The experiments (a.k.a. possible solutions) I don't read about in your post:
- other network card
- other router/modem
- clean install of OS + drivers
And please come back if those 3 combined don't make a difference.
I am interrupted numerous times every day by this message: "A network cable is unplugged." Yet nothing is unplugged.
I am able to get online. But I am constantly interrupted by a balloon message pointing to the local area connection icon in the tray in the lower right saying: "A network cable is unplugged," then a second or two later, another message saying, "Local Area Connection is now connected."
I have used all possible solutions provided on many websites but nothing has helped me to solve the problem. I have unplugged all cables, have even switched and used different cables; have tried to repair the connection by clicking on the connection icon in the tray, have changed the connection speed, and so forth, but nothing has helped me. All the cables are plugged in well, and I hear them click when I unplug and plug them in again.
I use Windows XP Home SP3, and a Dell Pentium IV: Intel Pentium 4 CPU 1.60GHz, 512MB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce4MX 420.
Is there a software, preferably a free one, I can use to overcome the problem so that I stay connected to the Internet all the time without being disconnected every few minutes and being interrupted by the message: "A network cable is unplugged - Local Area Connection is now connected"?
I have high-speed Internet.
Or is there a Windows XP repair program I can use?
My Network Connections say:
LAN or High-Speed Internet
Local Area Connection
NETGEAR FA311 Fast Ethernet Adapter
I did not have this problem until about three months ago.