A Network Cable is Unplugged Message in Taskbar



Linda Hamilton
07-09-2005, 11:40 PM
Apologies for posting a question which has been addressed numerous times here
already, but following the instructons in other posts has not solved my
problem.

I am getting the Local Area Connection 2 - A network cable is unplugged
message repeatedly.

I am not on a network, it is a stand-alone computer.

I have unclicked the box "notify me when connectivity has been lost" in
properties, to no avail.

I've re-installed the latest drivers for the modem.

I've checked all the cable connections.

I tried disabling all the network connection in properties, however that
disabled my internet connection, also.

I have tried the "repair" utility but it says it cannot repair the
connection because it is unable to refresh my IP address

I am running Windows XP
It is a BT Voyager 105 USB ADSL Modem
I connect to the internet using AOL 9.0 (it is a Broadband by AOL package
I've installed)
The setup is a USB cable from PC to modem - line cable from modem to DSL
filter - DSL filter into phone jack.

The AOL tech support said it is possibly caused by not having the computer
hooked up to the "main" phone socket (where telephone line enters the house),
however I've been up and running happily for a number of months without this
problem.

Also, in Network Connections I have under "LAN or High Speed Internet
Connections" four connections.
1394 Connection
1394 Connection 2
Local Area Connection
Local Area Connection 2 (this is the one which lists my DSL modem type)

I've tried disabling all but the Local Area Connection 2, which has not
helped. Is it possible I have too many connections listed?

This is driving me mad!

Thanks in advance for your help.

Linda

FrankV
07-09-2005, 11:40 PM
In network connections you need the broadband connection and the local area
connection "connected". The message means the local area connection is not
active. Right-click on it and change it to active.Don't ask me why it should
be active. I tried the same as you once and de-activated but got the same
error message you are seeing. Re-activating it fixed the problem.

Frank


"Linda Hamilton" <Linda Hamilton@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:273527A7-03E5-4F38-AFFB-54A62B82BF9D@microsoft.com...
> Apologies for posting a question which has been addressed numerous times
> here
> already, but following the instructons in other posts has not solved my
> problem.
>
> I am getting the Local Area Connection 2 - A network cable is unplugged
> message repeatedly.
>
> I am not on a network, it is a stand-alone computer.
>
> I have unclicked the box "notify me when connectivity has been lost" in
> properties, to no avail.
>
> I've re-installed the latest drivers for the modem.
>
> I've checked all the cable connections.
>
> I tried disabling all the network connection in properties, however that
> disabled my internet connection, also.
>
> I have tried the "repair" utility but it says it cannot repair the
> connection because it is unable to refresh my IP address
>
> I am running Windows XP
> It is a BT Voyager 105 USB ADSL Modem
> I connect to the internet using AOL 9.0 (it is a Broadband by AOL package
> I've installed)
> The setup is a USB cable from PC to modem - line cable from modem to DSL
> filter - DSL filter into phone jack.
>
> The AOL tech support said it is possibly caused by not having the computer
> hooked up to the "main" phone socket (where telephone line enters the
> house),
> however I've been up and running happily for a number of months without
> this
> problem.
>
> Also, in Network Connections I have under "LAN or High Speed Internet
> Connections" four connections.
> 1394 Connection
> 1394 Connection 2
> Local Area Connection
> Local Area Connection 2 (this is the one which lists my DSL modem type)
>
> I've tried disabling all but the Local Area Connection 2, which has not
> helped. Is it possible I have too many connections listed?
>
> This is driving me mad!
>
> Thanks in advance for your help.
>
> Linda

BR549
07-09-2005, 11:40 PM
Go to the Control Panel, network connections and find the network connection
in question. Right click and disable the connection.

"Linda Hamilton" <Linda Hamilton@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:273527A7-03E5-4F38-AFFB-54A62B82BF9D@microsoft.com...
Apologies for posting a question which has been addressed numerous times
here
already, but following the instructons in other posts has not solved my
problem.

I am getting the Local Area Connection 2 - A network cable is unplugged
message repeatedly.

I am not on a network, it is a stand-alone computer.

