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Network Cable Unplugged

Discussion in 'Networking' started by MacAn McVan, Feb 1, 2003.

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  1. MacAn McVan

    MacAn McVan Thread Starter

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    That's the status showing in Network Connections for the old and the new Ethernet cards in my computer. It's definately plugged in.

    I'm just installing for a dsl connection with SBCyahoo. Had trouble this afternoon, called them for tech support and she said seems you've got a bad card, call your manufacturer or get a new card.

    So, I got a new card. Same error message. I'm thinking bad cable?

    The modem shows green lights for pwr, dsl and enet, so it seems to think it's connected. Is this a windows issue? I'm running XP on a Medion.

    Help would be really appreciated

    Annette
    The Canadian in Lodi, California
     
  2. Anthony2816

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    Even before I read past the first line of your message, "bad cable" entered my mind, too. The title of this thread is exactly the error message I can duplicate by simply unplugging a network cable.

    Do you have access to another cable?
     
  3. MacAn McVan

    MacAn McVan Thread Starter

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    Thanks for responding Anthony

    I've got it sorted out now. There were many little things not co-operating (including my brain:) so I can't say exactly what was wrong, nor can I say what worked to fix it.

    I've got dsl connection, and so far everything seems to work.

    Thanks

    A

    I did install the new ethernet and it is now working, so cable is fine.
     
  4. Del

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    You're probably using pppoe for your DSL and anytime your modem is out of sync or you are not connected with the pppoe, you'll get network cable unplugged.
     
  5. e.j.moulder

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    I just installed a wireless network at home for on my Dell laptop running XP to access cable. At first everything worked. Then I starting getting a message that the wireless USB adapter's cable was unplugged. After numerous attempts it started working again only to quit the next day. Finally, I went out and got another adapter and you guessed it. Same message.

    Any ideas?

    Frustrated!
     
  6. MacAn McVan

    MacAn McVan Thread Starter

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    Hi E.J.

    I understand the frustration. I don't in the end know for sure why mine finally worked. But it does now.

    There was something about the order of plugging stuff in and whether things were plugged in before or after powering up my computer.

    And a moment of stupidity where it really was unplugged ;)

    If you still need assistance after a few more tries, post your request as a new thread, I doubt anyone but me will read your post as it's shown as a reply to my orginal one.

    Good luck

    A
     
  7. e.j.moulder

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    Hi A,

    Yes, I should have posted this as a new one. I just got excited when I saw that others were actually having the same problem and I wasn't losing my mind.

    Anyway, right after I posted it magically started working. I did reset the modem but it didn't come on right away.

    Thanks for the reply:)

    E.J.
     
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