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"..a network cable is unplugged"


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#1 zimmer46

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 02:26 PM

Hi,

Time to call on the good peeps at Bleeping Computer again.

One of my home PC’s is playing up.

Spec :-
Asustek P5B motherboard
2 Gb RAM
Core 2 Duo E6600 CPU
Windows XP Home

This PC has been running without problems for about 4 years and is used almost exclusively for online gaming by my other half. This evening when powered up the icon tray had the Network icon showing “a network cable is unplugged”.

So far I have tried :-

Checking all cables
Changing cables to one that I know works on another PC.
Cabling direct into the router
Reinstalling the motherboards onboard LAN drivers.

Still no connection.

Disabled motherboard onboard LAN in the BIOS and installed a working network card.
When I plug in the cables I can see the green lights illuminate on the NIC and also on the router, so it is physically connected. Device Manager reports device is working normally.
I have tried assigning an IP address and also allowed the router to assign one.

Still get notification in icon tray that “ a network cable is disconnected” and no internet or network connection.


At first I thought the onboard LAN controller had gone phut!!, but with the same problem occurring with a working NIC, I’m at a loss.

All advice appreciated.

Thanks
Andrew

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 07:41 PM

Disable the onboard NIC...in the BIOS.

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 03:02 AM

...Disabled motherboard onboard LAN in the BIOS and installed a working network card.



Already tried that Louis.

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 04:39 AM

Seem to have resolved it.

Tried three different ethernet cables, all of which came from working LAN connections elsehwere on the network. Two didn't work, but the third did :thumbsup:
Bit of a puzzler :flowers:


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Posted 25 June 2009 - 02:31 PM

Glad you solved it, happy computing :thumbsup:.

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