , connected and after a few days of perfect connection i've decided to resume the download. After downloading another gb it crashed again . So out of frustration i took my pc to my friend and used his connection for the download . It worked perfectly . Now i am back home and guess what? After trying to download a large file it crashed again and now it won't even connect back. i. Have never seen something like this , it just collapses if it uses up more that 3-4 mb/s . Now the troubleshooter says the swme about the cable and the ip . My settings are to obtain an automatic ip ... My driver is fine , my cable is fine , wireless on laptop wor... Read more

A:Plug an ethernet cable into this computer ????

I would first try power cycling both the modem and router. unplug both and wait about a minute; then plug the modem back in first; and let that boot; then plug the router back in and let it boot. Also, check for a firmware upgrade for your router. If there is one; download and install it. Once that is done.I would go into the device manager in the control panel and uninstall any either net related connections and or devices. Any onboard network cards; uninstall them and let reboot and let windows hopefully detect it and reinstall the proper drivers, etc for it. Try any or all of these things and see if they help ya out any.

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My ASUS N61Jq laptop worked fine up until last night when I put it into Hibernation mode, as I frequently do.

I started it up again the morning, and the PC simply froze while the desktop was loading. All the icons were able to load, but the right hand side widgets had not yet appeared, and the Wireless network icon was still searching for a network. I tried rebooting several times but it systematically froze shortly after Windows had started loading.

The same problem occured in Safe Mode with Networking. In fact, the freezing always seemed to happen while the system was searching for an Internet network. I have an Atheros AR8131 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller that I updated 3 days ago (driver version and an Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (driver version My wi-fi router was on, and my desktop PC was able to connect to it just fine, so the problem didn't seem to come from there.

I tried turning off the Wi-Fi button on the laptop, and all it did was cause the freezing to happen almost immediately after the User Account selection screen appeared.
The computer did work fine in Safe Mode, in which I ran CCleaner, Glary Utilities, performed a full Avast scan and a sfc/SCANNOW: no problem.

I tried disabling various non-system items in the Startup Group: no change.

Looking at the Event Viewer after a given crash, there weren't any error or warning messages logged.

What worked:

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A:Windows freezes at startup when Wi-Fi Ethernet cable not plugged in

upload your MSINFO32.nfo file.
Click on the start button
Type "msinfo32" (without quotes) in the search bar of the start menu, click the resulting link. It will open the System Information window.
File>Save. In the "File Name" filed, put "MSINFO32" (without Quote), give the save location to desktop, and click the "save" button.
Give the time for processing, it will save a .nfo file on your desktop.
Zip it, and upload it following the instruction.

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I have a laptop that i received from my father about 5 months or so, it's pretty old because it was the vista model and I usually play games like LoL, SC Brood war, Warcraft 3 and Osu. Today I was using my laptop and i went away to clean my pet's cage then when i came back, my screen was black unnaturally. I thought that it was just some random problem that wasn't really that harmful until I tried turning the computer back up again with surprising results. When I booted the laptop again it took me to the screen where you got to chose whether you can solve what the problem was that made the computer suddenly shut down or just boot regularly. I tried to ust boot it up regularly when suddenly it rebooted again. It repeated this process about 5 times when I had enought and got a bit frustrated and slapping my laptop. It then showed up bluescreens for the next 4 hours or so. I plugged everything out that was on the laptop, my Blue Snowball microphone, Royche Optical mouse, ethernet cable and my Sony Stereo Headphones MDR- XD200. Finally after a bit when the bluescreens and blackscreens didn't appear I quickly went otn the website to search this up and also went on my anti-virus programs to clear any malwares or viruses. I don't know what's wrong with my laptop, and I don't know if my laptop will act weird again if i plug in my accessories.

