ajaybhargavb
1 Copper

Ethernet cable not detected-inspiron 1545

I have dell inspiron 1545 and i recently upgraded to windows 7 

Yesterday When I connected an Ethernet Cable it was not detected. From then nothing happens when i connect my ethernet cable.  Windows does not detect any errors in the network adapter and there seems to be no problem with the "Marvell" driver. My WiFi is working properly. I am not sure whether it is a hardware or software problem.

I tried restarting my computer several times and even in 'safe mode with networking' and
I tried System Restore and i also tried updating the driver but it didnt work.

Any suggestions?? emoticon.Smile.title

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trowscoed
1 Copper

Re: Ethernet cable not detected-inspiron 1545

Hi, Have you found a solution to this issue. I have the exact same problem and have looked at many forums but cannot find a solution. I also notice that the light that usually falshes when the cable is inserted in laptop isn't working either. Be good to hear if you resolved it.

Thanks

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ajaybhargavb
1 Copper

Re: Ethernet cable not detected-inspiron 1545

i dont exactly know how it started working again properly because i didnt use it for long time and last week when i connected, it worked properly..i think i reinstalled my drivers...........i still dont know if it is hardware or software problem as my laptop doesnt have any lights but urs surely has to be a hardware problem....

Hope this helps.... emoticon.BigSmile.title

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trowscoed
1 Copper

Re: Ethernet cable not detected-inspiron 1545

Thanks for the response. I think I'll send it back to Dell for them to fix it.

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dmeyers35
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Re: Ethernet cable not detected-inspiron 1545

I have had the problem for a few months, still unresolved. I plug in ethernet cord and computer does not recognized it resulting in no internet connection. I have a Latitude D830 with a Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller on Windows Vista. Unresolved please help!!!

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chessunit
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Re: Ethernet cable not detected-inspiron 1545

I got the same problem with ethernet connectivity 4 months after my warranty expired on my Inspiron 1545. At first, I would have to fidget with the cord and jam it in a certain way to get connectivity, but slowly it became harder and harder until I lost all connectivity. Along with an ac adapter that my laptop no longer recognized, Dell diagnosed that I needed to pay $358 for a new motherboard. Worst computer experience of my life. Never buying Dell again.

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