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Ethernet not working - need to re-enable

Q: Ethernet not working - need to re-enable


Earlier this week there was an update for windows 10, I'm not sure what the update was but it took about an hour to install so was fairly big (although I see no real changes). Anyway, since then the ethernet adapter no longer works when the computer starts up. It just says unidentified network and that no cable is connected (the cable definitely is, and I've tried different cables and same result).

Anyway, the solution is to disable the adapter and enable it again, and then it works as expected. The problem is, it will randomly stop working sometime when you start the computer up again, and so you have to go through the process again. I've tried updating the driver, but there are no new updates. Reinstalling the driver is only a temporary fix, as the problem will arise again the next time I restart the device. Is there any permanent solution for this?

Anyway, thanks for taking the time to read this post, any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

Some system info:
Edition: Windows 10 Home
Version: 1511
OS Build: 10586.164
Network Adaptor: DM9621A USB to Fast Ethernet Adapter(KMDF)

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Preferred Solution: Ethernet not working - need to re-enable

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.)


Hello, so a few years ago I bought a pc for gaming and used wifi only (connected through a usb thing), now I've moved to uni and cant use the public wifi because it's too slow, so I wanted to try use wired instead, but I've found that theres something missing in my pc that won't let me use it at all (http://prntscr.com/gos0rf) as I don't have any adapter thing showing a Local Area connection, but I don't know where to start, what do I need to buy for my pc?

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I currently am using Cox Highspeed Internet on a Dell Latitude D820 with Windows XP. I am hooked up directly to a Scientific Atlanta cable modem. The connection has been stable with no problems since I got the account set up four months ago. I just purchased a Linksys wireless router to establish a wireles connection for 2 laptops. I haven't been able to configure the router because my onboard Ethernet port is disabled. When I try to enable it in Network Connections it gives me a "Connection failed!" error message. In Device Manager, it shows up with a red X next to it, but when I right click it doesn't give me the option to enable it, just disable it. I downloaded the Broadcom driver, but when I try to actually update the driver in Device Manager it gives me an error message that the Broadcom controller is disabled. Do I need to uninstall the Ethernet port completely and then install the drivers? Here is what I get when I type "ipconfig/all" in my Command Prompt. Thanks for any feedback!

(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Robbie>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Robbie-D820
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : at.cox.net

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media dis... Read more

A:Onboard Ethernet Controller Won't Enable

Are you connected by USB?
It won't hurt to uninstall the adapter and reboot to reinstall.

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Hi All,

I'm having a rather annoying issue on Windows 8 with my ASUS Laptop.

When moving from Wi-Fi to Ethernet (disable Wi-Fi, plug-in Ethernet cable then enable Ethernet port) my computer fails to recognize the Ethernet connection. I have to restart my computer to solve the problem.

Is this intentional or is something going wrong?


A:Ethernet Port fails to enable until restart

when you say disable wifi, do you press the button to turn it off?

If so, just leave it on, connect to the ethernet and win8 should jump to the ethernet, if not then turn off wifi..

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Hey guys,

I just installed Windows 8.1 from disc. I am using an ASUS P8Z77VLX Motherboard for this.

I just installed all of the drivers for my motherboard but the Ethernet connection was not detected. I went into network settings to find there were now two Ethernet connections, one enabled, the other disabled. The disabled one apparently was added by my motherboard drivers. I attempt to enable it, it says its enabling, and then nothing happens. The windows says its enabled, and it isn't. It doesn't ever appear to actually change.

I ran an sfc /scannow and got no errors.

So, at that, I'm out of ideas. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Note: I do not have a Wifi adapter on this desktop, only Motherboard Ethernet available.

A:Unable to enable Ethernet connection after fresh install

Welcome to the forum!

Did you try uninstalling the adapter(s) in Device Manager then reboot and let re-install?

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A friend's Acer laptop, running XP, has a Broadcom Ethernet card which is disabled at boot. I'm told it started this a few weeks back, so I don't know if it's related to a M$ patch.

Although I can turn the driver on in the device manager it doesn't want to remember the driver state when rebooted.

Last time, when I thought I'd fixed it by disabling unneeded startup programs, I'd stumbled over a program advertising ability to set drivers to be enabled at boot but I don't want to buy a program to solve a simple problem.

atm there are just Kaspersky and the Windoh$ firewall plus a few Acer and normal startup programs obvious.

