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netsh is not updating DHCP enable status to NO when network cable is unplugged

Q: netsh is not updating DHCP enable status to NO when network cable is unplugged

Precondition: When network cable is plugged, i have saved network settings to DHCP enabled status for both IP address and DNS server.
Now unplug the network cable and execute below commands.
netsh interface ip set address "Local Area Connection" static address= mask= gateway=
netsh interface ip set dnsservers name="Local Area Connection" static primary no

The above commands will execute successfully and i can able to see the changed settings in below location
Network and Sharing Center --> Change adapter settings --> select the connection name used in above commands --> Check the properties of IPv4

However netsh show command still shows that connection is in DHCP enabled state (even though i have set to static).
netsh interface ip show address name="Local Area Connection"
Note: After plugging network cable, netsh show command gives correct information (i.e. DHCP is not enabled)

Because of this issue i am not able to execute below command (changing network settings from static to DHCP, in continuation to the first two commands)
netsh interface ip set address name="Local Area Connection" source=dhcp
Gives error message: DHCP is already enabled on this interface.

Please provide information on why "netsh" command is not able to save static setting and not able to show previously set network information.

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I have an application that establishes a socket connection w/ another application on a different machine. When this connection is disrupted (e.g., pull out network cable), I recognize this condition and take some action.

In a Windows XP 32-bit environment, this happens quickly ... in seconds.

In a Windows 7 64-bit environment, this happens slowly ... in about 5 minutes.

If I run netstat in the W7 environment, the TCP connection shows ESTABLISHED for about 5 minutes after the network cable has been unplugged. (In WXP, it changes in seconds.)

I've searched the forum and have heard a few people refer to 5 minutes as being a "default" timeout value. I've also looked at the TCP spec, etc. to learn a bit more, understand it better, etc. in an attempt to find something I can configure to reduce the 5 minutes to seconds but I've not run into anything yet.



A:TCP ESTABLISHED status even after network cable unplugged

I found documentation for a registry entry named TcpTimedWaitDelay for the TCP/IP service. It describes the default to be 240 seconds (4 minutes) and suggests it be set to 30.

In the W7 environment, this entry was not set so I added it and restarted the machine. This did not work.

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I had Dell over today. They replaced the mother board and I am having the same problem. Wireless works fine. Wire to NIC card says unplugged and enabled (blinking) I can't get it to work.
Dell then told me it may be software and asked me to reload XP... I did that too, a full install... took me all night to get this laptop D600 Latitude back to normal. I am still getting this blinking thing under network connections. Local area connection (status) blinkes Network cable unplugged and enabled. I am using a known good cable. I rebooted modem, computer and did all I can do.
Have any ideas? Wireless works fine but daughter has a weak signal at college and needs direct connect.


A:Local area connection (status) blinkes Network cable unplugged and enabled.

When the motherboard was replaced, was the NIC driver re-installed?

Since its a laptop, is the NIC integrated with the motherboard, or is it a seperate card?

In Windows Device Manager, are there any question marks or exclamation points next to the NIC / Ethernet Adapter?

Since both motherboard and Windows were replaced / re-installed, that takes out a lot of possibilities.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any help would be appreciated.

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

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My laptop is a NEC LaVie PC-LG26NRCGM and for some reason no matter if i plug in a network cable or not it keeps saying its unplugged...
any ideas?

A:Network cable unplugged?

I also tried reinstalling drivers and changing drivers to everything i could find but no luck. The chipset i have is SiS 963L and the network card is SiS 900 i think its a part of it or something, not sure.

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i 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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So I get this error.

A network cable is unplugged. Over and over. It won't stop. I had to try my other PC, and that didn't work either, just gave me the limited or no connectivity error. Power cycling didn't work, changing cables around didn't work. Hooking each PC up to the modem straight up didn't work. Using the router didn't work.

I used to be able to do any of those things, and I'd be fine, the problem would go away. But now it's been active for over 24 hours (happened yesterday morning out of the blue) and I am stumped.

I hooked up the USB cable to the cable modem and it works fine, but I am getting slower speeds (I assume that is normal for USB connected modems?)

So what can I do? Is it the LAN malfunctioning on the board? Why would that affect the other PC. Can it be the modem since only the USB part works and not the ethernet part?

In case it helps, I have a A64 3000+ cpu, nforce ultra 4 board, geforce 6600gt video card, 120 gig hdd, dvd burner, dvd rom, 1 gig of RAM. The modem is RCA, and the cable company is Adelphia.

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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 have a pc with winXP and a laptop with Win2000. Both have network cards, and are connected by an RJ45 cable. However, both show 'Network cable unplugged'.

I've tried reinstalling the drivers, the winxp wizards and checking the cable, but it still doesn't work. How do I fix this?

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I recently tried to connect my computer directly (by-passing router) to my modem, and the darn thing absolutely will not detect it, even after power cycling it. Every attempt I've tried has ended up with it says Unplugged cable / Media disconnected, but when I hook it back up to my router everything is dandy, I've spent the better part of a day looking for answers and haven't really found my unique case, only found them to the opposite.

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Hi There -

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

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

Is it simply that I need a new card?

