Dell desktop running Win7 connected to fiber optic router via ethernet cable. Error message appeared after a reboot after a power outage.
1. I have tried different ports and different ethernet cables in case it is a physical malfunction.
2. Other devices are connecting to the router via WiFi with no problem.
3. I have tried rebooting the PC and the router.
4. Under Control Panel / Network Connections, I have three boxes:
(a) Broadband connection, Disconnected, WAN Miniport (PPPOE) (green checkmark)
( Local Area Connection, unidentified network, Intel ® 82567LF-2 Gigabit Network Connection
© Local Area Connection 2, Network cable unplugged, TAP-Windows Adapter V9
For ( and ©, IPv4 properties have "Obtain DNS server address automatically" bubbled in.
For ( and ©, ipconfig /all screenshot shows: DHCP enabled for both
For ©, ipconfig /all shows Media State: Media disconnected
Please advise, or request additional information.