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Local Area Connection won't enable

Q: Local Area Connection won't enable

I'm not sure if the title of this thread is the problem, or only the beginning, but here goes...

I don't know what my fiance did to his computer but somehow the Local Area Connection got disabled. When I tried to enable it, it gets stuck on Acquiring Network Address and it doesn't seem to be able to pick up the IP address.

It's running on Windows XP, but lately now Windows takes several minutes to come up every time I reboot...

I'd be glad to give more info but I don't even know where to begin, so let me know what more information I can provide. (I'm on my computer now, but in the same room.)


A: Local Area Connection won't enable

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I need to reinstall my wireless router, but can only do so with a wired connection. My local area connection is disabled and the enable feature keeps failing. I cannot get connected with the ethernet cable. I am now at Starbucks using their wifi, so what I can try is limited since my wired connection is at home. But hopefully someone can help me get the local area connection enabled?

A:Cannot enable local area connection

Try deleting the network card in device manager then reboot should automatically reinstall the network card and allow your network connection to be used.

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Hello. I have a Asus G73 laptop and yesterday i tried to connect to my broadband connection. But it won't connected because Local Area Connection is disabled, i don't know why it's disabled.
So problem is when i try to enable it i got BSOD :| (Right after 'Enabling...' message)

System Spec:
Laptop is factory refurbished and using it about 5-6month. It comes with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

A:BSOD when try to Enable 'Local Area Connection'

Problem Devices:
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8168&SUBSYS_16D51043&REV_06\47574716684CE00000 This device is disabled.
Were you aware the above device is disabled? Was there a reason you disabled it? I would recommend enabling it and making sure the drivers are up to date for it. You should be able to find the drivers at the laptop's support site.
Security Software: ??? Make sure to install security software. I recommend either of these:Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows coupled with Malwarebytes. Do not start the free trial of Malwarebytes. Just use the standalone version, update it, and scan your computer once a week with Malwarebytes and with Microsoft Security Essentials.

Good and Free system security combination.

After installing your security software, update it, and then run full scans today with each program. Report back the results of the scans.
And no, Sandboxie is not adequate security...
I recommend that you remove MSI Afterburner; it is known to cause system instability.
You have a lot of potential problems on your system; way too many programs installed and running. One of the latest crashes blames Connectify. Nearly all crashes are network related, so they may also be due to Connectify.

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hello, sir

need a batch file to Enable and Disable The Local Area Connection


A:Need some help to Enable and disable the local area connection

Found it thanx'

@echo on
netsh interface set interface "Local Area Connection" DISABLED
netsh interface set interface "Local Area Connection" ENABLED

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I know a similar thread was posted on this problem but following the directions in that thread did not help me.

Here's what I'm looking at. I'm running Win7 with a Lynksys Cable/DSL router and a Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller. At start up, my wired internet connection is showing as no internet access. In order to gain internet, I must disable and then enable my local area connection. There are four computers in total using this router. Mine is the only one using Win7 and the only one not able to access the internet at start up. I can see the other computers on the network at start up. So this is definitely a computer specific issue.

I've checked the Device Manager at start up and there is no conflict showing with the Broadcom controller. I've checked the device driver and it shows that I am up to date. The file version is Broadcom

Here are the results for IPCONFIG/ALL

Before Disable/Enable steps:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : CyndyNew
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . ... Read more

A:Must disable/enable local area connection at startup

Do you have all the Windows 7 updates and installed as well as the latest drivers from broadcom for the ethernet controller?

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Dear Guys:

I recently just got broadband internet. The problem is, whenever I shut down then restart the computer, I have to disable and enable the Local Area Connection in order for it to connect.

When I click on CHange Adaptor Settings, it shows a Local Area Connection with NVIDIA nFore Network Controller, and a Local Area Connection 2 with MArvell Yukon 88E8053 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller.

In order to get the internet to connect, I have to disable the NVIDIA, not the Marvell Yukon.

A:Need to disable-enable Local Area Connection every time

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Please help! I have been trying to "fix" this issue on my laptop for the past month, on and off. I have been using other sources to access the internet reading up on resolutions on this issue and all kinds of forums. I am knowledgeable, but not able to understand some of the fixes and terms that I have come across. I feel like I've tried everything and still I cannot access the internet on my PC wired or wireless.

I have a Toshiba Satellite L505-GS5038. I tried to release & renew my ipconig. Please see below for ipconfig.
Please help!!!


Windows IP Configuration

No operation can be performed on Local Area Connection while it has its media disconnected.

