A NETWORK CABLE IS UNPLUGGED

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For the last 3 days a popup is appearing on my screen, which says “A network cable is unplugged”.

I am surprised to see this message, as I only use the wireless for my internet. I have checked all the measures, provided in different websites, BUT all of them point to a network card.  Surprisingly I do not have a network card installed on the system. I use win XP Service pack 3.

Is it due to some virus or my windows gotten corrupted? I will welcome any solution, which do not advise me the new installation of Win XP.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #96280

A NETWORK CABLE IS UNPLUGGED

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This should be normal and should not be a cause for concern if your wireless connection has been working ok, since you observed this event. This should be coming from a notification, from an icon at the bottom right that looks like two computers one behind the other. That’s your Local Area Connection. That is for a wired connection.

While you may not have installed a network card in your system, almost all motherboards since a few years back have an integrated LAN card (network card) installed already. This by default, gives your system a Local Area Connection. Given you only use wireless, this connection is unused and should normally say a network cable is unplugged because you don’t have a cable connected to your Local Area Connection.

Answered By 10 points N/A #96282

A NETWORK CABLE IS UNPLUGGED

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Hello,

If the Network cable is unplugged, disable the Ethernet network adapter. To do this, double click the small network cable unplugged error and then choose the disable option.  Check also the both ends of the Ethernet cable that are connected in the adapter, in case they are not loose.

Replace the Ethernet cables, making sure the cable is not damaged.  You need to verify to avoid problem again and then update the network adaptor drive software.  After updating, change the settings of the duplex using the device manger. Remove and re-insert in the adapter and  verify properly if the connection is fixed.  

Answered By 0 points N/A #96284

A NETWORK CABLE IS UNPLUGGED

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Hello Hammond,

The computer might be displaying that problem possibly because the Ethernet network drivers have not yet been installed and therefore you will need to check that from the device manager and install them. Or may be you could have connected to the cabled network and set the computer to display the notifications if the network cable is unplugged. You can check the status of the notifications by right clicking on the task bar and then choose properties, and then in the window that comes up, click on customize. Change the network notification to show only icons if the current setup is show icons and notifications.

I highly doubt that the problem may be because of a virus attack.

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Mahesh Babu

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