How do I set the Ethernet's driver to enabled from boot?..and is it clear what might have triggered this?

I don't mind a registry fix if it's direct but would much prefer a sense of the cause of it to prevent it reoccurring.

A:Solved: Ethernet card disabled on boot - how to enable by default?

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I have at T440s running Windows 10 v1803 with a strange issue. When I connect an Ethernet cable, the connection will continue "identifying" until I manually disable/re-enable the adapter from Network and Sharing Center. If I take no action, after 60-90 seconds, the connection will stall on "Unidentified Network - No Internet Access". This happens with EVERY cable I use at multiple locations, not just one particular place. I have tried: 1. Rolling back to a previous driver version - No change.2. Installing the latest driver from Intel - No change.3. Turning off "Allow Windows to turn off power to this device..." - No change.4. Uninstalling Bonjour (recommendation from Google) - No change.5. Formatted the hard drive and re-installed Windows 10 - No change. If a cable is connected before I power on the machine, it resolves just fine. I have searched the depths of the web for answers but haven't found anything that works quite yet. I have an Intel(R) Ethernet Connection I217-LM adapter with a driver date of Any advice would be appreciated!

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I have a linksys model wrt54gl v1.1 and I am using Windows Vista 32bit Home Edition. I have a pc connected to the router directly through an ethernet plus a laptop, 2 iphones and a blackberry that get wireless internet from it. 2 days ago wireless stopped working. The internet on the pc connected to the router by ethernet is still working and the power, WLAN, ethernet, and internet lights are all lit green. The internet and ethernet lights flash when data is being transferred but the the WLAN light is not flashing. I have restored the router to factory default but it is still not working. The phones and laptop are not detecting any wireless network present. Hope you can help.


A:Internet working on PC connected to router by ethernet but wireless not working

I have restored the router to factory default but it is still not working.Click to expand...

The only other thing to try is to unplug the router for a few hours. You could also try another factory reset.

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My Ethernet started malfunctioning recently. My Notebook PC works fine with Ethernet connection at my workplace but recently started malfunctioning at home. The wifi connection is still in order both at home and at my workplace. My PC is Windows 10, i7 processor.

Can you advise how to solve the problem?


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Hi there. I am having some trouble on how to get my Wake on Lan working. For my computer, I have an Acer Aspire 5733z model. And it is brand new. But in order to use wake on lan, I know that it has to be hard-wired, and not wireless. But I have actually heard from a certain website that in order to make the computer go on when it is powered off, I have to use the Mac address of my router to power my computer up, along with my Ethernet cable attached to my laptop to my router.
Is that the correct way to do it? And in my router port forwarding settings, I have used port 9 TCP. And the IP that I put in was Because I already know that 255 is like the broadcast IP. And that this sends out the special magic packet to wake my computer. But my Acer Aspire 5733z laptop does not have any lights on my ethernet adapter. Like my Dad's HP laptop has a green and orange NIC light on that adapter. But my Acer does not have that.

Maybe because my computer is newer, could be. But all of this time, I have been putting in the Mac address of my ethernet adapter, and not my router. But I bet that I have should have put in the router Mac. Is that correct? I am just checking here to see if that is the right thing to do. For my adapter I have a Broadcom netlink ethernet adapter. And there is a Wake Up Capabilities option in my network adapter settings. And I set that option to "Both." And for my Dad's laptop, he has a Nvidia ethernet adapter.
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A:I would like to know on how to enable my Wake on Lan and get it working please


whenever I shut down his laptop, the NIC lights go off when the computer is not turned on!

That is correct. You have to leave the computer on and in sleep, for it to Wake on LAN

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When I installed Firefox I had it import my IE internet options.
When I went to Costco to login...a box came up and said that SSL was disabled. I re-checked the settings in Firefox and it is checked for both SSL so what's the problem?

A:Enable SSL in Firefox...not working

Use SSL 2.0, Use SSL 3.0, and Use TLS 1.0 should all be checked.
Use this SSL test to make sure that it is Firefox. If Firefox passes, it's likely a problem with the site you're trying to connect to.
Tools> Options> Advanced> Security> Verification button> make sure that the radio button is ticked:
Do not use OCSP for certificate validation
Clear your cache, Tools> Options> Privacy> Cache> click Clear Cache Now button.

