Ethernet connection difficulty

I'm having problems with Windows detecting my ethernet connection. The Ethernet cable is a hardline; connecting directly into the motherboard's on-board network adapter.

Basically, in the past the ethernet on this desktop would go out spontaneously. Sometimes it would automatically reconnect. Othertimes I would have to removed the cable from the port for it to be recognized. Perhaps even hardboot the router. A hassle but a quickfix nonetheless.

However, this most recent time hasnt been that successfuly. I tried all the above solutions that had previously worked. Although this time nothing is working. The ethernet cable head is a solid amber/orange. Whereas earlier there was also a green led. And the connection is not being recognized by the computer. But the network/Internet is working fine for the many other computers connected to it. I really dont know how to proceed from here. ANy help would be appreciated. Thank you
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  1. Turn your router off, unplug it, leave it alone for five minutes, plug everything back in, and restart the router.

    It won't work forever, but it'll work for now. Most likely what's happening is a problem with the router - a lot of them like to overheat, for example.
  2. DarkSable said:
    Turn your router off, unplug it, leave it alone for five minutes, plug everything back in, and restart the router.

    It won't work forever, but it'll work for now. Most likely what's happening is a problem with the router - a lot of them like to overheat, for example.


    Didn't really seem to have any effect. Although, instead of not displaying any kind of error. Windows has recognized a problem with the Ethernet. Or so it claims. There's a "yellow exclamation" sign and it's viewing the network as Unidentified.
  3. Bad ethernet cord from the looks of it
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