A:Bluescreen when I plug in ethernet cable, anything in USB ports etc

Also when I plugged back my usb when i was in any of the "solve problem" screens or actually on the main screen in windows, it just automatically shows bluescreen

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I have a Sony Vaio Windows 7 laptop and I'm having issues with freezes on it. Whenever I let my laptop go into screensaver mode for a couple hours with the ethernet cable plugged my laptop freezes, I can't wake it - causing me to hard reboot it holding the power off for 5-10 seconds and rebooting it. Whenever my ethernet cable is not plugged in and goes into screensaver mode for 2+ hours I am able to wake my computer up - wireless connection. 
Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

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HelloI have a Lenovo X230.When i plug ethernet RJ-45 wire cable to the NIC , the laptop shutdown after few seconds.I have a Debian 8 OS , but i also installed Windows 7 on another hard drive, just to check network drivers and it didn't help. Still shutdown when plug ethernet cable.laptop is out of warrenty last month.Any suggestions to solve this issue ?

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I need my wireless router several more feet away than one cable will allow. One computer plugs in, and one is wireless; so that means I would need 2 or 3 ethernet cables plugged into the router. I have one very long cable so I was thinking I could run it to the wireless router where I need it, and have the non-wireless router by the computer that needs to be plugged in and run a cable from that to the computer as well as have the long cable plugged in and run that to the wireless router. Make sense? Would that work?


A:Can I plug an ethernet cable into one router, then another cable in another router?

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I've got a wireless adapter for my desktop and thats what i've been using for years to connect, but now i'm am trying to get a more reliable connection by having the ethernet cable plugged in. Problem is, as soon as I plug it in the whole computer gets extreamly sluggish or sometimes freezes up completely. If I am very patient, I can very slowly do something things. If I open the browser, it probably takes a minute for it to load. Opening the control panel, the window pops-up but none of the icons will appear until it times out. And trying to use the network icons on the taskbar to get into network settings is impossible. Weird thing is as soon as I unplug it and turn the wifi back on, the PC starts responding super quick again within seconds...

Any thoughts?

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My computer has an odd problem. When I boot up, the computer starts to load and then freezes. The desktop is visible, the mouse moves, but clicking on any program is useless. Even CTRL+ALT+DELETE does not pull up the task manager.

To troubleshoot, I unplugged the Ethernet cable and then rebooted. Everything worked fine. Nothing was sluggish. Nothing was frozen. But when I plugged the ethernet cable back into the computer, it freezes. Thus, I cannot connect to the Internet to run any Internet-based diagnostics.

Virus scans showed no "infections."
Running Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware found "adware.popcap," which I deleted. But this did not resolve the problem.

I appreciate any help you may provide in solving this mystery.


A:Computer Freezes if Ethernet Cable is Plugged In

Argus, is this cable the same one you have used before? Do this for me, hlod the cable with both connector ends(side-by-side) and see if, pin for pin, the color of the wires are the same or different(pins 1 thru 8)? Let us know? Also, are you going thru a hub or fast-switch, and what type?

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Good morning everybody,

I'm having an issue I have never had before.
I just build this new desktop with the following:

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR
Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F240GBGT-BK 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
ASRock Z77E-ITX LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
HGST Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723015BLA642 (0F12114) 1.5TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS
D-Link DGS-2208 10/100/1000Mbps 8-Port Desktop Green Ethernet Switch
D-Link DIR-655 802.11b/g/n Xtreme N Gigabit Wireless Broadband Router up to 300Mbps/ USB port x1/ Intelligent QoS Technology for Gaming
Lan Gear Infinity Case

Operating system: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits

The only other software installed are third parties utilities from ASROCK (but the problem was existent before they were installed).

I use the Ethernet Connection the new PC is on with all my other PC without any issues (laptop, custom desktop of all sort). All 3 other PCs work without any problem, so it does not seem to be cable related or faulty wiring.

The ASROCK Z77E comes with a wifi option, which works great. No issue there, I can actually connect using it and there are no slowdowns or freezes.

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A:Computer Freezes if Ethernet Cable is Plugged In

Nobody can help?

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Hi there, my mother went to work a few days ago and came home to find that her computer had restarted itself and is now displaying a "Plug an Ethernet cable into this computer"/"A network cable is not properly plugged in or may be broken" error message in Windows Network Diagnostics. She's running Windows 7 on a Gateway ZX4971 and we use a NETGEAR n450 for WiFi.

My Macbook and both of our phones can still connect to our WiFi perfectly fine, it's just her desktop having the issue.

