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local area cable is unplugged

hi,
  I got this "local area cable is unplugged" message pop up in the taskbar(my internet connection is down for a few seconds and went on again)  a few month ago, and I fixed by adjusting the "Speed and Duplex" in the network properties menu to 10mb and half. It worked for a few full month until now. Although the problem apprears in a larger time interval than previous time, I try to adjust to 10mb and full and other option on the "Speed and Duplex" , it did not work, I am sure my hardware is good, and I scan my system with AVG and Ewido, thoses software did not find anything virus and trojan. However, I did remember that I apply a Pnp patch that put the number of TCP.IP from 10 to 256. is it have anything to do with my problem, thanks in advance
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Expert4XPCommented:
Usually that is a sign of a physical network problem.  Such as CAT5 cables all bunched together, paths between switch and pc's running near power cords, bad connector or bad cable.

Check all those things.  Start replacing cables or at least unplug/plug them back in. and monitor.
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
I would also try updating the firmware of the router if you have one, and reset the network adapter to auto. You should not have to configure this manually. If so there must be a physical problem as Expert4XP suggested or a problem with the router/modem or network adapter.
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jinchenzhe19Author Commented:
hehe....sorry.  I am not much into the computer, how can I do the step you suggest it above? thanks
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
Are you referring to the firmware upgrade? If so there is a file that would be have to be downloaded from the manufacturer of the router and install. Assuming you have a router, if you supply the make and model we can give you the link and more specific instructions.
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jinchenzhe19Author Commented:
Ok, the model is Speedtream 5200 and the company is Efficient Networks
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
You might have to contact Efficient Networks for Firmware updates, I cannot seem to find them. It implies in the manual, they send them to you should you need them. I know the Speedstream 5100's we have here,r the user cannot update. You might want to call tech support and explain the problem, they may simply replace it, if they have supplied the unit. As for instructions they can be found starting on page 88 of the following:
http://www.alltel.net/downloads/links/SpeedStream211.pdf
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
Thanks jinchenzhe19, good luck.
--Rob
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