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local area connection unplugged? but it is


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#1 deaths soul

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Posted 28 August 2005 - 11:20 PM

I plug in my ethernet cable and it still says that it is unplugged. I dont know why this happened everything was fine until i shut down my comp for a few hours. I have checked different cables so i know its not that. Checked for updated drivers not that either, if anyone knows please tell me. Thanks, Josh

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 12:30 AM

I have had it happen twice where it turned out to be the NIC went bad. No reason it just did. Since '98 when I got Cable HSI. If you have a NIC laying around try it.
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Posted 29 August 2005 - 03:55 PM

Ok sometimes i will plug in the ethernet cable to my NIC and it starts to aquire the address like it normally did but like after 3 secs it just says network cable unplugged, but it isnt unplugged. I dont know what to do.

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 04:52 PM

Ok i figured out the problem, the pins in my nic card must not be getting a good connection with the pins in my cables, because when i press down on the cable it works fine and gets connected right away, but when i let go it losses the connection again, when i look at the nic card pins they look fine and not bent or dirty, any suggestions?

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 08:56 PM

anyone???

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 09:03 PM

Replace the NIC or the cable, there is very little money involved here. Just my 2 cents.

One more thing, please be patient the help here is offered free of charge and no one here receives any compensation of any kind. I can only speak for myself but I have a full time job & a family & a real life. I help here in my spare time. :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 09:04 PM

There really isn't any fix for this other then installing a new card or cable.
I would say that replacing the cable would be what I would try first. I have noticed the cheaper cables purchased now days the male connector doesn't fit tight. Try a new cable or maybe you can get by with turning the cable around.

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 09:05 PM

i did replace the cable and i am on a laptop

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 09:09 PM

i did replace the cable and i am on a laptop

Does your laptop have a PCMCIA slot? If so go get a PCMCIA NIC and slap it in the slot.


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Posted 30 August 2005 - 11:27 AM

Is there any way i can make so the cable and NIC get a better connection then having to press down on the cable? It seems the cable is to loose in the NIC but it was fine a day or so ago, i dont know how this could of happened.

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Posted 30 August 2005 - 03:27 PM

If you can't afford a new NIC you could jam a tooth pick in it to tighten it up. The redneck engineer, duct tape, bailing wire, and super glue. :thumbsup:
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