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Computer says that a network cable is disconnected

This message displayed after a lighning strike hit our house. All lights on the router are on except for the Ethernet one. Tried another Ethernet cord but it did not solve the problem.

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This could either be the router or the computers network card. Both can be blown by lightening strikes / storms. If you have a laptop or another computer try connecting this, or asking a friend to try there laptop - this will tell you if it is the router or the network card.
Either way - a new router is £10 and a new network card is also about £10 off eBay.

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My internet keeps disconnecting, never had this before, the internet disconnects, i restart the router manually and internet is back up for about 5-10 minutes and it disconnects again. Everytime i look...


Hi,

There could be a couple of causes for this issue. Your internet could be degraded when it gets to your house causing disconnects. You will have to contact your Internet Service Provider in order to have them resolve this issue. Normally, they will replace splitters and may even replace lines outside of your house. You could also be having problems with the modem directly. The may replace this. You could also try to upgrade the software on it. Click here for the update page for Arris.

Typically, I recommend you unplug the router, plug the computer directly in the modem and see if you still have the problem. If you still have the problem then you know it is just the modem. If the problem resolves itself then you know the most likely culprit is the router.

I would also recommend that you update your router firmware as well. Do a google search for the brand name of the router and go to the companies website, look in the support/downloads section for updated software.
--If possible, try a different Ethernet port on your router. You may have a bad port.
--Take out and reinsert all Ethernet cables on your network. Loose cables can cause disconnects.
--If possible, replace the Ethernet cables. Bad cables can cause this.

Lastly, you could be having an issue with the Network card(NIC) on your computer. Network cards are either built into the modem or external(a card you insert into the motherboard). Using the process of elimination and the steps above, you can hopefully narrow down the problem to one specific component of your network.


Let me know if you have any questions.
Regards,
G33k

May 16, 2011 | Arris Touchstone 450a (CM450) Modem

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Internet keeps disconnecting - Internet disconnect


Having intermittent internet disconnects? There could be a couple of causes for this issue. Your internet could be degraded when it gets to your house causing disconnects. You will have to contact your Internet Service Provider in order to have them resolve this issue. Normally, they will replace splitters and may even replace lines outside of your house. You could also be having problems with the modem directly. The may replace this. If you have a modem that you bought that was not provided by your ISP, you can try to update the firmware on the modem.

If using a modem
I recommend you unplug the router, plug the computer directly in the modem and see if you still have the problem. If you still have the problem then you know it is just the modem. If the problem resolves itself then you know the most likely culprit is the router.

I would also recommend that you update your router firmware as well. Do a google search for the brand name of the router and go to the companies website, look in the support/downloads section for updated software.
--If possible, try a different Ethernet port on your router. You may have a bad port.
--Take out and reinsert all Ethernet cables on your network. Loose cables can cause disconnects.
--If possible, replace the Ethernet cables. Bad cables can cause this.

Lastly, you could be having an issue with the Network card(NIC) on your computer. Network cards are either built into the modem or external(a card you insert into the motherboard). Using the process of elimination and the steps above, you can hopefully narrow down the problem to one specific component of your network.

Regards,
G33k






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on Jun 14, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Wired adapter or NIC Local Area connection if says "Network cable unplugged" or if in the command prompt if you type "ipconfig" and if you come agross an error message "Media state media disconnected" then it means there is some problem with a physical device or connections

Solutions: 1. Try with a different port on the switch or the router. It could be the fault with the Router/Switch port 2. Try a different Ethernet cable. It could be the fault with the Ethernet cable 3. Try with a different NIC or a different computer. It could be the fault with the NIC

Wireless adapter or NIC
Wireless network connection if says "Network cable unplugged" or if in the command prompt if you type "ipconfig" and if you come agross an error message "Media state media disconnected" then it means there is some problem with a some device issue or the wireless settings
Solutions:
1. Try scanning for wireless network and reconnect 2. Remove the profile or preferred networks from its list 3. Check and make sure the SSID and the Security KEY are correct 4. Restart the computer 5. Try with different security types like WEP,WPA or WPA26. Check if the MAC filter on Router/Access point is enabled

