A network cable is unplugged
OK, in order to solve this problem, I will need more information:
1) What is your operating system (i.e. Windows XP? Windows Vista?)
2) Is this a laptop or a desktop computer?
3) If it is a laptop, is there a switch on the case that turns on and off the wireless ability? Check your user manual - it might be as simple as turning on the wireless switch.
4) If it is a desktop, what kind of wireless adapter did you install?
I'll be able to help more when I get this information. In the meantime, here are a few things you can do:
First of all, you need to delete all of the duplicate connections from Network Connections. They won't really hurt, but they're not helping either. To delete them, just right-click on them one at a time and choose "delete."
Next, you need to understand what the message "a network cable is unplugged" refers to: this has nothing to do with wireless. If there is no actual hard-wire cable connected to your computer, the port (that's the opening that you plug a network cable into) will tell Windows that it is empty. This results in the message "a network cable is unplugged." You can ignore it, or - if you plan to use this computer with a wireless connection only - you can right-click on the connection in Network Connections and choose "disable." This stops the message from appearing, and can be reversed (enable) at any time.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Jan 04, 2009 |