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Ethernet port on laptop does not detect wire

Local area connection wire unplugged always message shows up on internet connection
wireless works fine. Tried PC card with ethernrt port it worked before and now it stopped

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That message always comes up if you have the driver loaded for the ethernet port but no cable connected to it. If you are not actually using the port, don't worry about it. Everything is fine.

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