posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 08:29 PM
It sounds like you strictly have a hardware problem.
The “plugged/unplugged” indicator is based off of “link integrity pulses” that the other device sends. If the computer can’t detect the
pulses, then it’s not connected.
I you have the “plugged/unplugged” status changing randomly, then you have a loose connection.
Or, your network card/computer is starting to die/lose it’s mind.
Easiest way to fix it is change the cable with a known good one, and make sure all the connections are corrosion free.
If that doesn’t work, then change the Ethernet card.
Or get another complete computer/laptop to try.
If the problems go away, then the problem is with your cable, network card, or computer, respectively.
The sat modem may be dieing, but it's not likely.
Outside RF interference with an Ethernet connection is not likely, unless the Ethernet wiring is in bad shape.
I have a DSL modem setting within 10 feet of a 200W HF transceiver. The Ethernet wiring is running right by the transceiver to a computer I use for
One end of the antenna is within 40 feet of the phone line coming in.
I have operated 2mhz, 4mhz, 7mhz, 14mhz, 21mhz, 28mhz , all at full power (200 watts) without causing any Ethernet or dsl connectivity problems that I
[edit on 6-9-2010 by Mr Tranny]