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::99c7:7719:23ee:4b4d%11
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter isatap.{94D24E85-E5CD-4F09-9936-AE48393A2683}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

C:\windows\syst... Read more

A:Solved: Local Area Connection/Wireless Network Connection Doesn't Have a Valid IP Con

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XPS 8700, Windows 7, using an Ethernet cable.
The Internet Access icon (in the system tray) will display a red X, then the icon will show spinning, then the icon will appear normal. It takes about 10-seconds for the entire process to occur.
During this time, connectivity to the Internet is lost. I'm using an Ethernet cable to connect.
Typically, it occurs when I'm asking for lots of data rapidly (e.g., flipping through online photos quickly or streaming a large video).
It always fixes itself. But, it's disruptive to my surfing... and annoying.
How might I fix this? Thanks.

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I have a Windows 7 Home Premium computer that is not connected to the internet. I have checked the drivers and they are all installed correctly and operational. When I go into the adapter settings there is no Local Area Connection adapter. I have included some screen shots of what I am seeing if they help.


A:Local Area Connection missing from network adapters, no connection

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

In that computer management window (while Device Manager is selected in the left pane), select View from the menu bar. Then uncheck View hidden devices. Do you see any Network adapters now?

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I was just wondering what the 1394 Connection icon was next to my Local Area Connection 2 icon in the Network Connections folder on Windows XP. Could I somehow connect thru that? Also it is enable and says I am connected however there is 0 packets being sent and received? Should I disable this or does it matter?

A:What is the 1394 Connection icon next to my Local Area Connection 2?

You can disable it if you want. This is for your Firewire port on your PC/Laptop you can use this to interconnect between 2 firewire controllers that support this function. Its just another form of computer connecting like Ethernet, and wireless. and USB. and COM port.

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Ok so I've looked around this forum and other forums for how to get back the Local area connection and i get stuck. In the Network Connections, I only have "1394 Net Adapter" and no Local Area Connection. What's going on. They say make sure in the device manager it is not disabled. But I only have the 1394 Net Adapter driver in the Network Adapters. Where is my local area connections driver ? Its not there !

I have a clear modem (CPEi 25150) and a D-Link wireless router (DIR-601) and they are connected and set up. It all worked fine before I reset my PC back to factory settings and wiped out everything, but now this happens and I can't get on the Internet. Help ?

A:Local Area Connection missing and no Internet Connection.


Have you tried going to "Add hardware" in control panel?

Start -> Control Panel -> Add Hardware -> Click next, and it should detect the network adapter is connected to your computer but hasn't been installed and it should install it for you.

Post back here with results aswell

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I have used boot & nuke to wipe clean an older XP desktop. Then I used the XP installation disk to get going to the basic installation that enables the computer to function.

The plan is to get the network card working and then use updates and auto-detect to configure the remaining drivers. I have done this with some success on a couple of other older XP machines previously.

I opened the case and worked out that the board is an Intel D865PERL. By going to the Intel website on another machine I have downloaded the network card drivers, copied it to a USB stick and then transferred the drivers to the machine being re-built. They all appear to have installed correctly - when I go to device manager it says that the "Intel(R) PRO/1000 CT Network Connection" is working properly.

When I go to Network Connections it says that the Local Area Connection is enabled. But in the details pane it reports the following:

IP Address:
Subnet Mask:
Assigned by DHCP

I have cross referenced the network configuration against another XP machine and confirmed that the TCP/IP properties are configured to obtain IP address automatically etc.

ipconfig /all in the command prompt reports the following:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : stratus
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

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A:Local Area Connection enabled but no IP address and no connection

IP addresses of all zeros are normally caused by one of the following.

DHCP Service not running.
Duplicate IP address on the network.
Bad NIC card drivers.
Defective NIC hardware.

Check Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services. The DHCP Client service should be Started and its Startup Type should be Automatic.

Turn off ALL of the computers and other network connected devices, restart (power cycle) the router, then restart all the computers and other network devices.

Check for upgraded drivers and/or reload the Network drivers.

Replace the Network Interface Card.


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Two computers that run on Windows XP are hooked up to the internet through a linksys wired broadband router. The router seems to work fine because my daughter's computer receives internet fine but on the main computer a message constantly pops up saying that "LOCAL AREA CONNECTION HAS LIMITED OR NO CONNECTIVITY" And then usually after that the internet disconnects. I'm thinking that it has something to do with the main computer and not the router because the message never shows up on my daughter's computer. Sometimes the message just says "NETWORK CABLE IS UNPLUGGED" can the computer not sense the cable is there?

for the connection from the modem to the router there is a CAT5e patch cable.
for the connection from the main computer to the router there is a CAT5 cable
for the connection from the router to my daughter's computer there is a CAT5e cable

Should I get a different cable for the main computer to router connection?
Is there anyway that it could be the computer and how would I fix that?

