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I have a wireless router, my vista laptop is upstairs in my room, my wireless network connection is working. but the "local area connection" says that there is a network cable unplugged. but i have wireless. ?

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Well, the cable is indeed unplugged, because there is no cable - you are not using the wired network connection, called Local Area Connection. Therefore this is a perfectly normal status message of the wired (Ethernet) port.
If the wireless connection is working fine, then that's how it should look, nothing to worry about.

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"local area connection" is the wired connection, which in your case is "unplugged" If you go to control panel and look in connections, you will see that you are connected with the wireless, if you right click on the wireless there is a checkbox to display the status on your toolbar along side of the "Local Area Connection" Hope that clears it up a little

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