ethernet displays connected with no ethernet cord plugged in?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dukeace2094, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Hey guys so I noticed the past month or so my computer took forever to find my wifi. Lazy, i put it off until now. Upon going to the network preferences i discovered that my computer thinks that i have an ethernet cable plugged in when really i dont. Could this be slowing down the wifi detection process and does anyone else hvae the same issue?

    FYI: 2008 MacBook Pro 15' 2.93 Core 2 Duo 4GB Memory 320 Harddrive
    *OSX LION WITH ALL UPDATES*

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  2. macrumors 603

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    Do you, or have you used a USB Dongle before?

    It doesn't show the ethernet port on the Mac (direct) as being connected/used. It shows en4, or virtual ethernet etc.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    nope. not that i know of, at least. i do have a program called usb prober? possibly same effect? dont even know why i have it...
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    Do you use Parallels/VMWare/VirtualBox or similar? On Windows at least, they set up virtual network adaptors to give the guest PCs network access. It might be the same in OS X.
     

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