Laptop Will Not Recognize Ethernet Cable
by jdo3 - 4/24/12 12:01 PM
I've got an Inspiron 8200 laptop (yes I know its old) that i'm trying to hook up with an ethernet cable (It runs on wireless right now).
I disabled the wireless, and put in the ethernet cable, and no go.
Tried restarting. No go.
With the wireless disabled and the ethernet cable plugged in, I ran an ipconfig in the command prompt and it said that the device wasn't connected something or other.
So I went to network connections, and it has the wireless connection (disabled), and the 1394 connection, which is supposedly the one that I'm trying to connect to. Even with the cable unplugged, it said that the 1394 was connected, though there were no packets sending or receiving. When the wireless was disabled, the link light would go out with the cable unplugged and would come on with the cable plugged in. I'm at a loss as to what to do...any help will be appreciated!