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My pc won't read the network cable adapter cord.

My cord is plugged in, my network is running. But for some reason it keeps saying it's unplugged becuse it's firewalled. how do i remove this?

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Next to the plug in is an LED light. If it is not lit then the cord or the network card is bad. a fire wall should not give a cable disconnected message, maybe a limited connectivity message.

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