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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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Windows vista crashed. changed bios to load xp. worked. old files on hidden drive. problem is cant connect to internet. driver files on hidden drive. Now what? Try to find driver and load it?


Patricia,

Left-click on Start, then Right-click on My Computer.
Left-click on Properties at the bottom of the list.
Left-click on the Hardware tab.
Left-click on Device Manager.

Once Device Manager has fully loaded left-click on the + sign, next to Network adapters.
What Ethernet chipset are you using? Intel, or Conexant?

http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/Product/dimension-1100

Communications (6)
A) Intel - Driver 9 /5/ 2006
B) Conexant - Driver 10/ 21/ 2005

Network (3)
A) Intel - Driver 12 / 1 / 2005

If you have an Intel chipset suggest you download AND install both Intel driver files listed above.

Burn to a CD disk. Put it in your optical drive of the needed computer. Go to My Computer, and DOUBLE-click on the drive letter, of the optical drive with the CD in it.

DOUBLE-click RIGHT ON the file name.
Follow the instructions of the Installation Wizard.
(Just click on Next, Next, and Finish)

Driver: Small piece of software that allows the Operating System to communicate with a device.

Windows XP is the O/S, the ethernet chipset is the device.

When asked to restart the computer - No.
Turn the computer completely off, then after 1 minute turn it on.
(Hard Start)

Still no?
Ethernet adapter card is shot,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3350631&CatId=200

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Sep 27, 2012 | Dell Dimension B110 PC Desktop

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Format hard drive for HP pentium 4 desktop computer and install Windows Xp sp2 but can not install the ethernet controller for LAN connection to server.Needs driver software for ethernet controller and...


You need to download the LAN driver with a computer that has Internet access and the copy and install the driver on your computer.
You can download the device drivers from the Compaq/HP WEBsupport/download page. Make sure you select your model laptop and the Windowsdrivers you require and install them. Click on this link to download thedrivers: -
http://welcome.hp.com/country/au/en/cs/support.html

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I have installed windows xp sp2 into my hp compaq dx2300 microtower, but i am asked to activate over the internet or call microsoft representative for an istallation ID. the computer is failing to activate...


Check your Ethernet device in device manager option. Click on the "Network adapter" option in device manager. Now re-install with your motherboard installation disc or click on "Update driver" option, it will automatically run and fix your problem.

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I think my network card is bad. My internet / email isn't working on my desktop (although it works fine on my laptop). And the computer is not recognizing anything when I type ipconfig. So, i think i need...


since the network card is built onto the motherboard reinstalling the driver would be the best first option.

HERE is the link to the driver.
Broadcom827.exe - Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet driver Version: 8.27.1.0
Supports: Windows XP
Note: This is the Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet driver for use with the Big Lake, Cortez, and Putton Bay motherboards in Windows XP.

I would try that first.

Apr 14, 2010 | Gateway GX7022E (RBGX7022E) PC Desktop

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My gateway inside my desktop keeps disconnecting from my ethernet can you tell me what I need to do I have a Sony VAIO VGC 310 with window 7 upgrade


This computer's original OS was Windows XP. Check with the Intel Website (www.Intel.com) to see if there is an updated driver for the Ethernet Card and Chipset for the Intel Pro/100 Ethernet Driver for Windows 7. Intel has a utility you can run (follow the instructions) which will detect all your Intel Chipset hardware and provide you with updated driver information. If there is no Windows 7 driver, try using these steps to correct the issue: 1) download the most current ethernet driver from Intel and save to a folder. 2) Once the download is complete, locate the file and right click on it, click on "Properties" 3) select the Compatibility tab and set the options to run the program in Compatibility mode for Windows XP Service Pack 2. 4) A little farther down in the windows, check the box that says "Run as Administrator" 5) apply the settings and close the properties box. 6) double click the the driver file to activate its install. Follow directions and see if this helps your issue. You may need to remove the originial driver files first. To do this, Go to the Device Manager in the control panel from the start menu, Find your Ethernet adapter in the Network Adapters hardware list, right click and select "uninstall" and check the box to remove the driver files, then click okay - then reboot the machine, the run the new driver file you downloaded from Intel in compatibility mode per my previous instructions. If this doesn't solve your issue, I recommend installing a new network card that is compatible with Windows 7. Its an easy install and shouldn't cost you very much . . . less that $25.00 and should take only about 15 minutes to install. Here is a link to Netgear and their Windows 7 compatible hardware Ethernet card for about $19.00. http://www.netgear.com/Products/Adapters/WiredAdapters/FA311.aspx

Your local Wal-Mart or Target will probably have these and other brands in stock.

Hope this helps FixYa! If you find this information helpful, please leave feedback.

Apr 06, 2010 | Gateway GT4016 Desktop PC

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Ethernet on DELL 4550 with TP-link doesn't work


Hi there,

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.

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I had to reinstall windows xp. Now I cannot connect to the internet.


Make sure the driver of the Ethernet Card on your computer is installed. You check it under Device Manager

Right-click My Computer > Properties > Hardware Tab > Device Manager > Network Adapters (click the +). If you see Other Devices with yellow exclamations like Ethernet Controller, that's it. You need to run the Motherboard CD to automatically install the ethernet driver.

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