on Aug 21, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How Can One Cable Modem Work With Two Wireless Routers? By Terry Stockdale Leave a Comment In How to Fry a Wireless Router or Two, I wrote about my brother's experience frying a pair of wireless modems in a lightning storm. Last week, I talked about what had happened, why it happened, and what he could do to prevent the problem in the future (this was the third set of routers, plus he lost a computer motherboard in that storm).
This week, we'll look at his network layout, and why he could not get the network to set up properly.
To summarize the situation, he has an office an a shop, with computers on his network in both locations. Some connect via wired connections (Ethernet), while others use wireless connections. His Internet cable comes into the office first.
In the past, he first used Linksys wireless routers. Then DLinks. This time, he chose Belkin wireless routers.
The incoming cable (standard cable-company RG6 coaxial cable) connects to the cable modem.
Then, the cable modem connects to the WAN (wide area network "Internet") connection on the router.
The local wired ports on the router provide connections for two wired computers. Notebooks connect via wireless connections. Finally, one wired connection on the router is used to connect an Ethernet cable that runs 250 feed to the office from the shop.
That cable was the lightning problem, as it runs outside in a conduit just a little bit underground. Effectively, he's got a 250 foot antenna looking for the electromagnetic pulse from a lightning strike. Most of us don't worry about that because our equipment is so well grounded in the house, plus the Ethernet cables we use are much shorter lines. Even if we have underground cable company lines running from their switch boxes to our houses, those lines are usually only exposed about 40 to 50 feet before they enter the dwellings.
Back to the situation. When he hooked up his replacement routers, the router at the shop immediately worked. Not so, on the router in the office. The Ethernet light and the Activity light just poounded away, blinking and blinking rapidly. But, nothing connecting to the router could get to the Internet.
If they connected a computer directly to the Ethernet cable in the office, without running it into the router first, it worked just fine. But, with the router in place, it didn't work.
The problem was the way he connected the two routers. The problem is that there is no Out Of The Box connection that will work reliably. At least one thing, usually two, has/have to be tweaked one way or another.
As one might guess, the easiest way to connect would be to connect one router's WAN connector to the cable modem, using Ethernet cable, and then use Ethernet cable to connect one of the Local Area Network (LAN) connectors on that router ot the WAN router on the other computer.
There is a problem with this setup, but it's easily solved. First, if you're using identical wireless routers, as he was, the wireless routers are both trying to use the same IP Address range and subnet mask for their local area networks.
That works fine for the first router, which is connected to cable modem. On the cable modem side, it gets an IP address on the Internet Service Provider's network - often an actual Internet address and not just a private network address. On the local area network, it assigns the IP address range specified in its setup menu. This often varies by manufacturer. In the case of Linksys, this is 192.168.1.x. In the case of the Belkin routers he bought, it was 192.168.2.x.
The problem occurs at the second router. On it's WAN side, it sees a 192.168.2.x network - but it's default setting tells it to give 192.168.2.x addresses on it's local area network side, too. In other words - it's confused. It doesn't know where to find the Internet because both networks are assigned the same addresses.
The solution was to disconnect the second router's WAN/Internet cable, connect to it via a wired computer, and tell the second router to use a different IP address range. We chose 192.168.3.x.
We hooked up the Ethernet cable to the Internet/WAN side of the router again. The router started working fine, normal light blinks for activity, no more confusion. The computers could get to the Internet just fine.
Problem solved.
That solved the Internet connection problem. However, no computers in the office would be able to share files or printers with the shop, nor would computers in the shop be able to share with the office. That was both acceptable and intended, in this case.
It could be done; however, that would require a different configuration on the routers and connections.

Jan 05, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I have been using the Belkin Wireless G Plus router for days. All of a sudden it says a network cable is unplugged. Advice please!!


Check the connection between the computer and the router.
If your computer is connected to the router with the cable then make sure that there is no loose connection.
If your computer is connected to port 1 on the router then you will see the light on port 1.
If the light is not lit up then try another cable.

If your computer is not connected and you are using it wireless, then do no worry about this message. This message is for the wired connection.
Make sure that your computer is connected to the wireless network. Go to network connection, you will find wireless network connection. check the status of the connection.

Click here for more information about router and networking

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1. Restart Modem
2. Double check all plugs, make sure they are firmly in
3. Double check any password or proxy settings and see that they're correct
4. Make sure Wireless is enabled

- If a laptop, make sure the Wireless button is on and the light for it is blinking or making some show of it self.

If it's a desktop, check the internet connections in your networking control panel. Make sure it isn't disabled.

Also I recommend renewing your IP & refreshing the connection.

Last resort to reset modem, find the little button on the modem (usually you have to use a pen/pencil as it's in a little hole) and hold it for 15 seconds.

If still nothing contact your ISP, or talk to your local computer shop. If you've covered everything I've suggested, then it the ISP or professional needs to look at it.

I hope I've been of some assistance!

Good luck!

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Keep getting message that cable has been disconnected..


First off, you need to update Windows.Go to where your modem is, unplug the ethernet cable from the router and connect direct to your computer, and run Windows update. You may have to reboot several times before all the updates have been implemented.

Then, the flag message you have been getting "cable disconnected" indicates to me that the flag is coming from the internal network card of your computer, not the wireless client in the computer. You need to make sure the wireless client is setup properly to see the router.

Do you know if security has been setup on the router? If so, we will need to walk down that road to get it set up on your laptop.

But first things first. Get the computer updated, and reply back answers tot he above, as well as what Operating System,s you are running.

Feb 04, 2009 | 2wire Computers & Internet

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When i disconnect the blue cable from my notebook I cannot connect with the internet. This is the only computer I am putting on to thr network. All of my other connedctions are done properly. I have a...


You need to configure the wireless connection. Right-click the wireless connection icon on the system tray, select View Available Wireless Network, choose the name of your signal and hit connect. You can now go online wirelessly.

Jan 12, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54GS Router...

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Wireless connection


Was there any power outages, or anything that would make the modem and router turn off and then back on?

Try this:



Do this:
(in this order)
  1. Turn off the router.
  2. Turn off the modem.
  3. take out all the Ethernet cords from the router, EXCEPT the one coming from the modem
  4. Now turn the modem on.
  5. Wait for the lights, then wait about another minute for it to settle.
  6. Turn on the router, make sure the Internet,Lan,Wlan,etc lights are on and functional if it doesn't display a light let me know.
  7. Now depending on what your wireless network (SSID) is called try to connect to it. Go to Start>Network>Click Network And Sharing Center at the top>on the left select Manage Wireless Networks>now click add, if your network is already on the list shown select it and click remove otherwise click "Add" click "add network in reange of this computer" select your network name and click connect.

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