A:Bad Local Area Connection

check your local area connection...

double click my network places icon on your desktop...

click on the "view network connections" on your left...

Open Network Connections.
Under LAN or High-Speed Internet, click the connection that you want to repair, and then, under Network Tasks, click Repair this connection.
If your connection does not work after you click Repair this connection, try the following steps:
Check the status indicator lights on the DSL or cable modem to verify that the connection to your Internet service provider (ISP) is working.
Turn off the DSL or cable modem and, then turn it on again.
If your Internet connection is not working after these steps, contact your ISP.
Click to expand...

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I keep getting this pop up from my Zone Alarm stating that I have a Local Area Connection Unplugged? Does anyone know what this means? Is someone getting into my system?

Please help


A:Local Area Connection?????

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Helloo! First post here!

My problem is the following:
I am already connected to the internet via a Broadband connection, yet my local area connection appears in the list too, saying there is no connection available trough it. I would like to disable the local area connection but still keep my broadband connection going.

As you see in the picture, the icon shows that the internet connection isn't active and that annoys me, so i would like to make in such way that it only shows the broadband connection and not the network connection, so the icon looksa s it should look.


A:Local area connection

Quote: Originally Posted by 2stubborn2die

Helloo! First post here!

My problem is the following:
I am already connected to the internet via a Broadband connection, yet my local area connection appears in the list too, saying there is no connection available trough it. I would like to disable the local area connection but still keep my broadband connection going.

As you see in the picture, the icon shows that the internet connection isn't active and that annoys me, so i would like to make in such way that it only shows the broadband connection and not the network connection, so the icon looksa s it should look.


Open Start, type "network connections" (without the quotes) and press Enter. Right click the Local Area Connection and select disable.

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ok so about 6 months ago one of my friends went on my computer and messed it up, pretty bad. i have a dell dimension 3000 with windows xp. and my internet (dsl) always goes on and off but not on the router (all the lights are green all the time) its the little icon with the two computers in the taskbar. its on for exactly 21 seconds then goes off for 3 seconds then back on and etc...
i have been trying to fix it for along time but i really need help because it makes everything internet related very hard. so if anyone can please help i would really appreciate it

ohh and one more thing, when i start my computer the first thing that comes up is a message telling me to find photogallery or something and im confused so if you know what to do please get back.
-thanks alot guys

A:local area connection going on and off, PLEASE HELP ME!!!

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I have tried everything the wireless on my laptop (Dell Inspiron) works fine but with Ethernet cable I CANT log on i've tried every ipconfig release,renew but it keeps coming up Media State ..............................Media Disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix

Help please


A:local area connection

Have you tried another Ethernet cable, maybe the one you have is bad, what do you connect to, is it a router or modem and who is your ISP ?

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All - I am embarrased to post this but I am getting desperate. I upgraded a friend's computer from Win98 to Win 2000. After completing this successfully, I tried to setup their internet connection (cable modem with a wireless router, though this computer is ethernet connected to the router). Unfortunately, the computer cannot see the cable modem even though their ISP can ping the router and modem. Windows 2000 did not 'plug-n-play' the modem or router for some reason.
So, I tried to add a network connection but the computer did not see the modem or router. In the Network Connections folder, there was no 'Local Area Connection', only 'Add New Connection'. What gives? Do I have to add my network adapter too? Thanks for your help.

A:No Local Area Connection

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A pop up keeps saying that a network cable is unplugged also Local Area Connection 3

A:local area connection 3

More information is required. Are you connecting to the internet wired or wirelessly? If wirelessly. it is just telling you that you do not have a network cable plugged in, which you know, as you are connected wirelessly. If you are connected wired, try replacing the Ethernet Cable, try a different port on the router. Go to your computer manufacturers support/download drivers site and type in your service tag# or your make and model # and download the network adapter driver for your computer.

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hi, i have upgraded to aol platinum from standard dial up. Only i am getting this little box on connection telling me that :"local area connection 2, speed 576kbps,, status: limited or no connectivity."
Any ideas as to what it means?
also i paid for 1mbps, but am only getting 57kbps. Can i get it to go any quicker. namely as to what i paid for?
thanks chaps and chapesses.
dunce hussar

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how do I restore the local area connection in my windows xp?


