Ethernet not plugged in

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MicroBoy, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. MicroBoy macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2008
    I have a MacBook Pro, and when I hot-swap (not literally swap it, but plug it in and out) my ethernet cable, the mac doesn't think there is one it.:eek:

    it takes a while to recognize that it is actually connected, sometimes 5-10 mins.

    is there anything I can do, like reset the ethernet card or something??
  2. toolbox macrumors 68020


    Oct 6, 2007
    Australia (WA)
    Have you tried another ethernet cable? you can also try the following

    SMC Reset (Macbook MacbookPRO)

    Reset PRAM

  3. scienide09 macrumors 65816


    May 5, 2007
    Odd. Are you turning off the Airport connection when you plug in the cable? Your MBP should spot the new, hardwired connection pretty much right away.

    Trying putting it to sleep, then waking it. Not an ideal solution, but likely better than waiting 5 to 10 min. for it to make the connection.
  4. CarlsonCustoms macrumors 6502

    Mar 5, 2007
    Mine started doing this all a sudden too. I took it to the apple store and they have to replace the whole logic board. Its being repaired as we speak. To diagnose the problem they booted from an external drive to make sure it wasn't just a software setting that was misadjusted.

    hope your's isnt the same problem becuase if its not under warranty its super expensive to fix.


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