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#1 jmeadows

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 11:17 AM

I have a lenovo g560 and noticed the wired network adapter is not accessible in the control panel. It shows up in the device manager, but I can't modify the ip settings, because it simply isn't there. wth? The wireless is working fine.



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#2 sflatechguy

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 04:09 PM

So when you go to Network and Sharing Center, and click on Change Adapter Settings in the left panel, there's nothing there?



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Posted 14 August 2013 - 03:05 PM

the wifi adapter is there but not the wired. it is enabled in the bios. nothing in device manager either


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Posted 14 August 2013 - 03:51 PM

In device manager, is there a yellow or a red icon over the network adapter? Yellow means there are issues with the device or the drivers; red means it is uninstalled.

Try to update the drivers for it by right clicking on it in device manager. And if that doesn't do anything, try right clicking it in device manager,disable it, then reenable it.

Hope that helps.


Edited by sflatechguy, 14 August 2013 - 04:05 PM.


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 09:24 AM

Thanks, but I don't see it listed in the device manager



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 12:00 PM

You said initially it was visible in device manager. And it is enabled in the BIOS? You can try going to device manager, View, Show hidden devices and see if it turns up there. You can also go to the Control Panel, search for hardware in the search bar in the upper right, and click on Troubleshooting. This will launch the Hardware and Device troubleshooter.

If that doesn't fix it, you may have to buy a USB to Ethernet adapter for your laptop. Because the network adapter is attached to the motherboard, there's no way to replace it, and it sounds like the one on your laptop is now defective. Hopefully the troubleshooter can fix whatever is wrong with it.






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