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Ethernet port deactivating itself randomly

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Ethernet port mostly doesn't work. Randomly starts working again sometimes and then stops after a while. I have been experiencing this for 2 years on and off. I did troubleshoot the ports a couple of times and updated them but no change. I would appreciate if you could help. Thanks.

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Welcome to the forum.

I am not a HP employee.


This is a tough one to troubleshoot because you also have the reliability of your ISP,  a modem, and possibly a router in the equation. Or maybe you should try a new data cable. Have you checked your PC's HP Support site for network adapter driver updates?


Is this the only PC wired to your LAN? Are other wired devices providing a consistent connection?


I also don't know the age of your PC; there are many Envy PCs made by HP.


You could check Amazon or NewEgg for a newer PCIe Ethernet adapter if you have an open PCIe slot on your MB or go wireless with a USB dual-band WIFI dongle.


You have options.



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