ROUTER DOES NOT RECOGNIZE ETHERNET CABLE

If you can access the Internet on your computer when connected wirelessly, but your router does not recognize ethernet cable, proceed with the following troubleshooting instructions.

Fault Ethernet cable

  • Step 1:Check if the Ethernet cable is not faulty.
  • Step 2:If so, replace the faulty cable with a new one.

Re-establish the wired connection

  • Step 1:Unplug the Ethernet cable from your router and computer.
  • Step 2:Leave it for a few seconds and reconnect the Ethernet cable between them. Now, check that the issue router does not recognize ethernet cable is resoved.

Enable the Ethernet connection

  • Step 1:Launch the Settings screen on your computer (Windows 10).
  • Step 2:Select the Network & Security option.
  • Step 3:Click Status in the left panel and select the ‘Change adapter options’ option in the main panel.
  • Step 4:Locate your wired network connection and check its status. If it is disabled, right-click it and select the Enable option.
  • Step 5:This will enable the Ethernet connection.

Re-installing your Ethernet drivers

  • Step 1:Launch Device Manager on your Windows 10 computer.
  • Step 2:Navigate to the Network Adapters section.
  • Step 3:Search for your Ethernet adapter, right-click it, and choose the Uninstall option.
  • Step 4:Confirm it by selecting the OK option.
  • Step 5:Once you restart the computer, the Ethernet driver will be installed automatically. And check the issue router does not recognize ethernet cable.

Reset your router

  • Step 1:Find the Reset button on the rear panel of your router.
  • Step 2:With the wireless router turned on, hold the Reset button for 15 seconds.
  • Step 3:Wait until the router reboots.

WAN or LAN port

  • Step 1:Make sure you have connected the router’s power adapter to the power source.
  • Step 2:Power up the router and wait until the Power LED turns solid green or white.
  • Step 3:Take the Ethernet cable and then plug into the router’s LAN port and the router’s WAN port.
  • Step 4:Check if both the LAN and WAN LEDs stay lit. 
  • Step 5:Do the same to check the rest of the LAN port.
  • Step 6:If the LED does not turn on, it indicates that the port is not working.so you may get the issue router does not recognize ethernet cable.