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

A:Network cable unplugged

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What have I missed?

A:Network Cable Unplugged

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

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

A:What does it mean: Network cable unplugged?


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I have a DLink Router WBR2310. WLAN active, encrypted.

For the past couple of weeks, I have had connectivity problems. I keep getting this message in the system tray:

(exclamation mark) local area connection
a network cable is unplugged

And then it'd disappear. It'd do it again for a couple of seconds, then disappear.

I noticed this pattern after I turned on Torrent programs. This includes Azureus, and now BitTorrent. Both were the latest versions. In both cases, I had the correct port forward set up on the router.

It should be noted that this so far only happens when I turn on bitTorrent, and not regular surfing. At least for the moment.

I have tried bypassing the router to see if it was the ISP/Modem. There were no problems, leading me to conclude that it's the router. Both the NIC and the router have the latest driver and firmware respectively. Spyware scans yielded negligible items to be removed and no viruses were found using AVG.

Dlink website told me to powercycle both modem and router. No avail. It also told me to force the NIC to go 10baseT Full. Still no avail. I changed it to auto-negotiation. Same problem anyway. Windows Firewall is NOT enabled, in fact i don't have one at all. As mentioned above, the WLAN is active and encrypted.

Any help would be appreciated. I have attached my system specs, as well as a HJT log if that is of any help.


Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600)
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A:Network Cable Unplugged??

I have a d-link router and have the same problem and Have had it for 2-3 years. Like you said, I open Emule (file sharing program) and the dlink starts rebooting. I think its a defective router... GL

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I am having only ONE PC with Windows XP professional. Now PC is showing ?Network cable unplugged? error.

Since I don?t have another PC, no network cable is to be connected on the PC.

Please tell me how can resolve this problem.

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Welcome to TSF!

Are you on a Dial-up connection?
A computer with a red X through it next to your clock?
If you're on Dial-up you can disable that because it's for LAN or High-Speed Internet.
Go to Control Panel/Network Connections/right click on Local Area Connection>Disable.
That should get rid of it, but only do that if you have a Dial-up connection!

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I was hooked up my computer with a router, it all worked good for a couple days. I was in the process of hooking up a server, and when I plugged in the server to the router...i lost connection on the internet on my computer! I have internet service, the cables have been tested and i even took the computer to the computer store twice and it works just fine. I even installed a plug in ethernet card...but when i did it told me "network cable unplugged" !!! I am at a dead end and need some help.

A:Network cable unplugged

Check for loose connection's ....
did you try again...

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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

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

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

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

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

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


A:Please Help!! Network Cable Unplugged?!

Hi DannyBoi3k,

Welcome to Vista Forums!

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


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



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


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

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


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

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

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Hi mwilson65, and welcome to TSG.

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

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


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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!!

A:network cable is unplugged...still

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

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I 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)

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

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

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

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

so any help

A:Network cable is being seen as unplugged

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

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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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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.

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

A:Network Cable Unplugged?

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

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

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

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-26-5E-38-3C-4F
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::cdf6:9a82:eda:4a25%11(Preferred)
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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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I've often come across this forum in my Google searches when looking for advice to computer issues so it's only natural I finally join and directly post an issue I'm dealing with now.

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

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

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

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

Thanks for any help on this.

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


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Okay, here's the situation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any suggestions? Please?

A:A network cable is unplugged *HELP*

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

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

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

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

Help would be really appreciated

The Canadian in Lodi, California

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my other pc is a lieing peice of crap. I was just surfing, then my internet goes off. My dad has spent time to get internet from this PC to my PC over a shared network cable. and suddly, it means it can't connect cause the usb is 'unplugged' when clearly it isn't because ive just pushed it in hard and it clicked I know it's in.

what's going on?? I tried the other usb hole too. and I restarted the pc too. hELP!!!!

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what operating system are you using

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I am trying to network an xp prof machine with a win 98 machine.
I have two nics in the xp machine ,one is d-link dfe- 530TX the other is on board sis 900 pci fast ethernet adapter.
The 98 machine has the same d-link card.
My dsl is connected to the d link nic on the xp machine and i ran a cat 5e cable from the sis 900 nic to the d link nic on the 98 machine.
I have two internet connectivity icons on the task bar by my clock and one says" a network cable is unplugged"I check the connections they are all plugged in.
I ran the network connect wizard in xp and checked the "ignore unplugged device" box as it would not let me continue without doing that and everything set up fine.
I then stuck my xp disc in the 98 machine and chose the setup network option and everything worked fine.But i still show it as being unplugged.
It is a brand new nic in the 98 machine,and when i swithch the two connections around on my xp machine it shows the d-link as being unplugged,which more or less tells me that the nic in the 98 machine is no good,or i am not doing something right here.

I know 2 people who have successfully networked 2 c systems together this way without a router or hub,so i know i do not need one.
They only thing is they networked win 98 to win 98 and xp to xp.
I am trying to network xp to 98 but i dont think that should really make a difference.
I also run norton internet security 2003,I disabled it but it still doesnt work.

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Network Cable unplugged

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

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

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

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


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

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

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