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IPCONFIG says MEDIA DISCONNECTED

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  1. aak1996

    aak1996 Thread Starter

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    Hey guys,

    When I type IPCONFIG i keep getting MEDIA DISCONNECTED. Every time I connect to the internet it tells me "not connected". and I can't access the internet.

    I typed IPCONFIG/ALL and got this:

    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner.________>ipconfig/all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : ________
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Eth
    ernet NIC
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-13-D3-B6-64-66

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Instant Wireless USB Network Adapter
    ver.2.6 #2
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0C-41-0F-05-A1


    Thanks for your help
     
  2. Xorc1st

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    I don't mean to state the obvious...but if you're using an ethernet, plug it in and make sure the link lights come on.

    If it's wireless, make sure your adapter is turned on and you can view wireless networks.
     
  3. aak1996

    aak1996 Thread Starter

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    It's plugged in and the light is turned on and the Internet still says its not connected
     
  4. Xorc1st

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    Ok so im asuming you're using ethernet.

    So link light is on and it still says media disconnected? I would try unistalling your ethernet driver and then restart your computer. It'll auto-install it on startup.
     
  5. aak1996

    aak1996 Thread Starter

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    Tried that, it's still not working
     
  6. aak1996

    aak1996 Thread Starter

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    Under local area connection it says "Network cable unplugged, Firewalled" what does that mean?
     
  7. TerryNet

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    "Network cable unplugged" and "Media disconnected" mean the same thing--that the cable or NIC is probably defective.
     
  8. aak1996

    aak1996 Thread Starter

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    What do you mean by "NIC is probably defective"?
     
  9. TerryNet

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    I mean nothing when you take it out of context. I said, "the cable or NIC is probably defective."
     
  10. aak1996

    aak1996 Thread Starter

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    So what should I do?
     
  11. TerryNet

    TerryNet Terry Moderator

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    First, determine if it is a defective cable--test it with another computer or try a different one.

    Second, if it's not the cable, try a different ethernet adapter.
     
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