LAN connection media disconnected
Posted on 2010-01-08
I have a really weird problem. My computer OS is win xp and on startup the lan is enabled but not connecting to my router automatically. I recently physically moved my computer from a cable isp to a dsl isp. In both situations the router was wired to the pc, only now that it is on dsl it will not detect a connection on startup. In order to get it to detect a connection, i have to disable the lan connection and then re-enable it. When i disable it i have to let it sit there for about 10-20 seconds before re enabling it or it will not detect it. when I did an ipconfig /all it says that the media is disabled, but after re enabling the card ipconfig /all is fine. I have already updated the drivers for the lan, its realtek. Also i have deleted it from the device manager and let windows reinstall it on startup. I have done a system restore as well to a time when the lan worked on cable. The nic card is onboard, and i dont have a pci nic card to test out on it. I have tested multiple cat 5e cables. I am lost as to what could be causing this, and any help would be greatly appreciated. Also previously another computer was wired up to the dsl router, and it worked fine. There are laptops running wirelessly on the router as well and working fine. The router is a linksys I think its the 54g.