For some reason, every time I unplug/plug in an Ethernet cable to my laptop, I have to reinstall my Realtek LAN driver
in order for my computer to recognize being plugged in and connect to the wired network. Any ideas on why this may be? I'm doing some research on it and I'm not finding anything useful. It's not hardware-related either, as on my home network, wireless gives me a 300kb/sec download and wired gives me a 500kb/sec. That tells me the hardware is working fine. There is a chance it could just be my OS. There are many odd things that happen with my OS (another reason why one of these days I'm switching it back to 7 Ultimate, or switching to another 3rd party variation I've been testing in a VM) and I'm just not sure if it's that, or something else. I'm thinking it's OS-related though.