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Why is WinXP not detecting my ethernet cable?

by Nixhawg / September 3, 2011 7:22 AM PDT

I'm trying to connect to my cable modem via ethernet. My OS is WinXP, I'm trying to connect through WAN Miniport (PPPOE), and its telling me the destination is not reachable....please help

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The two items are usually
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 3, 2011 8:03 AM PDT

1. Wrong or bad cable.
2. There were a spat of drivers that would report cable unplugged but it still worked. Some makers left the drivers like that. Go figure why consumers didn't return the products.

Bob

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3,
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 3, 2011 8:04 AM PDT

Cable modems are different. If you move it from machine to machine you either call the cable company for a reset or you power down the modem, move the cable then power up the modem.

As you didn't supply the cable modem model, I can't check on the other issue.
Bob

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