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I have an HP Pavilion a700n with a ATi all-in-one 9600 PRO capture card. usually ever since i got both of them Ive been using the capture card as my monitor port using a special output adapter but recently my output adapter broke a pin and it ****ed my color up on my monitor.

I'm pretty much screwed since Ati wont replace my adapter and i don't have a credit card to get another. but my computer came with a monitor port shown here in this similar pic (its the dark blue one) :
I tried activating it but all that shows up in the display settings is "ALL IN WONDER PRO" & "ALL IN WONDER PRO SEC family". all in wonder pro is the capture card's output adapter port and SEC family does nothing when i switch to it just makes the screen black for a second. my display settings look similar to this:
I tried looking in the device manager and there was nothing there either its like this port doesn't exist according to the computer. I heard it may involve switching my bios and ****ing up my configuration and disabling my capture card but i don't want that happening.

So guys, how do i enable this monitor port on my computer, disable the capture card output adapter's port, and not **** anything up including disabling my capture card?

I have windows XP SP2 pro. any other infomation you need let me know.

Thanks for helping me .

A:How to enable a non-working monitor port?.

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I am not very technology smart but here goes, My dell laptop will not connect to the internet and there is no firewall it will not let me enable it. I just keep getting error messages It is on vista.

A:Firewall not working Cannot enable No internet access


you may have to sue a private address

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We are using intranet environment and Enable Integrated Windows Authentication is enabled for IE browser.
The functionality is working fine for long time. If we give the URL in the browser, we don't need to logon (ie. the logon page does not appear).
But from the last few months, it stopped working for several users. Issue is intermittent.
Could you please suggest what could be the reason and how to solve it.

Thank you in advance.

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Can someone help me enable the Dreamscene feature in windows 7 ultimate so that I can play movies as my desktop background instead of pictures and play the audio too?

I have previously had this done on my vista home premium machine. Cant seem to find out where it is in Windows 7.


A:Enable Working Dreamscene in Windows 7 Ultimate

How to enable Dreamscene or Video Wallpaper in Windows 7

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My wireless is not working. I have tried looking at comments on line but nothing seems to work!
If I use the CMD code I get this for the ether net:
Default gateway:

I have a sitecom router if that helps at all? It says to go to which I have done but sdtill confused!Thanks in advance

A:Wireless not working, ethernet is working

All the above looks good. Using as a URL in your browser, you should get a request for the user/password for that router. Once you login, you can go to the WiFi portion, enable it, set the SSID and encryption you desire.

Where do you get stuck?

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I have an HP probook 4530s , for reference.
my audio device's drivers are working just fine (even uninstalled and reinstalled them both from windows and from the official site), when I go to sound settings my playback devises are enabled (more like stuck on enabled and I cant disable them at all for re-enabling), and I've been getting this since yesterday

my driver and sound settings:


I've looked up everywhere and none of the solutions have worked. Any help is much appreciated

A:my audio device's drivers are working fine, but I cant enable them.

Is the Windows Audio Service started. Right click Computer > Manage > Services and Applications > Services.
Should show started and Automatic.
Did you run the Audio Troubleshooter? Right click the speaker icon > Troubleshoot Sound Problems.
Do you have a System Restore Point dated before the problem?

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I got a new lg neon that is unlocked for my tmobile service. I can not send or recieve multi media messages on the phone. Does anyone know how to enable multimedia messages on the phone

A:How do i enable multimedia messages on an lg neon working for tmobile?

Wrong Forum!

This forum is for multimedia related problems on a computer, not a mobile phone!

Please post mobile phone problems here: http://forums.techguy.org/88-phones-handheld-devices/

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I just bought a new dvi monitor, plugged into the dvi connection on the graphics card, and took out the old monitor with the vga connection. I am not getting any video with the new monitor. Is there something I need to enable, and if so how do i do it?

The card is an nvida 5200 fx

with both a vga and a dvi out. How to enable two monitors, so that the dvi port is working?

A:new dvi monitor, plugged into dvi connection on card, not working...how to enable?

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Vista Ultimate 64-bit, ASUS Rampage Formula motherboard, USB mouse and keyboard connected in back ports.

Two things happened: Avira antivirus warned me of some threats which I either ignored or deleted. Windows Update had some updates ready (although I'm not sure if it updated).

I turned off my PC for a couple of hours, turned it back on and realized that my USB keyboard was not working on the password screen.

