Ethernet Not Working Windows 10 - Solved

In this section you will learn how to fix Ethernet not working Windows 10 computer.

Simple Solutions

Before performing the advanced methods, try these simple solutions to fix the “Ethernet not working on Windows 10” issue.

  • Unplug and reconnect the Ethernet cable if it is not connected securely.
  • Make sure that your Ethernet cable is not damaged.
  • Connect the cable to the different network ports of your computer and the router.
  • If necessary, restart your computer and the router.
  • Connect the same Ethernet cable to another computer and check whether or not the Ethernet connection is working on it. If yes, then your current computer’s hardware might be damaged. Repair it to fix the issue.

Advanced methods

Running Network Troubleshooter

  • First, open the Settings application on your Windows 10 computer.
  • Click the Update & Security option followed by Troubleshoot. Go to the Internet Connections section.
  • Click the Run the troubleshooter button.
  • Run the network troubleshooting by following the rest of the instructions displayed on the screen.
  • After running the network troubleshooting successfully, restart your Windows 10 computer.

Enabling the Ethernet Devices option

  • Open the Device Manager window.
  • Expand the Network Adapters menu by clicking the down arrow beside it.
  • Select your Ethernet device and right-click on it.
  • Click on the Enable Device option.

Updating the Ethernet Device Drivers

  • Navigate to the Device Manager window and expand the Network Adapters menu.
  • Select and right-click on your Ethernet device.
  • This time, click on the Update Driver option.
  • Update the drivers by following the prompts displayed on the screen.
  • Once the driver is updated, restart your Windows 10 computer.

Now, check if the Ethernet is working on Windows 10. If not, perform the next method given below.

Enabling the Ethernet connection

If the Ethernet connection is disabled on your Windows 10 computer, then you may encounter this issue. To check and enable the Ethernet connection, follow the below instructions.

  • In the Run dialog box, run the ncpa.cpl command to open the Network Connection screen.
  • Select and right-click on your Ethernet connection.
  • Click Enable.
  • If prompted, type your Windows 10 computer password in the given field.

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