Ethernet port doesn't read ethernet cable?

Hello, ever since a couple of days ago I recently updated my graphics card and installed it's driver so it forced me to reboot my computer (desktop). When I turned it on, it couldn't read my Ethernet cable. My ethernet port is connected to my motherboard, although I do have a network adapter for my WIFI. I'm not sure if installing drivers/updating graphics cards have anything related to the ports because I have no knowledge in this field so I'm so lost at the moment. Bare in mind, whenever I put in my Ethernet cable back into the port, the port flashes as if it reads the cable, but nothing is coming up on the actual computer :(

Edit: I cleaned the back of the computer just a bit using my vacuum, and I just came across something and it said something about electrical discharge... might have something to do with it I assume?
Alex
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More about ethernet port read ethernet cable
  1. Try uninstalling and reinstalling your lan drivers.

    It is always possible you may have sent static discharge through your ethernet port.

    Try plugging that cable into another device like a laptop
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