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Old February 10th, 2023, 08:38 PM
Bremang Bremang is offline
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Ethernet connection disappeared - windows 7

Windows 7
Macbook Air mid 2012 running bootcamp

My ethernet lan connection icon has disappeared from my network connections in the control panel.

I have router with an ethernet line that goes into a hub, which connects to my macbook air via usb. This setup has lasted me 9 years with no issues.

I have tried restarting, shutting down windows, restarting the modem, using a different ethernet cable, removing and putting the usb hub back to the laptop. No luck. Still no icon.

My drivers are a tricky issue because of bootcamp. I dont think i can just reinstall a driver

Any ideas?
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Old March 23rd, 2023, 07:01 PM
Ensign Tzap Ensign Tzap is offline
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Check to see if the other devices connected to the Hub are still working.
If they aren't.
Try switching the cable from the Hub to a different router port.
Or, switch the cable {Use a known good cable to go from the Router to the hub.}
If by switching to a different Port on the Router solves it.
You may have too replace the Router.

Also, check the USB Port, to make sure it is working.
{Take a USB Thumb Drive and plug it into the USB Port to check that it is working.}
If not, see if you can use a different USB Port for the Hub.
If USB Port is working.
Try switching out the USB cable {Use a known good cable to go from the hub then to your computer.}
See if that solves it.

Quick Question; When this happened.
Was there a strong lightning storm in the area?
Indirect lightning strikes will play havoc with phone and LAN lines.
I know, my LAN Port on my computer was take out this way.

Good luck!

Signed: Ensign Tzap

Last edited by Ensign Tzap; March 23rd, 2023 at 07:44 PM. Reason: more info
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