I've been having an issue with my ethernet connection. I'm on a Dell desktop at university (so I'm using the school's network). I have a D-Link Wifi USB adapter, which allows me to connect to Wifi without any difficulties, however since I like to stream movies and games, it's best if I could use a wired connection for speed. I have an ethernet cable and it's worked in the past, but recently, it's been dodging in and out and I can't figure out why.
When I start the computer (without the D-Link Wifi adapter connected) the taskbar shows the wired connection symbol with a red x over it. Troubleshooter doesn't give me anything, and I can't connect to the internet. When I look at Device Manager, Broadcom Netlink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet is grayed out, and when I click on Properties, it tells me that this hardware device is not connected to the computer (Code 45). The thing is, about 1/10 times, when I start up the computer, the wired connection works perfectly fine, for a couple of days, and then I wake up to a red x again and can't get it to kick back on...any thoughts of how I can fix it?
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