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cannot get ethernet connection on my Lenovo ideapad y700

It was okay when I bought it, and could use the ethernet connection. But one day it just stopped working and I cannot find the reason why. The Wifi still works but I would really want to connect with ethernet beacause it is so much faster. It would be nice if someone knows how to fix this problem

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Re: cannot get ethernet connection on my Lenovo ideapad y700

look in the device manager and see if the device looks ok


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Re: cannot get ethernet connection on my Lenovo ideapad y700

Check the eithernet port CAT cable connection. If its anything link might Lenovo went to a cheaper RJ45 onboard connector and has a curved plastic door over the front I have to pry down to get my cable in. I found that a CAT6 connector was intermittent depending on the angle. A little down pressure or lying an item on the cable would make it connect.  I switch to a CAT 5e cable and its connector does not have the problem so I use 2ft cable to a coupler back to the CAT 6 cable now. The inner port wires don't make  a really good contact in the newer RJ45 cable ends. Don't know why but I doubt the ones on the are IEEE certified connect but cheap knockoff designs.

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