I eventually unplugged it from the back and plugged it into the front, where it worked. However, my USB mouse did not work when plugged into the second front port, nor did it work when plugged into the front port in which the keyboard worked.

I accessed System Restore using my keyboard and restored to one day previously. When it finished, both keyboard and mouse worked, although I got a pop-up message alerting me that the "drivers for your device could not be installed." When I clicked "OK," the mouse stopped working again.

I have checked BIOS and both mouse and keyboard are recognized, so it does not appear to be a hardware issue.

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I'm having a very similar problem. I can connect wirelessly using my laptop to the internet through my netgear router, but not using my desktop. The desktop is plugged in directly to the router through the ethernet port, but the router light indicating a wired connection isn't lighting up. I've tried installing the router software on the desktop (running winXP), but the installation won't complete as it can't detect the router.

Device manager says that the adaptor is working properly, but the icon in systray says that a network cable is unplugged. I've tried 4 different cables, so I don't think they're to fault.

When I open the command prompt on my desktop and type ipconfig /all:

Ethernet adaptor local area connection:

media state: ...... media disconnected
description:...... SiS900 pci fast ethernet adaptor
physical address:... 00-14-85-6F-AE-05

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

P.s. When I plug my laptop in to the router using the ethernet cable, the router's light comes on, showing that it is connected.

A:Ethernet not working

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

I've created a new thread for your issue here.

Thanks for your cooperation.

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Hello, i have a desktop computer which used to get internet from a secondary router we had. It is a Jensen Scandinavia. One day when i logged onto my computer i noticed i had no internet, and it hasnt returned since that. It shows a yellow exclamition point by the internet icon, and says no internet Access. My secondary router Works fine With everything else than my computer, both wifi and Ethernet. Of all Electronics we have in the house, its only my computer who doesnt work. I have a cable that goes from my main router and to the secondary router, if i stretch that into my room it will allow me to get internet Access, so the problem isnt my main router. My Ethernet port on the computer is blinking green some times aswell, but i get no firm Connection. I also do not have a default Gateway.

Additional info: when my internet stopped working, i looked into my Device manager and found pseudo tunneling Interface With a yellow exclamition mark. I uninstalled it in hope that it would be reinstalled and making my computer work aagain, but it didnt get reinstalled ;(

Ty for the help, much appreciated.

A:Ethernet not working!

The Pseudo Tunneling Interface is for IPv6, which is not used currently for Internet Access. When you right click this yellow flag and Uninstall it , it should not come back.
If you have no other yellow flags in the Device Manager, then to test your internet connection, plug this computer directly into the Main Router rather then the secondary one.
Then follow these instructions Pre-posting Requirements - for both Wired and Wireless Connectivity Issues and paste your ipconfig log in your next post.

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Ok i just got a new brand router and I was trying to connect it thro lan to my PC which has a crappy wireless range, So I connect the cable and i get the massage "Network cable unplugged", However, I tried it on 2 other laptops and it worked great IBM(XP) HP(Vista).

-I own a HP Pavilion a6140.me. Just to let you all know that there is nothing wrong with the cable because it used to work great on our old router.

A:Ethernet not working.

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Hi there!

I have no experience at all with computers/connection issues, so apologies for my poor use of terminology.

I live in the Bay Area and I have xfinity/Comcast.

Around a week ago, I stopped being able to connect to Ethernet. After troubleshooting, I found that the error was "One or more network protocols are missing" or "Windows Sockets Empty".

I have already tried the following things:
1. Reset my computer / made sure all the cords were plugged in
2. Did a "netsh" in command prompt to reset my IP
3. Gave "Full Control" to everyone in folder 26 in my Registry Editor
4. Did a "netsh" to reset my winsocks
5. Disabled NETBIOS on both wifi/ethernet

I also couldn't find any new drivers...

Each time I tried one of these fixes, I would have ethernet for ~5 minutes after I restarted my computer. Afterwards, it would instantly disconnect me and connect me back to WiFi.
After I tried disabling WiFi, my ethernet connection would still dc, but I would simply have to troubleshoot it, and would work again after restarting my adapter.

Is there any way for me to fix problem for good? My WiFi cuts off really randomly from time to time and that's really frustrating..

If there's anything I missed please let me know and I'll try to provide it!

Thank you so much!

A:Ethernet Not Working

The link that shows up on your post - "I also couldn't find any new drivers..." - If you posted that intentionally, do not use the 'driver updater' program it links to. It's malware. My question would be who is the oem of your computer, and which LAN card make/model?

