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Windows 7: Icon shows cable unplugged, but I'm posting this. Only one adapter.

07 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Icon shows cable unplugged, but I'm posting this. Only one adapter.

So my network icon shows the cable and a red X, but I'm posting this from the same computer. I have two adapters, but one is disabled. I have tried disabling the adapter in use, enabling the other, and plugging the cable into that...same problem. I got a different cable out, and still have the same problem.

It's not a functionality problem, but's annoying as hell ^.^
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07 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

The onboard network adapter can be disabled from the BIOS.
It's usually a good idea to disable it from there, if you're not going to use it.
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08 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Fixed, thanks!
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10 Nov 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Can you post specifically how you fixed your problem?
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10 Nov 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NickFizzer View Post
Can you post specifically how you fixed your problem?
He disabled the onboard adaptor from bios which you can get to by hitting the Del. button when booting up. All bios are different so you can't really give exact instructions here.

You can also disable any unused network adaptors by going into Device Manager and disabling the network adaptor from there. :)
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