Even though ethernet connections are better and faster than a wireless connections, they are still prone to technical and hardware-related issues. We say you’re not alone if your ASUS motherboard ethernet is not working.
The problem is mainly from the connection cables and ports. With the correct information, you can fix it quickly and start enjoying the features Ethernet connection offers.
Don’t worry. This article will demystify the ethernet connection problem on the ASUS motherboard and provide adequate solutions.
If you find this interesting, read along.
ASUS Motherboard Ethernet Not Working: Likely Causes
Hardware and software issues are the leading causes of the Motherboard Ethernet problem. However, user-related faults can also hinder the connection. Generally, below are possible causes of ASUS Motherboard Ethernet not working:
- Incorrect connection
- Faulty cables or ports
- Wrong BIOS settings
- Outdated system drivers
- Obsolete Windows
ASUS Motherboard Ethernet Not Working: DIY Causes
1. Check The Cables
The first part to check when your Ethernet connection is not working is the cables. Ensure the cables are well connected. Check that nothing is stuck in the Ethernet port that might be blocking the cables from tightening correctly.
Furthermore, inspect the latch in the cable port and ensure it’s not broken. A broken latch might result in a loose connection. If any cable is broken or damaged, replace it immediately. Straighten all twisted or bent parts accordingly. These issues are why your Ethernet connection might not be working. You can check if the network cable is well connected with the steps below:
- Go to the Start Menu and Click on Settings
- From the option, select Network & Internet
- Then press the Network and Sharing Center
- Select the Change adapter settings option. If you see the Network cable unplugged, that means the network cable is not connected appropriately.
- So, either plug it correctly or replace it with a new one.
2. Check Your Computer Ethernet Port
Your Computer Ethernet Port is an opening, usually located on the side or back of your computer. It is where you plug the Ethernet Cable. The port connects wired network components to an Ethernet LAN. If the port is faulty, your Ethernet connection will not work.
Sometimes, the port connection on the motherboard might break down because of the cable stress when you apply force to the port. The external cable may break or weaken the soldered connection on the ports too. Consequently, there will be connection failures.
If you want to determine if the port is faulty, place your hand underneath the Ethernet cord and gently lift it. If it establishes a connection immediately, then your Ethernet port pins are bent and faulty. There should be eight pins inside the port, and if it’s not complete, you will need to repair it.
3. Update Network Driver
Updating Network Driver is an old trick that usually solves motherboard Ethernet connection problems. You must try it as it could fix your computer connection problem as well. If you’re running Windows 10, you can update Network Drivers as follows:
- From the Search menu, type and Search Device Manager and click Enter button
- Select Open and inspect the arrow next to the Network Adapters
- Locate your cable network device and Right click.
- Select Uninstall device option
- Next, Enable Delete the Driver Software for this device
- Click on Uninstall to confirm
- When the software is uninstalled, please click on Action
- Now select Scan for hardware changes so your computer will update the network cable.
Afterward, retry the connection and check if it’s currently working. If the problem remains, try the following tips.
4. Update System Drivers and BIOS
Since the internet device doesn’t cause the problem, perhaps the computer itself is responsible for the problem. If your computer doesn’t have the latest driver version, it could cause an ethernet connection problem. We suggest you update your computer driver, especially if you have driver update requests already.
Updating system software improves system stability and optimization. With ASUS verified drivers, your Motherboard ethernet connection will run with the best performance. We recommend you update your system driver from MyASUS or the official website of ASUS.
You can update your system driver from ASUS’s official website as follows:
- Go to the official website.
- In the search bar, enter your Model Name and click Enter
- The search results will show up, select the Support Option and then click on Drivers & Tools.
- Jump to the Product Support site. Here you can download the drivers, BIOS, Utilities, and Users manual.
- Select Drivers & Utility from the Product support site
- Click on the Drivers & Tools option
- Please select your model name and scroll down the option to choose the OS version you use
- Find the file you want to download from the option and click on Download behind the file.
Let the process run automatically, and your system drivers will be updated. Retry the connection and see if it will work. If it doesn’t, then update the BIOS with the steps below:
- Follow the steps above, when you get to the Product support site, click on the Drivers & Utility Tab
- Now select BIOS & Firmware option
- Enter your model name, and you’ll see the list of BIOS available
- Please search for the file you want and click on the Download button behind it.
Follow other on-screen instructions to complete the download. Try the connection again and see if your motherboard ethernet will work.
5. Use Windows Troubleshooting Tools
Your computer operating systems have built-in troubleshooting tools that detect connection problems and automatically resolve them. So if you can’t find the problem source, your Windows might find it. You can run the Windows troubleshooting tools as follows:
- Click on Start Menu and Select Settings
- Find Network & Internet option and select it
- Inspect Basic network information. If you see no internet access, click on Troubleshooting to run Windows Network troubleshooter.
If your Windows Network Troubleshooter can’t fix the problem, continue reading.
6. Reset Your System
Suppose you’ve completed all the troubleshooting methods above, backup your files, and reset your computer. The reset will return your PC to its original configuration and should fix the ethernet connection problem.
7. Contact Manufacturer’s Support
If a system reset couldn’t fix the ethernet connection problem on your Motherboard, then do not hesitate to contact your manufacturer’s support system for more information and help.