Solved MSI Z87-G45 Dead Ethernet Port? Tags: MSI Ethernet Card Port Motherboards Last response: December 4, 2013 11:47 AM in Motherboards Share Crantly December 4, 2013 11:28:13 AM First build, the lights around the ethernet port have never been lit. In BIOS, the Board Explorer marks the port as disconnected regardless of whether an ethernet cord is inserted. Windows (8.1) does not detect any connection either. I have updated to the latest BIOS and installed the latest version of the Killer Network Manager. I am not super hardware guy, but from what I've read it smells like a dead port. The usb ports below the ethernet port function properly if that's relevant. Halp More about : msi z87 g45 dead ethernet port Best solution jfreggie2 December 4, 2013 11:39:08 AM Have you tried a different cable? Share Crantly December 4, 2013 11:47:00 AM jfreggie2 said:Have you tried a different cable? Haha this is crazy, so the most convenient alternative ethernet cable has a broken clip; this let me insert it farther past the input/output shield, and we have lights and internet! thank you edit: My problem was not inserting the original cable in all the way. Both cables function. God I'm a noob >.> m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedMSI Z87-G45 ethernet port not working with Windows 8.1? Forum msi z87-g45 Video card and ethernet not recognised by pc. Forum SolvedReplacement for a dead Ethernet Port Forum SolvedUsing router lines as Ethernet port? (Dead ethernet port) Forum SolvedThunderstorm and dead ethernet port. Forum MSI-Z87 G45 ethernet port wont work Forum MSI Z87-GA5 Ethernet port issues Forum How can I tell if my integrated ethernet port is dead? Forum A8N-SLI Deluxe nVidia Ethernet Port dead Forum SolvedI think I've bricked my MSI Z87-G45... Forum SolvedMSI Z87-G45 problems with Samsung ssd on Windows 7 Installation? Forum SolvedASUS Z87-K or MSI Z87-G45 Forum LAN/Ethernet Port on MSI P67A-C43 (B3) possibly broken -- fixes? Forum SolvedHDMI output and VGA output arnt working on my MSI Z87-G45 GAMING motherboard Forum SolvedMSI Z87-G45 Lan/Usb Help needed. Forum SolvedMoBo for 130euros (MSI Z87-G45 GAMING price range) Forum SolvedIs Intel Core i7 4790 compatible with motherboard MSI Z87-G45 GAMING? Forum SolvedAsus Sabertooth Z87 vs MSI Z87-G45 Gaming Forum SolvedMSI z87-g45 memory slot problems Forum SolvedDoes the MSI z87-g45 gaming motherboard need a graphics card?? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !