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Old 06-15-2009, 11:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Cannot connect to the internet with Laptop's Ethernet port

Hi all

I own a HP Pavilion Laptop, and a PC desktop. I have a cable going to a D-Link D524 Router.

My Desktop Computer has no problem whatsoever connecting to the internet with the Ethernet port.

Even though my laptop has wireless, at home i like to use the ethernet port, but it's not working. It worked before, and i did not update or change any of my router settings. When i plug it in the Ethernet port it usually shows a Green Light indicating theres signal coming in. But on my laptop there is NO LIGHTS.

I thought it was cable management so i switch to other cables but no dice.

I tried directly connecting the modem to the laptop with the ethernet port, but still nothing.

I checked Device Manager and it says the Ethernet port is working fine.

Any ideas how to fix this?

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Default Re: Cannot connect to the internet with Laptop's Ethernet port

You can try to unistall then reinstall drivers in case something went wrong with them.

you can look in network properties to see if perhaps it has been disabled.

what ip do you have when it is plugged in? my guess is 169.x.x.x
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