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Hello, well this i my first problem post on here. I recently had to dump everything on my computer to get rid of Surfsidekick adware that ruined it. Well I started from scratch with reinstalling windows XP and everything. I put in the restore disk that came with my Dell Dimension 2400 cpu and got what ever programs i thought were nessesary. Could have missed some. I have no idea whats needed. After all that I couldnt connect to the internet with my Ethernet Cable. My wife plugged in the USB to our cable modem and thank god that worked cause i would not be typing this to you right now. Under my Device Manager under other devices there are yellow question marks with small exclamation points on; Ethernet Controller, PCI Modem, and USB Digital Still Camera. Im thinking i need a Ethernet Driver but i dont know which one from the Dell site to download or if that is even the problem. Someone please help.
SSgt Ernest Cooper USAF

A:Ethernet Not Working

You might be able to get some help from your SIP on this one.

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This is my first time here so I hope I have the right forum. We have 2 laptops and 2 desktops.My sons desktop was fine when he went to bed and when he woke up he could not connect to our d-link dir-655. it says no network to connect to. I have changed the Ethernet cord and this did not help. Is there any way to tell if the motherboard Ethernet has went bad? He has a gateway with windows vista. Thanks.

A:Ethernet not working

Welcome to TSG
Ok.So is this the only pc on your home net that is having this problem ?
And it is ethernet not wireless ?
Make and model of modem and ISP name ?
So from the failing pc let's see:

From a Johnwill post on the Networking Forum

Try these simple tests.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following commands one at a time, followed by the Enter key:


PING <computer_IP_address> For addresses,follow instructions below&#8230;.

PING <default_gateway_address>

PING <dns_servers>


PING www.yahoo.com
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.

<computer_IP_address> - The IP Address of your computer, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above. IPV4 for Vista

<default_gateway_address> - The IP address of the Default Gateway, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

<dns_servers> - The IP address of the first (or only) address for DNS Servers, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

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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My motherboard is a msi n1996. Running windows xp professional 2002 service pack 2. I am hardwired for the internet thru comcast but my computer does not recognize my ethernet or PCI card. I've downloaded drivers for it (realtek 8101L driver) but it now tells me to turn off computer and install PCI card.?? I think my roommate went into the Bios and changed something because before he did i was able to connect thru the direct line. Please help me figure out why it isn't working. Any one ???
I am using wireless internet thru the neighbor temporarily. Thanks.

A:Ethernet PCI NIC not working

If windows is finding it, then the BIOS wouldn't have impacted it. I would buy a new network card, and try it. They are under 40 bucks. I recommend buying Intel.

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I'm having problems with my ethernet. I don't think my computer is detecting my ethernet because my internet doesn't work when i try to connect with my ethernet. I think it stopped working after i recovered(where it deleted everything) my computer. So i'm hoping someone can help me fix it. Thanks

A:Ethernet not working.

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I recently formatted my laptop and installed windows 7. In installing drivers, specifically network drivers, I installed the wrong drivers, realized deleted them and then installed the correct drivers, but now the ethernet port does not work. In device manager there is no little yellow alerts, I've scanned for hardware but nothing. Is there a way I can check the health of my ethernet port?

Please Help.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU P6200 @ 2.13GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1908 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 730 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 165886 MB, Free - 125994 MB; D: Total - 119999 MB, Free - 71114 MB;
Motherboard: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., RV411/RV511/E3511/S3511/RV711
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

A:Ethernet Not Working

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Im using eduroam internet that is provided on my campus.Im signed in  and logged with wifi on this network,but it seems i cant get it  work using ethernet cable.Every time it says Unindentefied network and that "ethernet doesnt have valid
ip configuration "when i run troubleshooter.
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
(c) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Windows IP Configuration

   Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : JustOneRailgun
   Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
   Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : kampus.scst.hr

Ethernet adapter Ethernet:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek USB FE Family Controller
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-E0-4A-36-A9-4B
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::6865:5d54:8541:65eb%8(Preferred)
   Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . :
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
   DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 134275146
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I have a Satellite 105A S361 System (Toshiba) The ethernet all of a sudden, does not work, I plug the cat5 in and neither the green nor the orange light flash, I've downloaded the new driver for it, and still nothing. What do I do?

A:Ethernet Not Working

Mike711, welcome to TSF.

