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Wired adapter or NIC Local Area connection if says "Network cable unplugged" or if in the command prompt if you type "ipconfig" and if you come agross an error message "Media state media disconnected" then it means there is some problem with a physical device or connections

Solutions: 1. Try with a different port on the switch or the router. It could be the fault with the Router/Switch port 2. Try a different Ethernet cable. It could be the fault with the Ethernet cable 3. Try with a different NIC or a different computer. It could be the fault with the NIC

Wireless adapter or NIC
Wireless network connection if says "Network cable unplugged" or if in the command prompt if you type "ipconfig" and if you come agross an error message "Media state media disconnected" then it means there is some problem with a some device issue or the wireless settings
Solutions:
1. Try scanning for wireless network and reconnect 2. Remove the profile or preferred networks from its list 3. Check and make sure the SSID and the Security KEY are correct 4. Restart the computer 5. Try with different security types like WEP,WPA or WPA26. Check if the MAC filter on Router/Access point is enabled

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I have a compaq presario SR1303 Wm Desktop I wont connect to internet, stating that local area cable is unplugged, however this isn't true because I have another desktop same model that works fine on this modem. My Isp modem is a Arris. The device manger shows that the adapters are working correctly.


If all looks good try right clicking on network status icon in sys tray and use repair. A more advance option would be to use ipconfig from the command prompt.

Start > Run (search in Win 7) > type ipconfig /release. Then ipconfig /renew. ipconfig ? will show you all the options. Good luck.

Aug 31, 2012 | HP Compaq Presario SR1303WM (PP150AAR) PC...

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my HP laptop lost power (not because of its fault) and now I can not aquire an IP address via either of my wireless cards or the RJ45. Comand prompt inquiry shows 0.0.0... and ipconfig/renew gives an error message. What can I do? Thanks!


Try theses options: ( turn off and on the power of your router / restart your laptop ) - to refresh all. See also if other computer and laptop can connect to the internet thru the same router just to isolate.

1. use your wired connection first ( rj45 ). Unplug and replug both ends of the cable from the router and from your laptop. Restart your computer. Then check if its ok.

2. Try to do a loop back test to check if your network card and the tcp/ip is working properly. To do a loop back test, go to command prompt and just type " ping 127.0.0.1 " and press enter. It should reply and should tell you 0% loss. If there's an error then disable and enable your LAN ( Local Area Connection ).

3. Do " flush dns". Go to command prompt again, then type " ipconfig /flushdns" then press enter.

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Linksyswireless-N WRT120N The ethernet ports dont work when connected to my desktop but works on other pc's or my laptop.


If you can use the same cable and ethernet port to connect to the router with a laptop, or other computers, then you have isolated the problem to your non-connecting computer. Plug in the computer with the connection issue with the same ethernet cable. Next, open up command prompt and type in the command "ping 127.0.0.1". This command checks your NIC card to see if it is working properly (if you get "Reply from 127.0.0.1", then your NIC card is good, but if not, then you need to replace your NIC card.). If your NIC card is good, ping your default gateway (i.e. using a linksys with a default IP, type "ping 192.168.1.1" in command prompt) Your router's private IP Address, which can be found by successfully connecting another pc and, on the connected pc, typing "ipconfig" in command prompt, is also known as the default gateway. If you get 4 "Request timed out.", or "Reply from 169.X.X.X" ("X" being any number), then your network connection settings on your pc are incorrect. To fix these settings, assuming that you have DHCP enabled on both your router and the computer being troubleshooted, use the commands "ipconfig /release" and then "ipconfig /renew" in command prompt. Give the computer a minute or two to allow the computer time to acquire a new IP Address, and the correct configuration from your router. Now your computer should be connecting properly.

Feb 20, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-N WRT150N Router

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I cannot access my LAN from my newly installed Network Adapter.


Check for any firewall that were installed with the new NIC card. Also ensure that you are still on the same network as your printers and other devices. You can check the IP address of your computer by opening a command prompt and typing ipconfig. To open a command prompt click start and then run. Then type cmd. Do this both on your computer that can not see the printer and other devices and from one of the computers that can see the printer. The IP's should be similar. For example they should both start with 192.168.xxx.xxx or 10.xxx.xxx.xxx.

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