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I got problem in networking

I have toshiba equium A200-1VO. I got problem in local area networking. Nothing is shown even I connect ethernet cable. Local area network shows that network cable is unplugged. It has Marvell yukon ethernet controller. I called my ISP for help but they told me that i hv problem in network card. But device manager doesnt show any problem. Device status shows that This device is working properly. Due to this problem, it is almost a month i hv not get connected with broadband interne. Thanking you in advance

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It is a general problem for all TOSHIBA laptops. Its pretty hard to detect toshiba's in network. Trying using another driver software after uninstalling the current one.

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