Is there any Ethernet connection problem with your Windows operating system 10 and/or 7? Just don’t panic. Here are some very simple solutions to resolve your problem.
You must be able to get internet via your Wi-Fi device, but not able to connect to your Ethernet connection using the cable. So where is the issue? Probably, there is no problem with your internet connection but Ethernet cable, hardware, etc. So below are some solutions that can help you if you are not able to connect to Ethernet.
Try some different ports on your Internet Router
If the port with which your Ethernet cable is connected currently is damaged or not working fine, then you won’t be able to connect with the router. So in such case, just Unplug the Ethernet cable from that particular port and then plug-in it to some other port. Check if this resolves the issue.
Check Your Ethernet Cable
Check if your Ethernet cable is OK or it is damaged. For this, just use some other cable that is working fine. If it is the problem with Ethernet cable, then it should work after changing the cable.
Disable Your Antivirus or Windows Firewall Temporarily
It can happen that the installed antivirus or Windows Firewall may interrupt and stop you connection with the local network. You should turn them off temporarily just to check if your problem is fixed.
Confirm if Ethernet is Turned On or Enabled
If none of the above solutions work, then it is possible that Ethernet is turned off or disabled. To enable it, follow these steps:
- Use Win+R (Windows key + R) hotkey. It will launch Run Command dialog.
- Write ”devmgmt.msc” in that Run Command box and use the OK button. Doing this will open “Device Manager” window.
- In Device Manager window, find and explore “Network adapters” menu.
- After that, see if there is some down arrow icon just before the name of your Ethernet card device. If there is a down arrow icon, then it indicates that Ethernet card is disabled.
The screenshot added below will help you for the reference.
- Now you know that Ethernet is disabled on your PC, you have to enable it. For doing this, right-click on Ethernet device name and tap on “Enable” option visible in the right-click context menu.
This may resolve the issue.
Check If Network Card Driver Is Working
In the Device Manager window, if you see a “yellow exclamation mark” or a “question mark” just next to the name of your Network Device, then you must update the Network device driver.
You can simply access the manufacturer’s website or your Network device and get the correct driver. After this, you can manually update the driver.
By following all of these solutions, your Ethernet connection issue will be solved quickly and easily. Still, for some reason, if the problem continues, you should go to service center and check out your PC. May be, the Ethernet card is damaged. In such case, you will have to replace your Ethernet card.