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It's weird. I can't get either of my 2 wired ports to show up in windows. I disconnected my wireless hoping that that would force it to find the wired ports.

Better view. I have a cable going from my computer to my router. I took out the wireless so it doesn't have the option of using it and now it must use the cable in order for me to go online. For some reason I can't seem to get the option to connect by wire anymore. Instead, it allows me to connect wireless to my router even though it's actually only connect by a cable.

Could this mean my motherboard is dying? I don't even know about fixing such a problem. I can't seem to find an option for my wired ports anywhere.
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Are you saying that your ethernet ports on your motherboard show up in windows but won't connect when you plug in to the router?

Try reinstalling the drivers from the CD included with your motherboard.
    
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Are you saying that your ethernet ports on your motherboard show up in windows but won't connect when you plug in to the router?

Try reinstalling the drivers from the CD included with your motherboard.
I'm saying that they aren't showing up under windows. I can see in bios but not windows. In windows it says I'm connected wireless even though I'm using an ethernet port.

Either way I like the suggestion. I may not be able to find my cd but I'll check to see if the drivers are online.
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So let me get this straight, you compltetly disabled your wireless and plugged in an ethernet cable and Windows is telling you that you are connected wirelessly? That is definately a lil screwy. Does the "wireless" connection you have work like it should? What is the speed of the "wireless" when you have the ethernet plugged in, is it as fast as ethernet should be. If its connecting through the ethernet cable but showing up as wireless thats not that big of a deal if your getting full wired speeds. I would try updating your drivers though to see if it helps. Don't use the mobo cd though go online to the manufacturers website and get the most up-to-date drivers that way.
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