Works fine now, thanks for all the help. So again, my "ethernet" was saying connected as well, but from command line "ifconfig -a" was not showing connected. So if I go to system preferences and go to network it'll say "not connected" even though my ethernet cable is connected. Try reinstalling your ethernet drivers: In addition to technology, freelance journalist (and sometimes humorist) Lincoln Spector is a passionate cinephile who writes the Bayflicks.net movie blog. After you've reset the PRAM and edited Ethernet network Location preferences without resolving the issue, or if this seems beyond your level of comfort or expertise, then it's time to visit a Genius. Not sure what you're trying to accomplish. But if ethernet works in Linux, the problem is with Windows. Less, User profile for user: PCWorld helps you navigate the PC ecosystem to find the products you want and the advice you need to get the job done. Nov 10, 2011 12:23 PM in response to Nanotechnology I have tried multiple which I know work, I have tried re installing the drivers and even inputting the manual network settings but nothing works. D. DramaLLama macrumors 6502. If none of those tests fixes the problem, the problem is with your PC. I fixed this problem today.. If the network has multiple printers, check which printer … Version: 188.8.131.52 If your printer is connected to your Mac, make sure the printer cable is firmly connected, and the printer is plugged into an electrical outlet, and turned on. Unless you’re really good at fixing computers, I’d suggest you take the PC to a professional. So we switched it out and the computer still won't recognize that an ethernet cord has been plugged in. Apple doesn't make a USB-C to Mini DisplayPort adapter, so you won't be able to connect a 2016 or later MacBook Pro to the Apple Cinema Display, or any other monitor that uses a … I'd try a different Ethernet cable, connected directly from your router to your Mac. I'm currently trying to setup my router as the previous one broke but my laptop won't detect the ethernet cable being plugged in. Any help would be awesome. In response to Don Archibald. In response to Nanotechnology. Try connecting your Apple TV directly to your router, or cable or DSL modem using an Ethernet cable. Need help. turn the computer on and all is well with the world ! Click “Edit Locations.” Click the + icon to add New Location. Go to “System Preferences.” Find and go to “Network” settings. Ditto for firewire and USB, both of which are 'hot pluggable' by design. If you see Not connected below the name, right-click it and select Enable. Original poster. Show More. Thoroughly disgusted I went one step further and wiped everything on the computer and reinstalled Win7. Share this conversation. Date: 3/21/2017. Q: If you have an intermediate ethernet hub, switch, or router in the connection scheme, then you can connect a device to the hub/switch/router after the Mac has been booted and have it be recognized. network macbook-pro usb ethernet. In response to Nanotechnology. Category: Mac… I saw it from another user. Wireless works fine. Used half and full duplex settings. If it works, then the cable you were using is bad, or one of the connectors is bad. Okay, so I'm using a late 2013 27-inch iMac, Intel Core i5, running OS X 10.10 Yosemite Beta 2. Then select the Diagnostics button. In this article, we’ll show you how to resolve audio interface issues on your Mac. If you suspect the issue may lie with your Wi-Fi network, then another potential workaround is to connect your printer to your Mac using a physical cable. Show Less. 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