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Ethernet adapter registers as ''media disconnected'' even though it

I have just done a complete re-install of Windows XP and SP2. My ethernet connector is connected to my router, but when I type IPCONFIG, it says Media Disconnected.

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Have you installed the router software?

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Bad cable,
wrong cable,
bad connection,
bad router,
router turned off.

Unless you have more than one network adapter in your machine. do an ipconfig /all

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