I ran Start>Run>cmd>ipconfig /all and this is what came up:

I've restarted our NETGEAR n450, unplugged it completely from power and plugged it back in, and restarted her computer but nothing has worked. I ran a Malwarebytes scan and removed some bad files but that didn't solve anything either.


I've done this and everything checks out fine:
Check Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services. The DHCP Client service should be Started and its Startup Type should be Automatic.

Also, I've run DriverUpdate from Slimware Utilities, Inc. but the scan reports that "Your system has the latest stable drivers and updates installed."

A:No Internet Connection/"Plug in an Ethernet cable" message after random restart.

Easiest solution - try a different ethernet cable. Yes they do go bad.

Next attempt, move the cable from the slot it is in, in the router, to a different slot. Yes, those slots also can go bad.

Harder, it is possible the NIC (ethernet card has died). In that case, you'd see what empty slots the computer has, buy a card, install it and plug into that.

I just had a poster on another forum who bought a new card for $15 and his computer which wasn't connecting, is now working fine.

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Reinstalled Windows10Pro x64 this week and all fine. The root cause was the issue with Ethernet Cable Unplugged after Windows 10 upgrade to the most recent version 1607 and all updates.
Got a new router from ISP as thought something may have gone belly up with it after testing second system via LAN, same thing red cross even though connect.
All cables are good and were working pre which ever update caused the issue.
So no Ive reinstalled and still have the problem.
Updated to latest Realtek Drivers :
Discovered that the Speed and Duplex being on auto Negotiate results in the red cross on the Ethernet port issue.
Solution to get the LAN connection working was to select 100mbps Full Duplex. Great internet working and router was actually fine.


My internet is 200mbps and I was getting this fine until a recent windows 10 update. I dont know which one has done this.

Due to the restriction with 100mbps my internet speed is now halved. Not an issue apart from the fact I am paying for 200mbps and this as worked fine since the speed upgrade almost a year ago.

My question is why does the auto negotiate or selecting the 1gbps full duplex result in the Ethernet socket thinking there is no cable connected (red cross).

Two routers can not be wrong both of which are ISP provided with:
Four Ethernet 10/100/1000BaseT ports
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A:Ethernet Cable Unplugged After Windows 10 upgrade Semi solved

try setting to simplex as that often is the problem duplex means it can send and receive at full speed at the same time and often the router or pc cant maintain that sort of speed and its rare you will want to upload at 200 meg while you downloading

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I'm trying to set up my modem/router on a different cable outlet, and on the original one, we're using a modem that does our phone as well, I'm trying to set up a normal modem in another outlet, but when I set it up, all I get is "Limited Connectivity," I've tried with ethernet and wireless. I use that outlet for cable TV, is that same outlet not compatible with Internet?

I really need some help with this, I don't know anything about networking..

So any help would be appreciated, thanks!

A:Solved: Cable plug not Internet compatible?

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i have Asus X450JF with windows 8.1 pro 64bit. everytime i turn on the laptop, and i plug the HDMI cable, there is no sound on my TV even in the playback devices. i unplug and replug the cable then the sound appeared on my TV. i already tried many drivers (from intel and the asus manufactured drivers) but i still to plug twice the cable to get the sound on my TV.
is this a bug or there is something wrong with the HDMI?

A:Windows 8.1 HDMI cable must plug twice to get sound on TV

No other HDMI device (monitor/TV) to test? Tried a different cable? It could be the TV not detecting it until it gets the hand shake by plugging the cable in.

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Hey guys, I'm new here; I'm having a problem that is bothering me, I recently installed windows 8.1 on my alienware 17x R2, the problem is the laptop never shutdown and still running !, also when I unplug the power cable then plug it back again the windows freeze ! , Note that the battery on my laptop is nearly dead; I wasn't have a problem like this with windows 7, please advice, thanks

A:Windows 8.1 Freeze on shutdown and plug/unplug power cable

Right click the battery icon in the taskbar. Then, click power options. Then choose what the power button does. Click Change settings that are currently unavailable. Finally, uncheck turn on fast startup.

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I need an Ethernet cable.

Small one, nothing special. I understand there are categories (cat5, cat5e, etc.). I have no idea what they mean.

What type should I get for the best connection?

