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  1. I’ve bought a new laptop and it wants me to use an Ethernet cable for some reason and not...


    I bought an acer predator Helios 300 and when I try to connect it wants me to use an Ethernet cable instead for some reason the laptop is refurbished as well I’ve posted some pics and I have no WiFi adapter for some reason

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    /u/ThrowawayQuestions91, Sep 22, 2020
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  2. Nikhar_K Win User

    Ethernet cable settings

    Hi Campbell,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    Please reply to the follow questions to get a better understanding on the issue:

    • What is the model number of your laptop?
    • Do you have a yellow exclamation on the network icon after connecting the cat 7 cable?

    However, you can follow the troubleshooting steps from
    Fix network connection issues in Windows
    .

    Also, I suggest you to check the laptop manual or laptop manufacturer to know whether the Ethernet port of your laptop supports cat 7 cable.

    Hope it helps.

    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Nikhar_K, Sep 22, 2020
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  3. Can an ethernet cable have a virus?

    Hey all. So when i used a desktop, obviously i use the laptop wired with ethernet cable. But i no longer use a desktop and thus use a laptop now. The thing is i connect it to external monitor almost always and thus use ethernet cable to use wired internet. Sometimes i use wifi if i bring laptop to somewhere else in apartment.But if you are planning to use it connected and on a desk, you should always use it wired with an ethernet cable right?


    I recalled wired is always faster. The thing is i don't have an ethernet cable now and just using it on wifi and it seems okay. But you would always suggest get an ethernet cable for you are using it on a desk where you don't move it right?



    Also i know this may sound like a dumb question. But could an ethernet cable carry a virus? Like imagine someone gives you an ethernet cable or you bought a used or or you bought a new one but it was actually returned and used. Is it possible for that to infect your laptop? Im going to buy an ethernet cable at one of these stores like computer shops but i want to know, is it possible an ethernet cable has virus? I would be connecting it from modem to an ethernet adapter connected to a usb port on my laptop. I know this may sound very foolish to ask this but i want to make sure. I ask this because i cannot order an ethernet cable directly from say amazon because of where im located now.
     
    paulyjustin, Sep 22, 2020
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  4. AndreTen Win User

    I’ve bought a new laptop and it wants me to use an Ethernet cable for some reason and not...

    Can an ethernet cable have a virus?

    Ethernet cable by itself can't carry a virus or malicious code. But for connecting to USB, you would have to get an adapter, which in theory can (there's some chips inside which make adapter from Ethernet to USB port). But is very unlikely.

    This is what you need, besides Ethernet cable... if you have one, you're good I’ve bought a new laptop and it wants me to use an Ethernet cable for some reason and not... :)


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    AndreTen, Sep 22, 2020
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