The computer says "Network Cable is Unplugged"...but its lieing! It is surely plugged in. I don't appreciate that error when its not true.
I plugged the network cable into my laptop and was able to connect to the internet fine so i know theres no problem with the cords or the router etc.
So i bought a new NIC for the desktop thinking the old one was crap. But the new NIC doesnt work either. RAARRRR
So i've decided its a software issue. The drivers are fine, what else could it be?
Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated
I would recommend checking the *device manager* to see if you have an red X over your network cards etc...
Also, I think you have 2 NIC cards in your computer. One is using the CAT5 cable the other one is displaying the generic message a network cable is unplugged.
Next time, your system states "a network cable is unplugged" when you know its connected or working open command prompt and issue ipconfig /all see if the IP address starts with 0.0.0.0 or 169.254
or an actual IP address.
I would recommend uninstalling Both NIC cards and reinstalling the one you just bought. Physically, Install it in your PC. Next, bootup your computer when its at the desktop pop in the cd that came with your new NIC card. Install the drivers, then reboot your system. Open prompt checking IP config info just my two cents.