LAN is not recognizing my Ethernet cable

Hey everyone, I have problems with my Local network setting on my computer recognizing that there is an ethernet cable connected.

I run a Toshiba Satellite A210 with Windows Vista and a D-Link Wireless G router.  The router is not the issue, because I ran each diagnosis than i've got, and I have a tough line of work running on another computer.  The ethernet cable I use is too new out of the box.

When I plug my ethernet cable into the laptop, nothing lights up and it does not recognize it existing.  The pilot, he points to what is a Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller and not its own driver ethernet.  Is there a generic driver I can install that will recognize my ethernet port?  Help!



The WiFi configuration runs on the router and the computer? Have you checked for a firmware
Update for the router? You have to check the router on other computers? Have you checked the
computer on all other routers? Tried another cable?

The material could be at fault. If nothing works, you can disable the NETWORK interface integrated into the BIOS
and/or the Manager of devices and use an out board NIC USB is not that expensive.


Try these methods:

Control Panel - network - write down of the brand and the model of the Wifi - double click top - tab of the driver - write
version - click the driver update (cannot do something that MS is far behind the pilots of certification). Then
Right click on the Wifi device and UNINSTALL - Reboot - it will refresh the driver stack.

Look at the sites of the manufacturer for drivers - and the manufacturer of the device manually.

How to install a device driver in Vista Device Manager

Download - SAVE - go where you put it - right click – RUN AS ADMIN.

You can download several at once however restart after the installation of each of them.

After watching the system manufacturer, you can check the manufacturer of the device an even newer version. (The
manufacturer of system become your backup policies).

Repeat for network (NIC) card and is a good time to get the other updated drivers as Vista like
updated drivers.

I would also turn off auto update for the drivers. If the updates Windows suggests a just HIDE as they
are almost always old, and you can search drivers manually as needed.

How to disable automatic driver Installation in Windows Vista - drivers (WS.10) .aspx


Check with Toshiba support, their drivers online (update or reinstall) and their forums
for problems known.

Toshiba - Forums

Toshiba - Contacts

Toshiba - drivers - access your model

Toshiba - Support

I hope this helps.
Rob Brown - MS MVP - Windows Desktop Experience: Bike - Mark Twain said it right.

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