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Computer not detecting internet/Ethernet cable

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August 11, 2013 3:08:44 PM

So after restarting my computer it no longer wants to connect to the internet and in addition does not detect my Ethernet cable. I tested the Ethernet cable on my laptop and it works fine, so its not the cable, to double check I even tried a second cable on my desktop and had no luck either. Any advice on getting my internet back up and running would be of great help. In addition for what it is worth I am using windows 7 64bit.
August 11, 2013 7:52:29 PM

have you tried to uninstall and then reinstall the driver for the network card?
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August 11, 2013 8:13:02 PM

Yes I have tried that, along with many other commands, and resetting the BIOS. What I have noticed is that the light on my port does not light up, but when I check in the device manager the device manage the adapters seem to be working, and when I ping it, it works as well.

EDIT- It's begging to appear that a thunderstorm may have fried my Ethernet port, I'm going to buy a new PCI Ethernet card and see if that works.
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August 13, 2013 11:48:58 AM

It was indeed a faulty ethernet port, apparently shorted out by a thunderstorm. Bought and installed a new PCI-E ethernet card and all is working.
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