What is a local area connection? how do i plug it in?(It says unplugged)?

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So glad I found it relatively early in my search. But once I turn off my computer and turn it back on, the same thing happen NO connection! Sign up for free , it takes 30 seconds. If it says unplugged, you have to plug it in. Preparation Guide, Malware Removal Assistance. Local area connection is a wired or cable connection from your modem to your computer, if you use wireless you can leave it as is, if not then check your cables.

Local Area Connection Network Cable Unplugged

Local Area Connection / Network Cable Unplugged

In my experience, almost every time I've seen this situation, it turned out to be a bad network card. If your house has four laptops and two desktops then unless you take it in turns to access the Internet one computer at a time, you have a router.

You could connect a network cable from your router to your laptop to access the internet. If you did this your computer would stop telling you that a network cable was unplugged. But as long as you do not have a network cable plugged into the laptop the message you get is perfectly normal. I imagine you make a wireless connection between your laptop and your router. Your wireless adaptor usually built-in to the laptop may have been switched off so check that it is on.

You may need to set up your wireless connection again. There is probably a password you need to enter, presumably your Dad knows the password even if your don't. It's difficult to be more specific without knowing more about your particular set-up.

Okay, now you have given more details I can give more help. If the other computers can access the Internet then the router is working. And you have an "excellent" wireless connection to your router. A new window will open. Click the Connections tab and make sure that the Never Dial a Connection option is selected. If not, select it and then close the window.

If you have an Internet Security program running, try to change the settings to temporarily turn off the firewall. If that works and you can access the Internet, you need to adjust your firewall settings so it can be on but does not block your access. If neither of those simple fixes works, you may need to seek help from an expert who can visit your home.

A hub a switch, make model. Auto some times does not work between specific devices Please report back on a few of these Thanks. Try shutting down both the laptop and the modem. Start the modem up first and wait 3 min. Then start the laptop up and wait 1 min. If you get the same message - I would look at software - is your firewall blocking access to the Internet. Lastly - I would look at hardware - your NIC on the laptop. Ok what is it pluged into? If it is pluged into a network Hub make sure it is turned on.

You should see lights And if it is pluged into an ADSL modem then do the same and make sure that is on too. You should see lights If the lights are on then try changing the cable, it should be a rj45 cable.

They will offer you further assistance to fix your problem. So you should update your network adapter driver to see if it fixes your problem. Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it.

You can download and install your drivers by using either Free or Pro version of Driver Easy. Download and Install Driver Easy. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.

Click on the Update button next to the network adapter to download the latest and correct driver for it. Duplex is a system that manages both directions of the network communication. The default Duplex setting on the network adapter is Auto.

In Device Manager, double click on Network adapters to expand this category. Then right-click on your network adapter and select Properties. You can test with every value and see which one will solve your problem. After that, click OK. The error will be gone now if this method works for you.

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Jul 27,  · Page 1 of 3 - "Local Area Connection A network cable is unplugged" Problem - posted in Networking: This tab keeps appearing at the bottom of my toolbar and it informs me that my "Local Area Connection has been lost due to an unplugged cable", when all my cables are plugged in. I tried calling Verizon but they couldn't help. . Local area connection, Network cable unplugged - posted in Windows XP Home and Professional: Well, the problem is that I am using a laptop that uses a wireless connection to connect to the internet. It was working fine, but one day it stopped working. Aug 23,  · Local Area Connection / Network Cable Unplugged I had an internet connection to my desktop and now I don't. I have two other desktops that are working with no problems and are connecting fine.