Ok, ive been using a wired connection to my router for the past year on my desktop and it has been working perfectly fine. A relative asked me to update her desktop, so i unplugged the ethernet cable from my desktop and into hers. Her computer is quite old and only had a 10mbps port, whilst mine has a 10/100/1000 mbps port. After successfully downloading all updates needed on her computer, i shut it down, and plugged my ethernet cable back into my computer. I turned on, to find that i no longer have an internet connection. The LED on the cable no longer turns on when plugged into either end (router or computer) and windows 7 troubleshooting says "The "Local Area Connection" adapter is not working properly. This is not a driver problem as i have the most up to date driver for the port and my Local Area Connection says that the Network Cable is unplugged.
I'm fairly convinced i have broken my cable during transition from my relatives computer to mine, but just want confirmation of this before i go and buy them (they're dirt cheap to buy anyway).
Thanks in advance.