A:Solved: Ethernet Cable

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I have a test setup at work that has a PC with 10/100/1000 ethernet connected to a Gigabit switch, and a unit under test (UUT) with 10/100/1000 ethernet connected to the same switch. The PC and UUT are both supposed to auto-negotiate speed.

If the cable between the UUT and switch has eight wires, the PC and UUT can communicate at 100 or 1000 Mbps.

If the If the cable between the UUT and switch has four wires, the UUT complains "no link detected" and the PC and UUT cannot communicate.

My guess is that the UUT is not auto-negotiating speed as it should. It doesn't find a gigabit link and gives up. (The four wire cable has been verified good at 100 Mbps).

The switch is Netgear GS105 and the UUT is a DY4 Systems DMV-182 running vxWorks.

Note: The other DMV-182 ethernet port is connected to another 10/100 switch with four wires and is working.

A:Solved: Ethernet Cable ???

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Ok, dumb question! Haha but my roommate and I are getting home Internet today. Both are desktops. Her desktop is going to have the modem. Her computer also is wireless capable. Mine isn't wireless. The computers are going to be in rooms adjacent to eachother, so I would like to connect the computers via Ethernet cable, if possible. Only problem is idk how to do it or if it would even work. Help?

A:Solved: Ethernet Cable?

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I have multiple ethernet runs in my house that all meet at a central location where the router/switch will be located. The problem is that I do not know which cable goes where, and since the walls are closed up, I have no way of doing so.

Please note that none of the ethernet cables have heads or jacks on them yet. What I need to find is a tool that you can attach to one cable, run a signal through it, and then test the cables at the meeting point to see which cable goes where. What are these tools called? What I am trying to describe is something like the phone company guys' use when they test for the phone wires location.


A:Solved: Looking for a tool that will allow me to see which ethernet cable goes where.

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Sorry if this is the wrong forum, but;

I've been playing around with ethernet cable, putting on new ends, etc, because one of the cables I've had before stopped working. At first I thought it was the cable, but I tried replacing the connectors a couple times. Eventually, I figured out I had the wire pairing wrong. I researched and found the appropriate way is to have a pair on pins 1-2, 4-5, 3-6, 7-8. The way I had it was a pair on pins 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8. What is the reason for having one pair split like that? I couldn't find any reason why it wouldn't work, except for actually trying it and having it fail.

A:Solved: Ethernet cable question

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Hey guys I just moved house and the internet here is a lot worse than what I'm used to so wireless is not an option. I hooked up my old ethernet cable and It says that I'm connected to the internet but I cannot load any web pages or do anything online.
My wireless does work but I get 10 seconds delay on all my games.
I've tried resetting my router and I even bought another ethernet cable thinking that my 5 year old cable had gone flaky but neither worked. The 2 LEDs on my mobo are both lit up, one blinking.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated!

A:Solved: No internet using an Ethernet cable

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I have a home network and my only PC now is a Toshiba Netbbook with XP - I also have an Ipad and an HP wireless printer connected to the network.
The Wireless Network signal strength is excellent and the Ipad and Printer connect to the Internet but the Netbook will only connect to the Internet if I run a cable from the PC to my wireless router.

A:Solved: Can only get Internet via Ethernet cable

Check the wireless is switched ON
theres often a physical switch or a combination of the FN and one of the F keys to toggle the wireless on/off
often F2 is used - but note , not always - look for a symbol that looks a little like (( i ))

is the wireless on?


What firewall / security suite or anti-virus do you currently have on the PC - or you have ever had on the PC in the past - any trial ware - like Norton, kaspersky or Mcafee or any free security suites like zonealarm, AVG , Webroot etc

can we see an ipconfig /all and an xirrus screen shot

ipconfig /all

If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply
Note: you will see entries named Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface: we dont need to see that information - JUST the infomation above those entries

We would like to see the results from an ipconfig /all - post back the results in a reply here.

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This is an extension of a thread I started several weeks ago.

I have a laptop Dell running XP-pro with a wireless card that goes thru my D-Link 624 wireless router. However, I cannot see the internet if I connect with a cable. I get the system tray network icon saying I have a 100 mps connection, and I CAN see the other PCs, transfer files, etc, so I know the NIC and cable(s) are A-OK. I just cannot see the internet.

