When I plug in my ethernet cable to connect my laptop to the internet my network icon tells me that the network cable is unplugged. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the ethernet card from device manager but that doens't seem to fix the problem, I still get the same error message. I checked the Bios but I can't find anywhere to enable or disable hardware in there so Im probably looking in the wrong spot. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Re: Ethernet not seeing network cable when plugged in
- If you have wireless card enabled, disable it to see if it fixes the issue.
- Did you try a different cable that you know works for sure?
-Go to the laptop manufacturer site and download the latest driver, it may help.
-Try a different port on your router (if you have one), if you don't then check to see if the cable is secured.
-reset your modem and router.
-Are you using the correct cable type? make sure it is a straight-throug cable and not a cross-over cable.
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which OS do you have? XP, Vista, 7, etc. you must have a wireless adapter in your PC to use wireless and it must be enabled.
if not wireless, then you must have an ethernet slot with cable(CAT5) inserted from internet modem/router. if you have a laptop then you have wireless available. there is a key on keyboard to turn wireless on. you have to have your Network assigned to the wireless internet provider too. if you have cable(cat5) connected to a modem or router/modem connection, and you see an ethernet icon in your lower right corner window(looks like a little computer display), then you have an ethernet connection. if not then either the cable is bad or the modem/router is not producing a connection to pc. thats alot i know but i have little knowledge about your internet connection on your pc. you have not given that to me to use
I don't know the make. model, of laptop or your OS? Open network connections, is it enabled? Is there a Network Icon in the Tray Notification Area? You really do not need a Disk to connect. Just plug in the ethernet and boot the machine.The computer should ID the connection, if it enabled and working properly. If not open Device Manager , Network Adapters and enable the ethernet adapter.For further assistance respond to post.
Can you plug pick up internet with a different laptop in the same place? If another laptop can plug in with the same ethernet cable and get a signal then you know its "your" laptop and not the cable or the connection, If it is your laptop that is the problem, check to see if your network card is working properly by going into device manager. My guess is you need a new network card.
Plug a different computer into your cable-modem or DSL-modem, to see if that computer can successfully use the modem to access the Internet.
Try a different Ethernet-cable between your modem and your computer, to see if that fixes anything.
Click Control Panel
Click Network Connections
Under the "Local Area Connection" icon, do you see "network cable unplugged", or "disabled" ?
If so, connect the cable, or right-mouse-click on the icon, and choose "enable".
under your network connection in your laptop is the on board ethernet disabled? this seems to happen sometimes or it gets done because people don't like seeing the icon on the lower right by the clock saying network cable unplugged
Ethernet cable means CAT5 or UTP for others or LAN cable. The connection should be LAN port of your computer to LAN1 of your router.
And you can connect also the internet cable usually ethernet cable from your internet provider directly to (ethernet cable)WAN port of your router to get signal from your internet provider.
Also if you get this message, this could also means you still don't set up or configure the router's settings to communicate when your LAN and router. They must see each other to access the router's utility webpage.