Ethernet adaptor and Local Area Connection 2 cable unplugged
My Dell Inspiron 1150 was purchased 2 years ago. Lately it has started flashing a "Local Area connection 2 - a network cable is unplugged" message every minute on the bottom right-hand-corner of the screen. I have replaced the ethernet cable, got the Cable modem checked, done troubleshooting with the Internet company and Dell and nothing works! I read somewhere that the ethernet card in the laptop is probably the cause (as I have tried everything else and it didn't help). I bought a new card from the Dell site.
My question - does anyone have instructions on how to install the card in the laptop?
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simple there might be settings problem . go to the network places icon in start bar and do a right click then choose Diagnose and repair..then it will works but if it says that there is a device problem then might be your router is not working correctly
XP tags "Local Area Connection #" with your Network Adapter. If you have a built-in LAN, it will take Local Area Conn 1" and when you disabled it and plugged in a new network adapter, it will be named Local Area Conn 2 and so on in that pattern. Your Local Area Connection will only be back when you plug the original Network adapter that XP tagged as Local Area Connection. It is not "variable" where you can choose how to name it.
"It also says under Network Connections that the Realtek card is my Local Area Connection and it has a network cable unplugged. " that's for your wired connection so don't worry about it...
Here's a couple of things to check, make sure your wireless switch is in the on position on your laptop...go to "My Networks" and click "new connection" and follow wizard for home and small office wireless>>have you had to input your WAP Key yet? it will not connect unless WAP key is input..let me know and we'll take it from there...good luck
pinging 127.0.0.1 just tells you that your network card is operational and reacheable by your system.
I have a couple of suggestions - check them out and let me know what you found out.
Go to Network Connections / Local Area Connection / General Tab / Properties / Internet Protocol (TCPIP) (from the list)/ Properties. Are all settings set to "Obtain automatacally..."?
Is your operating system Windows XP Home or Professional (with Service Pack 2 installed)?
Have you installed the AirPort Utility software that came on the CD? (Check Start > All Programs > AirPort)
You have to have the software installed in order to setup the router.
What is your internet connection: Cable or DSL?
Take a look at this document "Designing AirPort Networks" which is also on the CD that came with the device. If you don't have it, here is the download (link). Go to page 25 and follow the instructions for PPPoE (if you have DSL service) or DHCP (if you have cable service).
Let me know how that works for you and if you have any more questions, just come back here and leave a comment - I'm happy to look further into that if this did not work for you.
try taking out the memory.you can have the instructions by going to this link---http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins1150/sm/upgrades.htm#1105389.Incase that does not work than i would suggest to get the motherboard replaced.You can contact the tech support incase you have the warranties and get it replaced