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Have a Dell Dimension 4600 series computer. I have made numerous attempts to connect to the internet however shows "network cable unplugged" Checked cable for connection-connected. I did disconnect and reconnectyed the cable. Same message appears. I go to repair and a window appears and states "failed to query tcp/ip settings. Isp person came to the house today checked it out and said that I probably need to replace the ethernet card as the incoming service the the computer is ok. exactly which ethernet card do I need for this computer as I'am not at all familar with ethernet cards?

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Check the cable by trying another one if you have not already done so. Before you buy a new ethernet card try downloading the driver for the ethernet card you now have and see if that solves the problem. Go to http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=&impid=&SystemID=DIM_P4_4600 If not then any Ethernet 10/100 PCI card should work fine in your Dell.

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