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    "A network card is unplugged" - Errr NO

    It really hasnt been my day, after finally getting everything plugged in and set up on a new PC I just tried getting internet enabled. No matter what happens I get a 'A network cable is unplugged' message in the tray.

    What I have tried so far:

    I have tried unplugging a cable from back of my PC and straight into new one in case the cable/router was dodgy. Still saying network cable unplugged and no lights on either router or LAN port.

    I have tried installing another network card and doing exactly the same with that, in case the network port on the motherboard was dodgy. Still saying Network cable unplugged and there are no lights on either device.

    I am running Windows XP. Both devices appear to be fully installed in the Device manager page. The drivers for both devices have come straight off their respective disks.

    Am I missing something here?

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    Re: "A network card is unplugged" - Errr NO

    No lights at all on the router? Even if its not connecting there should usually be some.... which model is it?

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    Re: "A network card is unplugged" - Errr NO

    Does the motherboard have two ethernet ports? Does the port light up with the cable in? I take it you have no internet right? And you've tried a different cable as well?
    Last edited by kungpo; 18-12-2007 at 08:35 PM.

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    Re: "A network card is unplugged" - Errr NO

    Different cable, different port, tried different IRQs for each network port. There is only one port on the motherboard but I have added another network card to investigate the problem further. Have tried removing Windows networking and reinstalling it....

    No lights on the router/switch/motherboard port/network card at all, with/without cable, in BIOS/Windows...

    Very strange

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    Re: "A network card is unplugged" - Errr NO

    Pah - who needs the internet anyway. It's a waste of goddamn time Honestly, I should be working right now, but instead I'm wasting both your and my time writing this totally pointless message.

    No lights on the router though... how can you tell it's on?

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    Re: "A network card is unplugged" - Errr NO

    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz View Post
    No lights on the router though... how can you tell it's on?

    Hehe, I meant no light for a network cable attached to a specific port, the same goes for the motherboard. Both devices work fine apart from the lack of networking on the PC. All other PCs work fine, even when using the same cable.

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    Re: "A network card is unplugged" - Errr NO

    It may well be a networking service isnt correctly installed or configured. What version of windows are you using?

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    Re: "A network card is unplugged" - Errr NO

    Go to: Start > My Network Places > View network connections (left side menu)

    Check you have a 'Local Area Network' connection listed in there. You should be able to see which network connection is giving you the 'Network cable unplugged' error from here was well.
    Last edited by Mblaster; 18-12-2007 at 09:24 PM.

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    Re: "A network card is unplugged" - Errr NO

    Just a thought: go in to Device Manager, look for any Network Adapters with a yellow question mark or red cross and see if they're disabled or faulty.
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    Re: "A network card is unplugged" - Errr NO

    As I said in my first post, there were no question marks/exclamation marks in the device manager page.

    I have a new motherboard coming tomorrow (technically today I guess) and Im pretty certain that will cure my problems.

    Very bizarre problem indeed, never mind.

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    Re: "A network card is unplugged" - Errr NO

    Bizarrely (though thankfully) all is now well with the motherboard and networking. All I can guess is that the PCI network card had also died somehow between working in a previous computer and this one....

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    Re: "A network card is unplugged" - Errr NO

    Why aren't you using the onboard Gigabit LAN? You were probably getting an IRQ conflict using a legacy PCI card.

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    Re: "A network card is unplugged" - Errr NO

    That was the whole point behind this entire thread! Because the on-board LAN wouldn't work, hence I tried another PCI card (which by a tiny chance was also dodgy).

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    Re: "A network card is unplugged" - Errr NO

    Glad it's fixed, i have been in a few situations like that before....

    Send back motherboard, get new one (was faulty) find ram is also faulty... bleh

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