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Solved Ethernet cord not connecting, no blinking light

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  1. Jaydo45

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    My pc won't connect to to wired, I only have wired I don't have WiFi so I just made this account on my phone but anyways. usually that light will blink when I plug in the cord but it's not so I removed that battery in the motherboard and that didn't work but when I reset my router it went from the red X to the yellow triangle for like one min but the went back to red X
     
  2. lunarlander

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    Replace the ethernet cable and try again.
     
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    A description(brand name, model name, model number, etc.) of your computer and which Windows version it's running would be helpful.

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  4. Jaydo45

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    I tried 2 different cables
     
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    I built it so idk about model name and stuff and I'm running Windows 10 and this never happened before and I went into the device manager and uninstalled the network thing and reset the pc also
     
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  6. lunarlander

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    Try another port on the router, sometimes they go bad.
     
  7. Jaydo45

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    I tried every port already also
     
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    If you confirmed there's nothing wrong with the modem/router ethernet ports or the ethernet cable, the integrated ethernet device in your self-built computer may have gone bad.
    I personally had this happen with 3 of my Dell minitower desktops.
    Each time it happened, I resolved the problem by installing an ethernet card.

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    to get the information about your computer, in the search bar type in system information and press enter. 6 lines down is the System Manufacturer and Model, what is that?

    If it's a branded machine like Dell, HP/Compaq, then in the search bar type cmd and press enter. Then in the black command box, type wmic bios get serialnumber and press enter. It will provide you with the serial number of the machine, which may help us pinpoint your machine.
     
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    1. Remove the power from the router.
    2. Remove the power from the modem.
    3. Remove the cable between the router and the modem.
    4. Attach the computer directly to the modem and power on the modem.

    Can you get on the internet? If so, this tells you there is a problem with the router and not your computer.

    I always like to know if either the computer, the cables, or the router is the problem. Since you already swapped cables, you don't have to go through that again.
     
  11. Jaydo45

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    This is what I was afraid of because I heard it's kinda hard replacing the Ethernet card but when I reset my router while it was plugged into my pc I saw the blinking light in the back and the yellow triangle was shown like it was trying to read it. After like 1 min the blinking stopped and the triangle went back to being the red x
     
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    If you don't want to open the case and install an internal PCIe ethernet card,
    LAN Card.JPG
    you can install an external USB ethernet adapter.
    USB LAN.JPG
     
  13. Jaydo45

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    I did not know they had that I might just get that. Thanksss
     
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    There are numerous brands and models and styles that you can browse through.
    I filtered the USB ethernet adapters at Newegg(where I buy most of my computer parts), starting with the ones with the best rating.
    https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?d=usb ethernet adapter&Order=RATING

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  15. Jaydo45

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    Ok so I got the USB to ether thing but I'm still getting the red X, I reset my router again and the yellow triangle showed up and stayed but when I reset my pc it went back to the red X and no internet. I thought for sure this would work but it didn't
     
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