With the wireless card, everything is normal. I can surf the WWW and see the other computers on the network (3 PCs, peer-to-peer setup)

Since everything is OK wireless, I was going to ignore the wired problem, but have to go out of town next week and the hotel has no wireless connections for broadband, just wired.

Does anyone have any idea what I might be doing wrong. I'm sure it's some esoteric setting, since everything else seems to be OK.

A:Solved: Can't connevct via ethernet cable

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I want to purchase a good ethernet cable to connect to my smart TV and to my router for a better connection rather then to go wireless.

I'm used to seeing normal "round" ethernet cables, but I've seen "flat" CAT7 cables that my smart tv requires. I need 20 ft.
I do have a "Lan" connection on the back of my TV.

1. Is 20 ft too long to get good streaming
2. Is a flat cable vs round just a good as round?
3. What does the "cat7" do that cat6 or cat5 do? Why the Difference? Upgrade?
4. Is a direct connection better then wireless, and safer even though my wireless is "locked" for protection.

Do you have any good suggestions on the best cable to get for this (20 ft).


A:Solved: Ethernet cable from TV to Router

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Hey there about a year ago I got my Laptop fixed due to my power jack was no taking power. Well since then I can not connect via Ethernet cable, at first it was not a big deal due to I only use wireless mainly but now I am curious.
I have attempted to connect an ethernet cable to my laptop, I found my LAN network but it keeps saying "unplugged" with a big ol red X. I cannot think of way to fix this other than go take it to where I got it fixed. But thing is if they broke it when they fixed my jack then I am worried they will screw me over and have my pay for a whole new one. If it helps I did call them a week after they repaired my jack to tell them I couldn't connect with ethernet cable so I doubt it would be on record.

here are my DX diag

A:Solved: Ethernet Cable problems

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i recently got a ps3, but to wirelesssly connect is i needed to move the router closer to it, i'll save the details but basically now i have one computer which is located next to the modem which can't connect to the internet. would it work if i plugged an ethernet splitter into the modem, so one end would connect to a computer and the other end would connect to a router which connects to several computers, wired and wirelessly

if this method would work does anybody know where i can get a cheap splitter

the only other option would be to use a wireless adapter but the signal strength is quite low


A:Solved: ethernet cable splitter

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Recently, I took my Dell Dimension 8250 Desktop to a friend's house, and accessed his internet through an ethernet cable, which required me to change the IP settings on my LAN connection.

When I returned home with my computer, my USB mouse, speakers, and internet were not working. I system restored, which fixed everything but the internet. Now, after trying several different cables, my ethernet cable is not registering in my PC at all: the light on the back of the machine doesn't turn on when it's plugged in, the "Cable Detected" box doesn't pop up, and under my Network Connections, there is no third section where my Local-Area Network used to appear.

Please let me know what the possible errors are, especially if it is something that can be fixed in the software, i.e. with drivers.

A:Solved: Ethernet Cable not Detected

Have you checked your Device manager to make sure the network adapter is shown there? You may have to reload the driver for your system from support.dell.com.

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I have just bought an ethernet cable to run from upstairs - downstairs because NETGEAR wireless adapters drop out repeatedly.

Here is my setup downstairs…… Broadband box – Virgin Media router – Netgear wireless router – downstairs pc

The upstairs pc is connected to the netgear wireless router by way of the wireless adapter.

I have now unplugged the adapter and connected the upstairs pc to the wireless router downstairs by the ethernet cable.

I can’t find the network or access the internet upstairs.


A:Solved: Ethernet cable to downstairs

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Have been trying to connect my laptop to broadband modem via internet cable, but my laptop wont detect the cable when i plug it in.

I have succesfully connected the cable to other laptops, so the cable and the connection are ok, im guessing there must be some setting i must have to change?

The computer is running XP, with AVG anti-virus, and adaware se. I have tried turning these off, and also turning off the firewall but dosnt seem to make a difference.

Maybe my connection is not set up right?