The port sounds damaged, but have you tried a different ethernet cable? Sometimes the pins can become damaged, or the wiring can become loose.

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Hello. Ive ran into a problem which i pretty much caused myself, i tried to update my ethernet drivers in the device manager but i fatfingered it and pressed uninstall device (yup, clicked twice even to it warned since im dumb) Now that i tried to reinstall it, it just presents a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark on top of it. Ive scouted all over internet for a answer but so far nothing has worked. Anyone know how to fix this?

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I just had a technician come to my apartment today and install a wired connection to the router. However, my computer is still using Wi-fi, and it doesn't recognize a wired connection. My ethernet cable connects to an RJ45 port, where there is a cable running underneath the carpet to the router. I suspect that the ethernet cable running from my computer to the port might be faulty, but want to make sure there's nothing else wrong with it before I replace it.

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All my Nvidia programs got uninstalled, and now my ethernet connection isnt working. I have a Wireless router and the rest of the comps on it have internet, but my comp is connected through a wire but is recieving nothing. please help

A:Ethernet not working

Do you have a nVidia chipset and/or an integrated ethernet adapter? Please put back the chipset drivers

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I plugged in my Ethernet cable to my pc and my router but for some reason it is not working. It says Unidentified Network and just below says No Internet. I don' know how to sort it out.

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My ethernet is not working but my wifi on the same computer is working(using wifi to post this). I attached an image of my resource monitor it shows me trying to download. The weird part is sometimes it goes up to my normal speed(32mb/s) for like 4 seconds and then it drops to not working at all and when I try to load a website I have to refresh a few times and pray.

I tried connecting the wire to my laptop (same wire and wall port) and it works fine. I ran malwarebytes and found one threat but the problem was not solved. I ran it again a few more time and it says I don't have anything else.

I have no idea what's (kinda computer noob) going on so any help would help.

A:Ethernet is not working

You didn't provide any descriptions of your laptop and desktop and which Windows version they're running.

A wired ethernet connection is working okay in your laptop, but not in your desktop?


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My ethernet connection seems to have suddenly crapped out which has left me using the USB port. But that means I cannot establish my home wireless network.

My ISP troubleshooting help line could not tell me anything beyond it being an ethernet problem.

Any help troubleshooting and re-establishing is much appreciated.

A:Ethernet not working...

"... ethernet connection seems to have suddenly crapped out" implies
1. bad ethernet adapter,
2. bad ethernet cable, or
3. bad something at the other end of the cable.

Can you try another cable?

Can you try something different at the other end of the cable (e.g., if it was a router, try a different LAN port)?

Can you try the same setup but with a different computer?

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Windows xp service pack 2
Athlon 64 3500+ 2.2 GHz CPU
2 x 1GB PC2700 DDRMSI K8T Neo2-F V2.0 Motherboard
120 HD
ATI 512 x1950 pro

I have just got a phone plug in my room so I do not have to use my USB adaptor for my wireless broadband as it keeps losing the signal. I now have the router in my room using the Ethernet hole on my new MSI K8T Neo2-F V2.0 Motherboard, but every time I try and download a file it is corrupted. I have tried many different file just in case it was that. This did not work so I tried using my USB adopter and every thing downloads fine again. The driver for it is Realtek rtl8169/8110 family GIGABIT ETHERNET NIC and this is the web site for the motherboard nhttp://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3318077&CatId=15

Hope some one can help me with this.

A:Ethernet not working help

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Hi All,

My ethernet port isn't working. I am running Windows XP on an Inspiron E1505. When i try to use my LAN, I cannot because my computer says that the "Network drive is unplugged". Not really sure what's going on; I'm pretty sure it's not the cord or modem since I have another computer that I able to run on the same LAN. I tried to use the troubleshooter to solve the problem, but nothing really came up. What strategies shoudl I try? Thanks!

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I recently bought a netgear router. The problem is, that it will not connect to my laptop. I believe that the main reason why is not connecting is because my ethernet cable is not working properly. For example, when I try to connect my modem to my laptop via ethernet, it will notice it but it will tell me that it is an unidentified network. For this reason I have to use my usb cable which is working fine. I think this is really weird because if the ethernet calbe wouldnt be working my laptop wouldnt even notice it. I tried downloading some ether drivers but I still cannot conect.... this is the version of my ethernet thing marvell yukon 88e8039 pci-e fast ethernet controller.

