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Network cable unplugged

By sschilbe ·
I can not get a laptop to recognize the network cable that is plugged into the nic. I have uninstalled, reinstalled the nic, no firewalls, nor anti-virus is running. I have used 3 different cat5 cables, cleaned (as well as possible) the connection on the nic. The nic is showing in the device manager as working properly. The machine detects and automatically re-installs drivers for the nic when i uninstall it. I can connect to a dsl modem using usb, but plan to connect this laptop to a router. The nic was working at one point on Saturday morning. Unplugged it, switched wires around connecting the router and the machine hasn't recognized the cable being connected since. Thanks for any ideas you guys may have!

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by wstauffacher In reply to Network cable unplugged

When I have received this message on laptops or desktops on our network the first thing I check is the IP address and if I am receiveing a 169 or 192 address I run the winsockxpfix.exe and then reboot and this fixes the problem.

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Thanks for all the help guys and gals. No matter what I did, I couldn't get that nic to work. (Short of re-installing windows). Instead I bought a usb2 ethernet jack, installed the drivers, connected, and poof, no problems. More than one way to skin a rabbit. :)

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