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Ethernet is not working despite changing cords and updating drivers

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September 1, 2013 12:18:24 AM





I'm on campus dorm. Windows 7. Laptop hp Pavilion m6-1045dx

Wireless works fairly okay with a weak signal in my bedroom.



I've tried updating the driver both through windows and through the manufacturer's site and I have the latest updated version despite both tries.



Ethernet cable Cat-5e, tried this and a Cat-6 and neither worked

September 1, 2013 12:27:06 AM

turn off your wireless, using cmd prompt type "ipconfig /release" followed by "ipconfig /renew" followed by a "ipconfig /flushdns" then retry. if that doesn't work, go to your network and sharing center, right click and hit properties on your ethernet controller and double click internet protocal 4 and make sure that you're set up to automatically grab an ip.
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September 1, 2013 8:23:49 AM

HillBillyAsian said:
turn off your wireless, using cmd prompt type "ipconfig /release" followed by "ipconfig /renew" followed by a "ipconfig /flushdns" then retry. if that doesn't work, go to your network and sharing center, right click and hit properties on your ethernet controller and double click internet protocal 4 and make sure that you're set up to automatically grab an ip.


Thanks for your response. Just did this... This is what I got:


I didn't seem to get any connection

I went to the network and sharing center and it was set up to automatically grab ip.
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September 1, 2013 8:40:48 AM

When I first took the screenshot I could have sworn I did it with the ethernet plugged in. But nevertheless I went back to do it a second time making sure it was plugged in and got the exact same. Curious enough-- I even unplugged the ethernet and made another ipconfig/all prompt and got the exact same as I did with the ethernet plugged in!

This was the last little bit of it that I seem to have forgotten though:


the same is also with the device manager, with the ethernet plugged in or not it gives me the exact same reading....:

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September 1, 2013 11:47:42 AM

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299357
See if resetting your TCP/IP does you any good. Has this problem been persistant since the start of the school year or something that just popped up after the wired connection had been working?
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