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network cable unplugged after TV install

By markysharky ·
After I installed a 'Hauppauge' TV card in XP, the icon in the systray displayed the network icon that said, 'Network Cable Unplugged'. Since that point I am not able to obtain an internet connection. I have uninstalled the TV card but that did not solve the problem. i then unistalled the onboard NIC and let it reinstall upon reboot but this did not solve the problem either. I am supecting that the McAfee Virus and/or Firewall are not allowing another connection, but I am not conclusive on this. Any suggestions towards a solution would be greatly appreciated.

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by Kumaran In reply to network cable unplugged a ...

I suspect that the cables are loosened out of the RJ45 socket. Check the connections and ofcourse the cable. You may also try to change the cable and see if that works.

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by mwc In reply to network cable unplugged a ...

I would start with the NIC. Ping the loopback 127.0.0.1. This will tell you if the NIC is installed correctly. If that works ping you own IP then maybe your gateway. You need to find out where the problem is first.

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by w2ktechman In reply to network cable unplugged a ...

I would look at the cable first. Unplug it and look for debris on the connectors. Then plug it back in. If you have DSL or Cable, reset the dsl/cable modem.
If that doesnt work, uninstall the NIC, reboot, reinstall the NIC. Check the loopback (ping 127.0.0.1).
Also try pinging the gateway
Run IPCONFIG /all and see if you get an autoconfiguration IP or a DHCP IP.

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by julioairizar In reply to network cable unplugged a ...

Hi!.
I am not giving you a solution. Just want to know if your find some to your problem and what was it. Because I have a similar problem with laptop, where the network connection swicht from plugged to unplugged all the time. Once happen something like that to me, but with a desktop PC and changing the cables resolve the problem, but not this time. In others forums people tell me that the NIC is bad and had to change, but I am not convinced jet. That why I asking you about your problem, maybe your solution help me too.
Thanks!

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