I have unclicked the box "notify me when connectivity has been lost" in
properties, to no avail.

I've re-installed the latest drivers for the modem.

I've checked all the cable connections.

I tried disabling all the network connection in properties, however that
disabled my internet connection, also.

I have tried the "repair" utility but it says it cannot repair the
connection because it is unable to refresh my IP address

I am running Windows XP
It is a BT Voyager 105 USB ADSL Modem
I connect to the internet using AOL 9.0 (it is a Broadband by AOL package
I've installed)
The setup is a USB cable from PC to modem - line cable from modem to DSL
filter - DSL filter into phone jack.

The AOL tech support said it is possibly caused by not having the computer
hooked up to the "main" phone socket (where telephone line enters the
house),
however I've been up and running happily for a number of months without this
problem.

Also, in Network Connections I have under "LAN or High Speed Internet
Connections" four connections.
1394 Connection
1394 Connection 2
Local Area Connection
Local Area Connection 2 (this is the one which lists my DSL modem type)

I've tried disabling all but the Local Area Connection 2, which has not
helped. Is it possible I have too many connections listed?

This is driving me mad!

Thanks in advance for your help.

Linda

Linda Hamilton
07-09-2005, 11:40 PM
Thank you, Frank....

However, when I enabled the Local Area Connection, as you suggested. I had
two of the annoying little pop ups on the task bar, one for Local Area
Connection and one for Local Area Connection 2, and had no access to the
internet.

Went back and disabled Local Area Connection and got back my internet access.

So, I don't think that's the fix :-(

Linda

"FrankV" wrote:

> In network connections you need the broadband connection and the local area
> connection "connected". The message means the local area connection is not
> active. Right-click on it and change it to active.Don't ask me why it should
> be active. I tried the same as you once and de-activated but got the same
> error message you are seeing. Re-activating it fixed the problem.
>
> Frank
>
>
> "Linda Hamilton" <Linda Hamilton@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:273527A7-03E5-4F38-AFFB-54A62B82BF9D@microsoft.com...
> > Apologies for posting a question which has been addressed numerous times
> > here
> > already, but following the instructons in other posts has not solved my
> > problem.
> >
> > I am getting the Local Area Connection 2 - A network cable is unplugged
> > message repeatedly.
> >
> > I am not on a network, it is a stand-alone computer.
> >
> > I have unclicked the box "notify me when connectivity has been lost" in
> > properties, to no avail.
> >
> > I've re-installed the latest drivers for the modem.
> >
> > I've checked all the cable connections.
> >
> > I tried disabling all the network connection in properties, however that
> > disabled my internet connection, also.
> >
> > I have tried the "repair" utility but it says it cannot repair the
> > connection because it is unable to refresh my IP address
> >
> > I am running Windows XP
> > It is a BT Voyager 105 USB ADSL Modem
> > I connect to the internet using AOL 9.0 (it is a Broadband by AOL package
> > I've installed)
> > The setup is a USB cable from PC to modem - line cable from modem to DSL
> > filter - DSL filter into phone jack.
> >
> > The AOL tech support said it is possibly caused by not having the computer
> > hooked up to the "main" phone socket (where telephone line enters the
> > house),
> > however I've been up and running happily for a number of months without
> > this
> > problem.
> >
> > Also, in Network Connections I have under "LAN or High Speed Internet
> > Connections" four connections.
> > 1394 Connection
> > 1394 Connection 2
> > Local Area Connection
> > Local Area Connection 2 (this is the one which lists my DSL modem type)
> >
> > I've tried disabling all but the Local Area Connection 2, which has not
> > helped. Is it possible I have too many connections listed?
> >
> > This is driving me mad!
> >
> > Thanks in advance for your help.
> >
> > Linda
>
>
>

Linda Hamilton
07-09-2005, 11:40 PM
Thanks Br, however that disables my internet access completely.

