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Windows 7: Ethernet connection not being picked up when disconnecting from wifi

20 Jun 2017   #1
TechSeven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Ethernet connection not being picked up when disconnecting from wifi

I have a hp laptop and im running wifi to connect to internet.

I thought i would try connecting the laptop to an ethernet cable at same time.

But i never see the icon change from wifi to ethernet.

I have updated the drivers but i need to update the ones that are showing as yellow exclamation mark.

The ethernet cable is in excellent condition by the way.

Can someone help me find the right driver pls?

Until then ill keep looking




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20 Jun 2017   #2
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi TechSeven,
open up the device manager > Ethernet controller
Right click >> properties >> Details >> scroll down to Hardware ID post the PCI/ven details.

Roy
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20 Jun 2017   #3
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Don't you have a wifi button? disable wifi, or to open wifi devices and disconnect the computer from wifi.
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20 Jun 2017   #4
TechSeven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi torchwood

Thanks for the reply

I forgot to show the 2 yellow signs i get.. ethernet controller and pci device.

But here are the details in the picture below.



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20 Jun 2017   #5
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

OOOOPS no piccy.
5 toed sloths dont count,

Roy
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20 Jun 2017   #6
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

TechSeven - When you updated the Ethernet driver, did you install the chipset driver as well?
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20 Jun 2017   #7
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

running HP assistant will update your drivers and get rid of the yellow exclamation marks

HP Support Assistant | HP® Official Site
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20 Jun 2017   #8
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

if your drivers are all good (from another post it looked like they were a problem), windows should prioritize ethernet over wifi. But if its not doing so you can manually tell it to do so with these steps

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2526067
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20 Jun 2017   #9
TechSeven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Don't you have a wifi button? disable wifi, or to open wifi devices and disconnect the computer from wifi.
there is a wifi button, if i disable that, ethernet still does not work.

in the device manager, the ethernet controller comes up as yellow sign and pci device.
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20 Jun 2017   #10
TechSeven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
OOOOPS no piccy.
5 toed sloths dont count,

Roy

what do ya mean?
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