A:Solved: Cant detect ethernet cable

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ive searched a bit about cat5e and cat6e, and id like to know this: will cat6e cables work for everything a cat5e cable will work for? i am getting cables for my xbox 360, and PC's and cat6e cables are hardly more expensive than cat5e nowadays. thanks for an answer.

A:Solved: ethernet cable comparison

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I am trying to link two pcs with an ethernet cable I have plugged the cables in to both computers but I cant form a connection, Can any one please explain the process.
One pc is vista and on is XP.


A:Solved: connect two PCS with an ethernet cable

Well, depending on the specific network cards, you might need a crossover cable. However, that aside, you need to Setup ICS

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Hi all,
I'm using Dell Inspiron 1545, I installed "Marvel yukon" LAN driver and "Marvel yukon wi-fi driver". When plug-in the Ethernet cable Previously LAN driver detecting and internet was coming as use all. But from the last 2days when i plug-in my ethernet cable it remains calm, and LAN icon on taskbar is showing "X" (into) mark. I disable and enable the LAN connection on my network places its showing "acquiring network address" and in seconds it showing "Not connected or unplugged". I kept the same cable on my friend's same DELL inspiron 1545 laptop its working cool. But im facing the problem. I uninstall and installed the LAN driver also.
But i am facing the same problem. please help me regarding this.

Thanks in advance,

A:Solved: Ethernet cable not detecting

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I am having a cable internet connection at my home and connect to internet using PPPoE.
when the cable guy came to my home he got me connected to the internet on my PC, and that's working still now.
but when i connect the same ethernet cable to my laptop it gaves me a error 619, i called them they said that it is working fine.

is there any way i can connect my laptop to same ethernet cable, and i don't have a wireless router, and don't want to buy one. so is there any way i can use same ethernet cable without using different accounts on two PCs.

one of my friend suggested me to try cloning MAC id, but i am not sure does this work?

A:Solved: cannot use my ethernet cable on my laptop

that sounds like a vpn error. If you are connecting straight from your router, you shouldn't need to use vpn, just connect and go.

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Ok, on my desktop i have files i want to move to my laptop, can I use a direct cable connection (Ethernet port - Ethernet port) to transfer files? If so, how? Do I need a router? Can someone please explain in details....thanx

A:[SOLVED] Transfer Files Using Ethernet Cable

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I have a Motorola Cable Modem with Ethernet and USB Connection.

Can I use the USB connection to surf the net while the Ethernet port is busy with other LAPTOP?

What configuration will be needed to be made to use both Ethernnet and USB on my Cable Modem?

A:Solved: CABLE MODEM with Ethernet + USB Connection

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First post so please be patient,

ok so i just upgraded my laptop

Acer aspire 5551

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II N830 Triple-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 3
RAM: 7930 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953766 MB, Free - 577936 MB; E: Total - 99 MB, Free - 70 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, Aspire 5551
Antivirus: Norton 360, Updated and Enabled

and I am missing a few thing's since installing the windows 7 ultimate, the main thing is that the drivers for my Ethernet connection (wired) are now missing! I have searched online and with Acer and have downloaded a zip file FULL of different scary looking programs that don't make sense to me and none are simple enough to say "Ethernet driver for windows 7" please help as I can't access the interwebs in my OPS room without it being through an Ethernet cable.

Here is a screen shot of the Ethernet controller window.
thanks for your time on this

A:Solved: Ethernet cable not recognised (screenshot)

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First hello all..
I'm using Windows Vista Service Pack 2
Before vista i was using windows 7..
When using windows 7 i wasnt have any problem with connecting internet via wireless or ethernet cable..
As i said I'm using using vista service pack 2 and i cant connect internet with ethernet cable..
But with using wireless i can connect internet as well..
I tried the same ethernet cable with different computer with same modem..
And it works..
I think the problem is vista..
So anyone can help me with this problem?
I have serached about this problem before but there is wasnt any solution..
Please help me guys..
Thanks all..