Linda

"BR549" wrote:

> Go to the Control Panel, network connections and find the network connection
> in question. Right click and disable the connection.
>
> "Linda Hamilton" <Linda Hamilton@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:273527A7-03E5-4F38-AFFB-54A62B82BF9D@microsoft.com...
> Apologies for posting a question which has been addressed numerous times
> here
> already, but following the instructons in other posts has not solved my
> problem.
>
> I am getting the Local Area Connection 2 - A network cable is unplugged
> message repeatedly.
>
> I am not on a network, it is a stand-alone computer.
>
> I have unclicked the box "notify me when connectivity has been lost" in
> properties, to no avail.
>
> I've re-installed the latest drivers for the modem.
>
> I've checked all the cable connections.
>
> I tried disabling all the network connection in properties, however that
> disabled my internet connection, also.
>
> I have tried the "repair" utility but it says it cannot repair the
> connection because it is unable to refresh my IP address
>
> I am running Windows XP
> It is a BT Voyager 105 USB ADSL Modem
> I connect to the internet using AOL 9.0 (it is a Broadband by AOL package
> I've installed)
> The setup is a USB cable from PC to modem - line cable from modem to DSL
> filter - DSL filter into phone jack.
>
> The AOL tech support said it is possibly caused by not having the computer
> hooked up to the "main" phone socket (where telephone line enters the
> house),
> however I've been up and running happily for a number of months without this
> problem.
>
> Also, in Network Connections I have under "LAN or High Speed Internet
> Connections" four connections.
> 1394 Connection
> 1394 Connection 2
> Local Area Connection
> Local Area Connection 2 (this is the one which lists my DSL modem type)
>
> I've tried disabling all but the Local Area Connection 2, which has not
> helped. Is it possible I have too many connections listed?
>
> This is driving me mad!
>
> Thanks in advance for your help.
>
> Linda
>
>
>

uggabugga
07-09-2005, 11:41 PM
Have you tried replacing the ethernet cable to between your Cable or DSL
modem and the PC? I have solved many similar problems just by replacing the
cable. I've even had the trouble cable from one PC work perfectly fine in
another. It makes no sense but try it.
--
That's just like my opinion, Man........


"Linda Hamilton" wrote:

> Apologies for posting a question which has been addressed numerous times here
> already, but following the instructons in other posts has not solved my
> problem.
>
> I am getting the Local Area Connection 2 - A network cable is unplugged
> message repeatedly.
>
> I am not on a network, it is a stand-alone computer.
>
> I have unclicked the box "notify me when connectivity has been lost" in
> properties, to no avail.
>
> I've re-installed the latest drivers for the modem.
>
> I've checked all the cable connections.
>
> I tried disabling all the network connection in properties, however that
> disabled my internet connection, also.
>
> I have tried the "repair" utility but it says it cannot repair the
> connection because it is unable to refresh my IP address
>
> I am running Windows XP
> It is a BT Voyager 105 USB ADSL Modem
> I connect to the internet using AOL 9.0 (it is a Broadband by AOL package
> I've installed)
> The setup is a USB cable from PC to modem - line cable from modem to DSL
> filter - DSL filter into phone jack.
>
> The AOL tech support said it is possibly caused by not having the computer
> hooked up to the "main" phone socket (where telephone line enters the house),
> however I've been up and running happily for a number of months without this
> problem.
>
> Also, in Network Connections I have under "LAN or High Speed Internet
> Connections" four connections.
> 1394 Connection
> 1394 Connection 2
> Local Area Connection
> Local Area Connection 2 (this is the one which lists my DSL modem type)
>
> I've tried disabling all but the Local Area Connection 2, which has not
> helped. Is it possible I have too many connections listed?
>
> This is driving me mad!
>
> Thanks in advance for your help.
>
> Linda

Richard Urban
07-09-2005, 11:41 PM
If you are connected to the internet with a high speed internet connection
you ARE on a network and need a network connection. It could be that somehow
you have created a second connection that may NOT be necessary.

