Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: network adapter dead?

20 Jan 2017   #1
chaosrealm93

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
network adapter dead?

hey,

so i woke up this morning and the internet was out, or so i thought.

stuff i tried
=========
- i tried clicking on the networking icon in the taskbar and running the troubleshooting wizard and it said my ethernet cable wasn't plugged in. this wasn't true, but the green and orange lights on back of the ethernet port arent blinking at all.

- the ports on my router are fine, i tried it with my laptop

- i tried reinstalling the intel drivers

- going into "control panel/network and internet/network connections", the connection would show up as "Intel (R) Ethernet Connection (2) 1219-V". why the (2)? i only have 1 port on my system. i remember in the past it showed without the "(2)"

- i tried disabling and enabling the adapter in "network connections"

- i tried disabling and enabling the onboard devices in BIOS


going into device manager and right clicking on the adapter, it says it is working properly under the "general" tab, but under any other tab, there is a yellow text box that reads

"This network connection is disabled or has been removed from the system. You must reinstall the driver or enable it from the General tab before you can access disabled features. NOTE: This device supports a low power mode that causes the operating system to behave as if the device has been removed. If the network cable is not attached to the device, connecting the cable may enable it"



after a quick search, some people who have had this problem in the past say its a blown port.. (i really hope not.....)

system
=====
6700k
ASUS Z170-A


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
21 Jan 2017   #2
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Open a command prompt and type "ping 127.0.0.1" (without the quotes)

Also try shutting down your computer, router and modem. Then turn on your modem, then router, then computer. Wait about a minute before turning on the next thing. When everything is off, double check the wired connections, I would unplug the wire and then plug it back in.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jan 2017   #3
chaosrealm93

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>ping 127.0.0.1

Pinging 127.0.0.1 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 127.0.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 127.0.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 127.0.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 127.0.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128

Ping statistics for 127.0.0.1:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms

C:\Windows\system32>

===========================================

i already tried cycling power on the router/modem (same box) and restarting my computer

i also tried plugging into another port on the router
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

21 Jan 2017   #4
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Have you tried a new Ethernet cable?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jan 2017   #5
chaosrealm93

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HAVOC View Post
Have you tried a new Ethernet cable?
no but i tried plugging the same ethernet cable into my laptop and it works fine
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jan 2017   #6
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Can you post a pic of your device manager with "network adapters" expanded?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jan 2017   #7
chaosrealm93

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

here you are

the D-Link DWA-160 is how im staying online atm


Attached Thumbnails
network adapter dead?-dev-manager.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jan 2017   #8
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

The Intel Ethernet connection (I219-V) is what you normally use?
I'm not sure why it says "2". Maybe because you are using a USB adapter?
If you right click it, go to properties, general, what does it show for "Device Status"?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jan 2017   #9
chaosrealm93

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

well its the only port i have, so i assume so.

i dont know, but i know it usually doesnt have the (2) in the "network connections" window

no, the USB adapter is the D-Link


Attached Thumbnails
network adapter dead?-asdfadsfasfasf.png   network adapter dead?-8775654rtg.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Jan 2017   #10
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

In Control Panel, Network and Sharing Center, click on "Change adapter settings" (on the left side).
Does "Local Area Connection" show the number 2? If it does, right click it, click rename, get rid of the "2". Shutdown your computer, remove the USB Ethernet adapter and plug the Ethernet wire back into the port of the PC. Turn on the computer and see if it works.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 network adapter dead?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Wifi adapter could not bind IP protocol stack to network adapter
Hello! I registered to forums to get help to solve wireless adapter issue I am having. I have been looking for help in Lenovo forums and AV provider: problem is still on. Background I changed AV software from Symantec to F-Secure. I uninstalled Symantec software and installed F-Secure...
Hardware & Devices
AWUS036H adapter can't find specific network but inbuilt adapter can
Hello I have my AWUS036H for a few months now and it worked perfect until now. My landlord has a router in his appartment and I need to connect to that router to get access to the internet. I bought this adapter for a better signal but this week I got a very weird problem. My adapter can find...
Network & Sharing
Help network dead ah
I got a phone no computer access. My network died last night. Even safe mode not work. I had ten virus that I found. Tried reinstall network drivers. Tried all basic stuff. I can see networks but not connect. What I need is either a way fix it with phone or I need a link to download windows so I...
Network & Sharing
Network Controller is dead...
Hello, I have a built a new computer recently which has been running perfectly until the other day. Firstly, i am using Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and my Motherboard is a GA-890FXA-UD7 rev 2.1 with Dual Gigabit Lan Realtek RTL 8168/8111 ports. I have had windows update disabled since installation,...
Network & Sharing
usb wireless adapter + lan = zombie/dead connection
I recently moved to an apartment and my roommate has gotten AT&T'S U-Verse. The '2WIRE' box in his room while my computer is in the dining room. I'm using an ASUS USB-N13 to connect to the 2WIRE box. I just bought an NAS (D-Link DNS-343) and when I hook up my computer to a D-Link green gigabit...
Network & Sharing


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:42.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App