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Network Cable Unplugged

I have wireless on my laptop. It was working fine for a few weeks and then I get this notice of "network cable unplugged". My laptop is Dell and so is my wireless card. I don't know what information you may need from me to help me out, I am new to this.

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Who. . .

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built this "wireless" system, you? Wireless to what? Router, another PC? Company LAN? Wi-Fi at Starbucks?

Network cable refers to a hardwired Ethernet plug/cable somewhere. Have you checked any and all "cable" connections?

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network cable

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I have checked all connections and I am using a Linksys router, my wireless card is a Dell.

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Does the wireless work?

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Are you talking about the popup notification for the icon located by the clock?

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network cable

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Yes I am talking about the popup, but the wireless connection does not work. I am still getting a good signal indication but when I try to connect to the internet, I get the connection failed message.

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Have you tried doing a repair?

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Right click on the connection icon and select repair and see if it fixes the problem. I've also turned off the wireless connection on the notebook then back on again. Have you ever turned off the modem or router then back on again?

I find my wireless connection can be a bit finicky at times. While not often, I will have dropped connections occasionally. I've done a combination of the above and it resolves the problem.

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Network Cable

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I tried to do the repair, but the option is not available. I also disabled and enabled the wireless and it still isn't working.

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'network cable' msg after applying microsoft updates.

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I have the same problem, started about the same date as first post in this discussion. After a year of flawless connectivity, I applied some microsoft updates to my laptop and after the reboot I only get the 'network cable unplugged message'. I can't figure out how to undo it either.

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Paytonn, More Information Please

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Which operating system and which updates were installed?

If you've got Windows ME or XP, have you tried running System Restore to a time when things were right?

Hope this helps and let us know more..

Grif

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Wireless network.

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Hi. I'm not sure that system restore will work for this as the server addresses keep changing all the time and it is unlikely that the address will be valid on the restore date. The suggestion that you try repair is a good one and I don't understand why you can't call up repair. Are you right clicking on the network icon in the clock area at the bottom of the desktop?
If rebooting the laptop does not renew the connection when you have connection between the laptop and the router that seeems to indicate that the problem lies between the base station and the router as rebooting would pick up any new server address pull the power connectors from the router and the modem. Leave for one minute and reconnect. Hope you get it fixed soon Stewart

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More Info - sorry for lack of detail in original msg.

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This is an older IBM laptop running 2k sp 4 (?). On further interrogation last night, I see that the network card's original software is reporting that the drivers are not installed (it'a PCMCIA card, obviously), and I uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers to be sure, same with the software. The card itself has two little indicator lights, an amber and a green one - the amber was previously always lit when the laptop was on, and the green indicated traffic. neither lights light now. I don't think it is a coincidence that this happend after the updates. I'm not so network savvy, but I've had this working for over a year, and am baffled. :-\

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paytonn network cable unplugged - win2ksp4...resolved

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I finally realized the newere upgraded network card software has a bad uninstall script. finally resolved this issue by finding the original install disk for the nic, and using that I was able to uninstall and reinstall the card - it works fine now, although I have not a clue why it quit in the first place. Anyway, thanks for the help, and sorry to bother you all.

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Have you tried unplugging

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either the router or cable modem then plugging them in again? The repair option is found by right clicking on the icon down by the clock or going to the control panel then network connections.

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If you're computer is a Windows XP

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I would try system restore.

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