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post #1 of 14
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They are your basic Pentium 4 computers, i got the network drivers and everything but it still says that the cable is unplugged, am i missing something? they are both on windows xp pro
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I know this will sound stupid and you've probably tried already but..have you tried just going online anyway? My Win7 sometimes says my cable is unplugged when it clearly isn't and I can browse YouTube all the while it's saying "Network cable disconnected"
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yea, doesnt work, i tried the whole duplex thing too, nothing =/
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What about repair/disable/enable? Can you ping? Is it enabled in the BIOS? Sounds like some administrative hokus pokus.
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i disabled/enabled it, havent tried bios yet since its most likely locked down tighter than a chastity belt, i havent tried repairing, but i tried to refresh the drivers through device manager
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post #6 of 14
Have you checked to see if a static IP was assigned? Make sure it's on Auto for both IP and DNS.
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post #7 of 14
Do you have the right drivers?

Are you 100% sure that your cables and switching gear is working?

What do you get for ipconfig?
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post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 
when i run ipconfig /all it says that the media is disconnected

edit: just tried netsh int ip reset reset.log netsh winsock reset catalog and it didnt work, and it isnt assigning anything with my router
Edited by DaMirrorLink - 5/2/12 at 8:47pm
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post #9 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaMirrorLink View Post

i disabled/enabled it, havent tried bios yet since its most likely locked down tighter than a chastity belt, i havent tried repairing, but i tried to refresh the drivers through device manager

Keep in mind a CMOS clear will wipe any BIOS settings/password/etc.

Are you sure the other end of the cable is plugged in tongue.gif
Different cable?
Different switchport?
Different driver pack?
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How are they connected? Do they run to a switch or are they connected to another computer?
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