--
Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"Linda Hamilton" <Linda Hamilton@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:273527A7-03E5-4F38-AFFB-54A62B82BF9D@microsoft.com...
> Apologies for posting a question which has been addressed numerous times
> here
> already, but following the instructons in other posts has not solved my
> problem.
>
> I am getting the Local Area Connection 2 - A network cable is unplugged
> message repeatedly.
>
> I am not on a network, it is a stand-alone computer.
>
> I have unclicked the box "notify me when connectivity has been lost" in
> properties, to no avail.
>
> I've re-installed the latest drivers for the modem.
>
> I've checked all the cable connections.
>
> I tried disabling all the network connection in properties, however that
> disabled my internet connection, also.
>
> I have tried the "repair" utility but it says it cannot repair the
> connection because it is unable to refresh my IP address
>
> I am running Windows XP
> It is a BT Voyager 105 USB ADSL Modem
> I connect to the internet using AOL 9.0 (it is a Broadband by AOL package
> I've installed)
> The setup is a USB cable from PC to modem - line cable from modem to DSL
> filter - DSL filter into phone jack.
>
> The AOL tech support said it is possibly caused by not having the computer
> hooked up to the "main" phone socket (where telephone line enters the
> house),
> however I've been up and running happily for a number of months without
> this
> problem.
>
> Also, in Network Connections I have under "LAN or High Speed Internet
> Connections" four connections.
> 1394 Connection
> 1394 Connection 2
> Local Area Connection
> Local Area Connection 2 (this is the one which lists my DSL modem type)
>
> I've tried disabling all but the Local Area Connection 2, which has not
> helped. Is it possible I have too many connections listed?
>
> This is driving me mad!
>
> Thanks in advance for your help.
>
> Linda

R. McCarty
07-09-2005, 11:41 PM
Go to Device Manager, expand the Network adapters category.
Right Click the 1394 Adapter and click "Disable". This will turn
off the "Firewire" adapter and disable it's LAC from Network
Connections.

"Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:OjzRbI%23XFHA.3164@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> If you are connected to the internet with a high speed internet connection
> you ARE on a network and need a network connection. It could be that
> somehow you have created a second connection that may NOT be necessary.
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Richard Urban
>
> aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)
>
> If you knew as much as you think you know,
> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>
>
> "Linda Hamilton" <Linda Hamilton@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message news:273527A7-03E5-4F38-AFFB-54A62B82BF9D@microsoft.com...
>> Apologies for posting a question which has been addressed numerous times
>> here
>> already, but following the instructons in other posts has not solved my
>> problem.
>>
>> I am getting the Local Area Connection 2 - A network cable is unplugged
>> message repeatedly.
>>
>> I am not on a network, it is a stand-alone computer.
>>
>> I have unclicked the box "notify me when connectivity has been lost" in
>> properties, to no avail.
>>
>> I've re-installed the latest drivers for the modem.
>>
>> I've checked all the cable connections.
>>
>> I tried disabling all the network connection in properties, however that
>> disabled my internet connection, also.
>>
>> I have tried the "repair" utility but it says it cannot repair the
>> connection because it is unable to refresh my IP address
>>
>> I am running Windows XP
>> It is a BT Voyager 105 USB ADSL Modem
>> I connect to the internet using AOL 9.0 (it is a Broadband by AOL package
>> I've installed)
>> The setup is a USB cable from PC to modem - line cable from modem to DSL
>> filter - DSL filter into phone jack.
>>
>> The AOL tech support said it is possibly caused by not having the
>> computer
>> hooked up to the "main" phone socket (where telephone line enters the
>> house),
>> however I've been up and running happily for a number of months without
>> this
>> problem.
>>
>> Also, in Network Connections I have under "LAN or High Speed Internet
>> Connections" four connections.
>> 1394 Connection
>> 1394 Connection 2
>> Local Area Connection
>> Local Area Connection 2 (this is the one which lists my DSL modem type)
>>
>> I've tried disabling all but the Local Area Connection 2, which has not
>> helped. Is it possible I have too many connections listed?
>>
>> This is driving me mad!
>>
>> Thanks in advance for your help.
>>
>> Linda
>
>

Li'l Roberto
07-09-2005, 11:41 PM
"Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:OjzRbI%23XFHA.3164@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> If you are connected to the internet with a high speed internet connection
> you ARE on a network and need a network connection. It could be that
> somehow you have created a second connection that may NOT be necessary.
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Richard Urban

