Question about Dell Inspiron 8100 Notebook
Ethernet runs fine off the MX-01E530 port replicator which has its own ethernet connector, but the laptop shows "cable disconnected" when the cable is plugged into the laptop. Any hints?
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There are a few possibilities but i'll cover 2 of them :
1. There is a program that comes with your DELL that will save battery life by turning off your Network Card (LAN) I forgot what is the program name. But usually when you plug the power cable out, there will be notification at bottom right corner of your screen that told you so.
2. I don't know if your port replicator connected to power adapter (is port replicator = docking ?). The fact that your LAN connected when it's on port replicator make my first conclusion more acceptable. Since port replicator got it's own power adapter, it will just turn the LAN on.
Now if you want to check if thats the cause, just plug your notebook to it's power adapter/charger and plug your LAN Cable in. If it works than the problem is the nasty program from DELL.
If you want to disable the program just go to Startup Tab at msconfig and disable (clear the check mark) for that nasty program
Hope it helps
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