Ethernet card will not recognize network cable being plugged in. I have used several cables and 3 different routers on two different networks. I downloaded the diagnostic and it would not find the connected cable. I have re-installed the card through through the device manager and downloaded a dell recommended driver for the card. Any suggestion on other things I might try?
Please let me know if the link lights beside the network port turns On, when the network cable is connected?
Also enter the BIOS set up, connect the network cable and check the link lights.
Run the Dell 32-bit hardware diagnostics on the network card using the below given link:
Do reply with results.
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I ran the diag as suggested and in thorough mode with no problems found. Everything shows to be installed or running with the exception wireles WAN which shows to be Not installed. There is no light activity on the port being used to connect to the router. I used the same configuration with another Dell laptop and the port light showed activity and the computer connected to the internet with no problem. Any suggestions?
This seems to be an issue with the wireless card. Try to re-seat the wireless card and cables using the system manual which can be found on the Dell support site.
If re-seating the wireless card and cables does not fix the issue, you may have to replace the wireless card.
Please revert for clarifications.
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