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Help me! a network cable is unplugged?!

by Technique101 / September 6, 2009 1:35 PM PDT

I just got internet cable installed in my comp a few days ago, it did seem to be okay but I keep getting a message saying "a network cable is unplugged" but it's not unplugged.. so I waited, and I went and changed the cable eventually, it seemed to behave for a bit, two hours later I get the message again, and sometimes in succession, especially at night. So then I went to go get my driver updated... so I thought okay this should work now, so it did say network cable is unplugged after i updated the driver (which I expected..) but now it just did it again! Sad

I did a network test to see if there's any problems, and it said that my connection failed with the DCHP server.. everything else worked though. I tried to ping the address that was listed in the server, but it got no response. I even went to another site and it gave no response when I tried to ping that. I really don't want to go call videotron(my cable company) and get them to come over because it's really random first of all, secondly I'm starting school next week so I don't have the time to hang around 5 hours a day.. It seems like I also get errors at those times to saying things like:

The system detected that network adapter \DEVICE\TCPIP_{D5118E14-CE98-4859-8376-0C8DCF4BC8C3} was connected to the network, and has initiated normal operation over the network adapter.

My network card is Rhine II Fast Ethernet adapter, I don't know what else to do, please help me!

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer K8UVM
System Model K8Upgrade-VM800
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 44 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD ~1403 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. P1.90, 11/2/2005
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
Total Physical Memory 1,280.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 579.06 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.95 GB
Page File Space 2.89 GB

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Just sharing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 6, 2009 11:50 PM PDT

An old machine we had with a "Rhine II Fast Ethernet adapter" died so I used another card.

Also I couldn't tell if the internet is working or not to this machine. If it works, research how to disable that message.

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Bad Cable?
by mike171562 / September 10, 2009 3:33 AM PDT

Sounds like either your cable is bad or your Ethernet card is bad. If you jiggle the cable does it make any difference

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by nickey2008 / September 11, 2009 9:44 PM PDT
In reply to: Bad Cable?

i also think there is problem with ethernet....

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