A:Solved: Can't Connect Internet via Ethernet Cable

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I just received a computer from a relative since they do not use it anymore. I just reformatted the hard drive and I can't seem to get it to connect to the internet. Every time I try my computer says there is no ethernet cable connected but I know it is. I read around on the forums and one thread (that is now closed), was about the same problem and to help diagnose the problem they asked to use IPCONFIG/ALL in the cmd.exe. The results are this:
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name: bouss
Primary Dns Suffix:
Node Type: Broadcast
Ip Routing Enabled: No
WINS Proxy Enabled: No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State: Media Disconnected
Description: VIA PCI 10/100Mb Fast Ethernet Adapter
Physical Address: 00-14-2A-FB-19-75
If any other information is needed, just let me know and Ill do my best to provide it.

A:Solved: Computer won't recognize ethernet cable

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Wasn't sure if this was supposed to go here or in networking, so I just put it here.

My family recently got a new desktop computer and my parents are putting it in my brothers room, which is near the opposite end of the house where the router and modem is. Should I just tell them to get some retartedly long Ethernet cord, or is there a good enough wireless adapter I could buy? I know direct connections are almost always better, but I don't think there is a store that sells long ethernet cords that stretch across my house, which is pretty big.

A:Solved: Ethernet Cable or Wireless Adapter?

It's easy enough to get an Ethernet cable up to 100 meters, and I'd guess that's long enough.
There are many factors that affect wireless reception, including the construction of your dwelling and the hardware you use, so I'd ask a mod to move this to the networking forum where you might get better help.

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This problem could be thrown on the pile of threads about how Windows is not detecting an ethernet cable when it is plugged in. However this one is a little different and probably a little more complex.

An Acer desktop came to me with the problem above and first up I thought the onbaord port was damaged. I proceeded to install a new Netgear 10/100 PCI ethernet card and disable the onboard. I was surprised to discover that the new card was not detecting the ethernet cable either!

I have tried different cables and ruled them out since they work fine on other computers.

Have tried a manual winsock reset for Vista; no good.

Anybody seen a fix for this? Doesn't matter how many ethernet ports are installed, everyone doesn't detect the ethernet cable. :S

EDIT: Have loaded a Knoppix Live CD to isolate the hardware as the problem. The onboard port is definately stuffed, but the new card is working. Now to go back to Vista and work out why the new card can't find a cable.

A:[SOLVED] Vista not recognising ethernet cable

Hi -

Sure you did this - but - did you un-install the driver via Device Manager & re-boot?

What is Device Manager saying about this - any red/yellow flags? Anything when you enable hidden devices under VIEW tab?

Does wifi work? What does ipconfig /all show? Please run it and paste into post.

Also run these, please -

msinfo32 - saved as an NFO file
START | type msinfo32 | save in default NFO file format - you'll see the NFO file extension when you go to save it

Vista System Health Report
START | type [perfmon /report] | 60 seconds - viewer appears | save as HTML file

Zip up NFO & HTML file and attach to your next post.

Regards. . .



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Dump File : 082311-20467-01.dmp
Crash Time : 23/08/2011 02:18:44 PM
Bug Check Code : 0x000000d1
Parameter 1 : 0xd3e04ebb
Parameter 2 : 0x00000002
Parameter 3 : 0x00000000
Parameter 4 : 0x8e865750
Caused By Driver : k57nd60x.sys
Caused By Address : k57nd60x.sys+2d750
File Description : Broadcom NetLink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet NDIS6.x Unified Driver.
Product Name : Broadcom NetLink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet Driver
Company : Broadcom Corporation
File Version : (cbuild.08062009-443,b57nd6x-main-lhdepot1106.CL-83397)
Processor : 32-bit
Crash Address : ntkrnlpa.exe+415db
Stack Address 1 : k57nd60x.sys+2d750
Stack Address 2 : k57nd60x.sys+2d15
Stack Address 3 : k57nd60x.sys+2fbf
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\082311-20467-01.dmp
Processors Count : 2
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 7601
Dump File Size : 139,288

A:Solved: BSOD When ethernet cable plugged in

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Hi all,
i have a desktop with windows xp home edition.
i currently have to use a blue usb cable from my internet gateway into my computer as my ethernet cable will not work.
do i need to install a driver or something for it to work?

any suggestions will be appreciated

A:Solved: Cant get yellow ethernet cable to work

Hey, spend $5 and get another ethernet cable. USB connections are a pain.

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