Fix the problem of “Network Cable Unplugged” in Windows 8/10


The error “Network cable unplugged” is very common because the Ethernet connection is not detected by the computer due to several problems like when you upgrade you windows the configuration changes. Every computer has its own configuration. In this tutorial we will guide you how to resolve this issue through simple method.

I know this is silly, but check to see if the cable is actually plugged in correctly and fully. Sometimes it looks fine, but just might not be completely secure.


Next, we suggest that you first do a basic restart your computer to see if this issue gets resolved. Sometimes restartingĀ  your machine resolves errors like this without having to do any more work. If you’ve restarted your computer, and you are still seeing this error, read on.

Guide to fix Ethernet connection problem


Next, try resetting your internet connection. Turn it off, disconnect the power to it, and wait several minutes before turning it back on, then wait several minutes after turning it on for the connection to get established.

Still throwing an error? Next, you should also check your drivers because it also occur when your drivers are outdated.

How to SolveĀ “Network Cable Unplugged” in Windows 10

The procedure to solve this issue very simple and straight-forward. All you need is just to follow the steps below:


  1. As noted above, Double-Check the hardware side first instead of proceeding to troubleshooting.
  2. Check the cable both ends whether it is OK or broken.
  3. Check the same cable in another computer whether it transmit signals on another computer or not.
  4. After that check the cable at router end also.
  5. Make sure that there is nothing wrong with the plugs at either end.
  6. If there is no problem with the cable then you should proceed for troubleshooting.

Next, try this:

  1. Right click on your ethernet connection and disable it
  2. Unplug the wired connection
  3. Shut down your computer
  4. Disconnect the power to it (or take out the battery of your laptop)
  5. Wait for several minutes (10 should do it)
  6. Reconnect the cables
  7. Turn the machine back on
  8. Enable the ethernet connection if the machine doesn’t automatically enable it on start up

Did this tutorial solve your problem?

Let us know if the problem still persists.

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