How to Fix the "Network Cable Unplugged" Error Message
Here are some suggestions how to fix the Network Cable Unplugged error message:
1. Make sure the cable is connected properly. This is the simplest approach and very often verifying that the cable is connected properly is all it takes to fix things.
2. Check with an alternative cable, network adapter, or router. If you suspect the cable, network adapter, or the router is faulty, just replace them with functioning ones and see if the problem persists.
3. Update the driver of the adapter. If it is a software issue, try updating the driver of the network adapter.
4. Run a patch. For some software issues, such as Winsock problems, there is an Automated WINSOCK Fix for XP.
5. Check your connection settings. If you have set your connection or network adapter to go down after a specified interval of inactivity, change this so that you are always connected.
6. Contact your provider. One more step to take in an attempt to fix the Network Cable Unplugged error message is to contact your provider. If there is something wrong in the provider's network, even if everything is working properly on your side, you will still be unable to connect.
The fixes listed here aren't a complete list. There are many more cases and fixes in addition to the ones listed above, but these are just the most common and quickest ones. This is why you should start with them and see if they help. Also, if you are using a router, check its documentation because with routers, things can be further complicated.