No Ethernet cable plugged In. (But lights are on)

February 5, 2017 at 14:01:03
Specs: Windows 10
Okay i was having a problem of the router saying i had a cable plugged in that was working fine. IE green light on steady and orange light blinking. However my laptop was saying there wasn't a cable plugged in when i tried to diagnose the situation. This is my workaround: find the connection in Network and sharing and right click it to disable it then disable the WiFi, then re-enable the network connection and it will suddenly realise that there is actually a cable there. (leave the WiFi disconnected whilst you are using the cable).

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February 5, 2017 at 14:46:41
Did you try turning the router power off for about half a minute?
That can fix many issues, even when only one device is playing up.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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February 5, 2017 at 19:59:32
Reinstall your ethernet card's driver through device manager.

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February 5, 2017 at 21:09:43
Yes, sometimes a wired connection is ignored by the system if the Wifi is turned on, even if it has worked together in the past. Turning the Wifi off is a simple remedy as is restarting the computer.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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February 6, 2017 at 09:16:06
What Fingers said.

Do not reinstall the drivers.........that won't fix the issue.

Windows is not good at having both the wired and wireless interfaces connected at the same time. Choose one or the other, but never both, and your problem goes away,

FYI, wired provides better performance.

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