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Ethernet cable not registering

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  • Ethernet Card
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July 19, 2014 7:42:38 AM

Last night I got home and my PC was in sleep mode so I woke it up and noticed my internet wasn't connected. After looking around I saw all my other Wi-Fi and wired devices worked except my PC. The computer is saying no Ethernet cable is connected even though it is clearly plugged in. I did a system restore to a few days earlier and it didn't help. Any ideas?

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July 19, 2014 3:09:38 PM

Since my original post I tried changing the cable and it lights up green when I have both the Ethernet cables I tried plugged in. I also tried reinstalling the drivers with no results. I was very disappointed to find out my mobo manufacturer (biostar) has no customer service phone number so I can't call them. Idk what else it could be?
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July 19, 2014 7:39:44 PM

It is possible that the LAN adapter has failed. You say you tried to install the LAN driver? What did the installation pgm report?
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July 20, 2014 9:14:48 AM

I first tried to repair the driver without any luck then I uninstalled it and did a fresh install and both times it went through like normal bit it still said network cable unplugged. I guess the main thing I was wondering is if the Ethernet port can all together fail?

My other question would be what are my other options? I was thinking of a Wi-Fi card but would prefer a wired connection so are the any external ports or USB Ethernet ports
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July 20, 2014 11:52:03 AM

I didn't follow the grammar of your last sentence. If you are asking for advice for an internal LAN card, let me know what slots are free. If you would like a temporary/permanent work-around, I have used this on several builds and found it to be the best USB WiFi adapter for the money: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Its 8 foot extention cable allows it to be positioned for best signal strength. If you have an N-Band router, it will keep up with a wired connection.
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July 21, 2014 6:17:39 AM

Sorry about the grammer and spelling I am having to use my cell phone to type this since my PC won't connect and my auto correct is bad sometimes. I tried everything I can think of to get the Ethernet port to work with no luck so I went online and found a pci Ethernet card for $9.00 and ordered it. I noticed in the reviews for the Ethernet card must people said they used it for replacing their onboard nic (I'm guessing that's the Ethernet port) so I have high hopes. I would still appreciate any suggestions on how to fix it without taking up 1 of my 2 available pci slots.
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July 21, 2014 10:31:27 AM

It appears unfixable, from our discussion. It's a chip on the MB. Short of a new MB, the work-around you are doing is probably the best you can do if you want to saty with Ethernet.
(yes, NIC is Network Interface Controller. Also sometimes called a network interface card, network adapter, LAN adapter...)
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July 21, 2014 1:09:43 PM

clutchc said:
It appears unfixable, from our discussion. It's a chip on the MB. Short of a new MB, the work-around you are doing is probably the best you can do if you want to saty with Ethernet.
(yes, NIC is Network Interface Controller. Also sometimes called a network interface card, network adapter, LAN adapter...)


After reading your reply earlier I remembered I bought a cheap Linksys USB wifi adapter a few years ago and after a lot of hassle going to 3rd party sites because Linksys apparently doesn't support their own products, I managed to get it working. I get half my internet speed but at least I can stop my internet withdraw until tomorrow when I get the card. Thank you for taking the time to help.
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