A:local area connection

Did you plug the ethernet cable in?

That's a very general question with a ton of possible answers. Please provide some more details if you want us to help.

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the "local area connection" adapter is not working properly. then it says detect. actiontec dsl. They told me to download driver upgrade and put on disc then use it on computer and still no internet

A:local area connection

We need to have information on make and models of all your the equipment please.

Who is the ISP (Internet Service Provider)
Any other machines working - give details
How the PC or more are all connected - full details
What windows version is used - xp, vista, windows7, etc

-> firewall blocking - what firewall / secruity program do you have ?
-> wireless Encryption - Remove any wireless encryption from the router, and try to connect - post back results
-> The wireless is not switch on - most laptops have a physical switch or uses FN + f key to toggle on/off

you will need to copy the following into notepad and copy onto a working internet connected PC - using a thumbdrive/flashdrive/cdrw etc
{ipconfig /all}
We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all

-> Start > run {search bar in Vista} > cmd > ipconfig /all
post back the results here
TWO Methods to do that - if you cannot access the internet with PC, then use method 2 to copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

Method ONE -------------------------------------------------------------
start > run {search bar in Vista} > cmd > ipconfig /all

rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

Method TWO -------------------------------------------------------------

Start> Run {search bar in Vista}> CMD to open a DOS window and type:

IPCONFIG /ALL >C:\RESULT.... Read more

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I just re-installed XP on my computer. And now under network connections there is no 'local area connection'. I've tried creating a new connection but can't seem to get the internet up and working.

Please help!

A:no local area connection

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Hi...I have have a (new),icon/shortcut added to my Network Connections folder.
This has never been there,and I'm seeking some support/help/info about this.
Where to start??
I'm running Win Xp home Sp2,1400Athlon,SB Audigy,ATI 9550,everything is up to date,software wise,my comp is about 6 years old....I'm having no problems with it's operation.Havent installed any new hardware,in years........
I'll also add...I have not just made any MS updates,so I know that didn't have any thing to do with the changes...It's been a couple of months..... I'm behind on updates.....
I'm using a dial up modem (nothing else avail for my area).
I frequently use the (Windows Task manager),via Ctrl/Shift/Esc.... Due to the dial up configuration,sometimes things are slow,so I'll bring up the task manager,and view the (Networking),Tab... To verify that I am actually networking via the internet.
Such as when uploading email,with an attachment of good size,it takes a while.
So I'll click the bring up the Task manager,and view the Neworking screen,to make sure things are transmitting,sorta speak...

Yesterday,about noon,I did this very thing.....
When the Task manager came up displaying the networking screen.... I had,Two screens.Where before there was just the one screen,and it was for my internet connection,and it displayed,my provider name,and showed the graph,relating to network traffic.....Just as it should.
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A:Local Area Connection 2 ... ???

Hi....anyone reading the start of this thread....... the (Local Area Connection 2) that was found in my...(Network Connections), is gone ....... No longer their........
I was in the middle of many sites .......and didn't want to do a reboot,nor would I have figured it would have made any diff.....
I shut down,at about midnite..... Turned comp off.......
Started comp back up at 10am Tue,and the new addition to my (Network Connections),was gone........ There is no longer,an icon for (Local Area Connection 2)
It was their configured and all,then it was gone......... Ya got me !!!!
In any case.....Unless I start a new thread,in continuation of this one,
I personally declare "This case in question,closed".............
Thanks for any time you invested in reading the thread...

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I have Windows XP on my computer. On the control panel when I click Network Connections/Local Area Connection I see that my Local Area Connection is disabled. When would I click Enable and when would I click disable as to my Local Area connection? Thank you very much. Murrar

A:Local Area Connection

You only need the LAN conn if your not using your Broadband conn or if on the move and in a wifi hotspot.

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Hi ^^

I download a lot of anime, music and stuff like that. In the process, I downloaded a couple trojans. I ran a program called Trojan Hunter and it cleared them out. Unfortunately, it also cleared out whatever it is that connects me to the internet.

I figured I would just reformat and call it good. So I saved all my work and went on with it. Once I got all the drivers installed and the programs I need back on, I tried to connect to the internet. No dice. I'm not sure what happened or what I need to do to get back online. I tried the "ipconfig /all" in the cmd, but I get:

"Windows IP Configuration"

And that's it. I tried switching cables with the laptop, reset the router and modem, and still nothing. Any ideas as to what I might be forgetting?