Please let me know what can I do.

A:ethernet connection not working....

First off, how about the EXACT make/model of the modem and the router. You do realize that when you change from the USB connection to the Ethernet connection on most modems that you MUST cycle power on the modem, right?

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So I've been googling this problem for hours now and I've finally given up and decided to ask for some help. My computer knowledge is pretty good but I'm not so great with all this internet stuff! I can connect to the internet through the cable but not wirelessly, despite it showing up as being available when I connect it tells me I have limited connectivity. Any help would be very appreciated, i ran a ipconfig and here are the results:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Cameron-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : lan
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : lan
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1A-73-D1-54-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : lan
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-24-DA-23-52
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
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Two LEDs on an Ethernet port - green and orange (which I'm sure you all know). Lately, I noticed the orange LED is no longer illuminating.

I had to make some disk images in Linux today, so I booted up from a LiveCD - the LED worked from the Linux system.

I've tried restarting, reinstalling the driver (both via Windows Update and from the Realtek site) - neither method fixed it.

The connection still works fine as far as I can tell!

Thanks for any suggestions.

A:Ethernet 'activity' LED not working

Just a quick update:

I've found that switching the duplex mode to 10Mbps (half or full) uses ONLY the orange LED, but any other setting just uses the green one, including 'Auto negotiate'. So it's not like the LED is bust...

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Alrighty. A friend of mines internet just stopped working a few nights ago. I went to her dorm and checked her settings and connections, all fine. Tried plugging her PC into her roomates ethernet box thing and it didn't work, tried a different cable and that didn't work either. She has a Dell laptop, it looks kinda old, thats all I really know.

My question is, is there a free diagnostics tool I could burn onto a cd then run on her laptop to see if it can determine the problem? Like I said, it suddenly stopped working aparently, and using the roomates cable/ethernet jack didn't solve anything, so it looks like a hardware problem.

Thanks for any help, I'd love to save her the trouble of paying for someone to look at it.

Edit: I forgot to mention what the PC is saying. Under device manager it shows the ethernet card working normally, but it says its unplugged. I have also deactivated the card, and reactivated it to no avail. Again after changing cables and replugging everything it the PC says a network cable is unplugged, but its not! Thanks

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Hi guys, first post here. I don't know much about tech so joined here for help. I moved into a new house (rented) and we have virgin media internet with their infamously reliable super hub

I can connect to the internet fine with an ethernet cable but only get "local" access when attempting with wifi. My friend can get on wifi fine on his laptop and my wifi works fine on other networks which leads me to believe its just some settings that need changing. I will try to attach a picture of my ipconfig with wifi switched on and no ethernet cable in.

Any help on this would be much appreciated, I've googled for hours and hours but nothing anyone suggests on there has worked for me.

Cheers for any replies

A:Wifi not working, ethernet does

Is that Cell phone internet your using there. Disabled Wired connections when using WiFi connections don't have both enabled. Also are you sharing internet or WiFi in this building?

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Ok so I have had my windows xp sp2 for a long time but recently got a bad virus. I fixed the virus but now can?t connect to the net. I'm am connected through Ethernet and when I click L.A.N status it says connected with 100.00 mpbs but when I click internet it says cannot display page no internet yada yada. I no the Ethernet it working because it works on my other computer though. I think it might be because it says my ip address is but what ever I do I can?t renew it like it tells me to. I have no idea what to do but when I click ipconfig /all this is what I get. If anyone has any idea on what?s wrong or any suggestions don?t hesitate to help me by responding

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]

(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Ilan>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : HP14433280241
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : sapling
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-18-FE-6C-27-05
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
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A:ethernet not working on windows xp sp2!!

Did you install any anti virus or internet security software in your computer

Tried to check in safe mode with networking if you are getting the same ip then
Restart the computer and goto command prompt run this command
Netsh winsock reset
Then restart the computer
Check for the net.... If you have same problem let us know

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I started a similar post in the networking forum, but I have a feeling this is a hardware issue so I'll post here.

My net was working perfectly yesterday during the day, but when I returned to my computer later that night, the LAN&USB status light on my wireless modem was not lit up, and the internet wouldn't work. I checked all the cables, reset the modem, restarted the computer, and still nothing. When I look at the ethernet card at on the backside where the cable plugs in, none of the lights are lit up, if that has anything to do with it. Device manager shows the card as functioning properly, so I'm stumped....

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