- Is the laptop supposed to connect wired or wireless (quite common for a laptop)?
- Do those nice green LED's blink as they do in the 2 machines that work when connected wired?
- The issue is not clear. We have (1) "won't connect" in the subject line, (2) "says it is connected" and (3) "cable unplugged". One and two seem in contradiction. Same for two and three. he 'cable unplugged' message is quite common for a laptop if it doesn't have a cable connected. There's nothing wrong with that.
- So: what exactly is (1)? And what exactly is (2)? I don't think you have a speaking computer saying "I'm connected".
Last week my dad had to unplug all cords to the modem and router downstairs when he was having our carpets replaced. Ever since, my sisters laptop (Windows xp) has not been able to connect to the internet. It SAYS it is connected, but gives an error reading "cable unplugged" even though everything seems to be plugged in just as it was before. My dad has been trying to fix this for days, and he's usually pretty good with computers so I know he was careful plugging things back in. My laptop (Mac) still connects to our network completely fine and my Dads dekstop computer is working as well. Does anyone know what the problem could be or how to fix it? I'd really appreciate it.