> "Linda Hamilton" <Linda Hamilton@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message news:273527A7-03E5-4F38-AFFB-54A62B82BF9D@microsoft.com...
>> Apologies for posting a question which has been addressed numerous times
>> here
>> already, but following the instructons in other posts has not solved my
>> problem.
>>
>> I am getting the Local Area Connection 2 - A network cable is unplugged
>> message repeatedly.
>>
>> I am not on a network, it is a stand-alone computer.
>>
>> I have unclicked the box "notify me when connectivity has been lost" in
>> properties, to no avail.
>>
>> I've re-installed the latest drivers for the modem.
>>
>> I've checked all the cable connections.
>>
>> I tried disabling all the network connection in properties, however that
>> disabled my internet connection, also.
>>
>> I have tried the "repair" utility but it says it cannot repair the
>> connection because it is unable to refresh my IP address
>>
>> I am running Windows XP
>> It is a BT Voyager 105 USB ADSL Modem
>> I connect to the internet using AOL 9.0 (it is a Broadband by AOL package
>> I've installed)
>> The setup is a USB cable from PC to modem - line cable from modem to DSL
>> filter - DSL filter into phone jack.
>> This is driving me mad!
>>
>> Thanks in advance for your help.
>>
>> Linda

I'm guessing your in the UK, so I am not sure if you should have your
Modem attached to a line filter, could be wrong though.
Here [OZ] we don't do it that way, only have line filters on OTHER
devices on same PSTN line, EG telephones, fax's, you might want to
confirm this with AOL or BT.

rgds
Li'l Roberto

Steve Winograd [MVP]
07-09-2005, 11:42 PM
In article <273527A7-03E5-4F38-AFFB-54A62B82BF9D@microsoft.com>,
"Linda Hamilton" <Linda Hamilton@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>Apologies for posting a question which has been addressed numerous times here
>already, but following the instructons in other posts has not solved my
>problem.
>
>I am getting the Local Area Connection 2 - A network cable is unplugged
>message repeatedly.
>
>I am not on a network, it is a stand-alone computer.
>
>I have unclicked the box "notify me when connectivity has been lost" in
>properties, to no avail.
>
>I've re-installed the latest drivers for the modem.
>
>I've checked all the cable connections.
>
>I tried disabling all the network connection in properties, however that
>disabled my internet connection, also.
>
>I have tried the "repair" utility but it says it cannot repair the
>connection because it is unable to refresh my IP address
>
>I am running Windows XP
>It is a BT Voyager 105 USB ADSL Modem
>I connect to the internet using AOL 9.0 (it is a Broadband by AOL package
>I've installed)
>The setup is a USB cable from PC to modem - line cable from modem to DSL
>filter - DSL filter into phone jack.
>
>The AOL tech support said it is possibly caused by not having the computer
>hooked up to the "main" phone socket (where telephone line enters the house),
>however I've been up and running happily for a number of months without this
>problem.
>
>Also, in Network Connections I have under "LAN or High Speed Internet
>Connections" four connections.
>1394 Connection
>1394 Connection 2
>Local Area Connection
>Local Area Connection 2 (this is the one which lists my DSL modem type)
>
>I've tried disabling all but the Local Area Connection 2, which has not
>helped. Is it possible I have too many connections listed?
>
>This is driving me mad!
>
>Thanks in advance for your help.
>
>Linda

I think that AOL tech support is wrong.

Does the Network Connections folder show a Broadband connection? If
so, the solution to the problem is to assign a private static IP
address to Local Area Connection 2:

1. Right-click Local Area Connection 2.
2. Click Properties.
3. Click "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)".
4. Click Properties.
5. Click "Use the following IP address".
6. Enter an unused private IP address such as 10.0.0.1 (with subnet
mask 255.0.0.0) or 172.16.0.1 (with subnet mask 255.240.0.0).
7. Click OK enough times to exit.

One small quibble: you are on a network. Your DSL connection is a
network connection, and the network is the Internet.
--
Best Wishes,
Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)

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A Network Cable is Unplugged Message in Taskbar