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Repeated Network cable unplugged/Local Area Connection now connect

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by simonc, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. simonc

    simonc Flightless Bird

    I've rebooted the ADSL modem, unplugged and replugged all the cables but
    still every few seconds the network icon in the system tray changes to one
    with a red cross, and the message "A Network cable is unplugged" comes up,
    followed a fraction of a second later by a "Local Area Connection is now
    connected" message.

    Can anyone suggest what might be causing this and where to look for a fix?

    Grateful for advice.

    I'm using XP Professional SP3 (32 bit)
     
  2. Unknown

    Unknown Flightless Bird

    If possible you should try another modem.
    "simonc" <simonc@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:D57BE29E-BC20-4788-9805-85CF03C59AD6@microsoft.com...
    > I've rebooted the ADSL modem, unplugged and replugged all the cables but
    > still every few seconds the network icon in the system tray changes to one
    > with a red cross, and the message "A Network cable is unplugged" comes up,
    > followed a fraction of a second later by a "Local Area Connection is now
    > connected" message.
    >
    > Can anyone suggest what might be causing this and where to look for a fix?
    >
    > Grateful for advice.
    >
    > I'm using XP Professional SP3 (32 bit)
     
  3. LVTravel

    LVTravel Flightless Bird

    "simonc" <simonc@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:D57BE29E-BC20-4788-9805-85CF03C59AD6@microsoft.com...
    > I've rebooted the ADSL modem, unplugged and replugged all the cables but
    > still every few seconds the network icon in the system tray changes to one
    > with a red cross, and the message "A Network cable is unplugged" comes up,
    > followed a fraction of a second later by a "Local Area Connection is now
    > connected" message.
    >
    > Can anyone suggest what might be causing this and where to look for a fix?
    >
    > Grateful for advice.
    >
    > I'm using XP Professional SP3 (32 bit)


    I have had this happen with a "marginal," brand new, cat 5e Ethernet patch
    cable. Once the cable was replaced everything worked great. Just about
    drove me crazy until I found the fix.
     
  4. W****n S***********g

    W****n S***********g Flightless Bird

    "simonc" <simonc@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:D57BE29E-BC20-4788-9805-85CF03C59AD6@microsoft.com...
    > I've rebooted the ADSL modem, unplugged and replugged all the cables but
    > still every few seconds the network icon in the system tray changes to one
    > with a red cross, and the message "A Network cable is unplugged" comes up,
    > followed a fraction of a second later by a "Local Area Connection is now
    > connected" message.
    >
    > Can anyone suggest what might be causing this and where to look for a fix?
    >
    > Grateful for advice.
    >
    > I'm using XP Professional SP3 (32 bit)


    Similiar problem here once, Comcast had to come out and replace the cable
    coming from the road going to my house. They paid for it.
     

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