Thanks for your help ^^;


A:No Local Area Connection

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I am trying to hook up a VISTA computer to communicate with the internet. Using XP you had to go in and select the Local Area Connection and place the IP, Subnet,Default and then the DNS1 and DNS2 in the local area connection block and save and then you could get on the internet. How in the H--- do you do it in VISTA. Pulling out my hair Help Please!

A:Local Area Connection

Go into control pane --> network and sharing center, manage network connections on the left hand side, right click the network adaptor and click properties.

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When i am on the internet sometimes the connection will give out and the only way to get back on the internet is to reset the Local Area Connection, its getting really annoying like once every hour, how can i fix this?

A:Local Area Connection

Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

Name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
Make and exact model of the broadband modem.
Make and exact model and hardware version of the router (if a separate unit).
Model numbers can usually be obtained from the label on the device.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP (Home or Pro), SP1-SP2-SP3, Vista (Home, Business, Ultimate), etc.
The Internet Browser in use, IE, Firefox, Opera, etc.

Please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.

If you're using a wireless connection, have you tried a direct connection with a cable to see if that changes the symptoms?
For wireless issues, have you disabled all encryption on the router to see if you can connect that way?
Have you connected directly to the broadband modem to see if this is a router or modem/ISP issue?
If there are other computers on the same network, are they experiencing the same issue, or do they function normally?

On any affected computer, I'd also like to see this:

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

Type the following commands on separate lines, following each one with the Enter key:





Right click in the comm... Read more

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I recently had wireless internet hooked up at my home so I can use my laptop. I tried to set it up with Verizon but I couldnt connect to the internet. Verizon told me I had no 'local area connection" how do I go about getting one or installing it?

A:local area connection

what modem or router have you got to access the internet

Are you paying Verizon for a broadband connection , if so how is this supplied by telephone or cable ?

make and model of the PC
what windows version are you running

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local area connection is not appear in mynetwork places in xp operating system

A:local area connection is not appear

Can you check if you have the proper drivers for your network card?
Go to control panel, system, hardware tab, and look around. Is your network card listed? See any yellow exclamation marks?

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My damn computer (as i'm typing) says in a pop up in the lower right corner Local Area Connection - "A network cable unplugged" for a sec and goes away and it's slowing down my computer ! Whats the cause of this?

A:Local Area Connection

A few things can cause this. They include:
Poor connection between your NIC and the cable.
Poor connection between the cable and the hub/router/switch/modem.
Faulty cable.
Faulty NIC.
Faulty hub/router/switch/modem.

My suggestion is to make sure its properly pushed in on both ends, and if it continues get another cable.

I have moved this thread from Distributed Computing to Storage and Networking, please post threads in the proper forum in the future.

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I shut down my computer a few days ago and when I restart it does not connect. I get the following statement, " Local area connnection unpluged via Rhine II Fast Ethernet. However I also get "1394 Connection Connected.
Thus I am able to use my laptop. Any suggestions?


A:Local Area Connection

sounds as if the 1394 adapter (used for Firewire) got bridged to your LAN adapter.

checkout the properties of both in View Network Connections.

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Newbie here.
Someone call tell me what happen??i cannot see Local Area Connection (see picture below)
but i can access internet.why this happen..virus or what.tqvm 4 feedback

A:Cannot see Local Area Connection

Can you get to Network Connections when you click "Change Adapter Settings" in upper left part of Network and Sharing Center?

Scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware free if you are concerned.

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Hi. i have a acer aspire 5720 running vista 32bit. i recently got a new router. all the other computers in the house can access the internet but i cannot and im not sure why. I have the internet with virgin media with a netgear router.
I saw a error sign by the 6to4 adaptor driver and while trying to follow some advice on another forum deleted it and now i cannot get it back, but im not even sure if that was the problem.
This is the computer info. can someone please help?


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A:Local area connection only

is your wireless card listed in device manager? start > type device manager in the search box, click on it in the menu > click the + sign @ network adapter there a wireless card there?

can you connect wireless anywhere else ?

have you tried to renew the ip address ?

doe the internet work with an eathernet cable ?

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hi, ive got virgin media broadband, but i cannot get it to work properley, the only way i can get online is when i detach my telephone adaptors and attach the computor on its own, have phoned virgin many times, bought new telephone adaptors, and yes ive had the adsl filter in the phone socket first, i get the message local area connection network cable unplugged, my broadband modem is lighting up properley, please can you help a complete novice aged 69 with a very angry wife. thanks

A:local area connection

Well, from the description, you appear to have phone wiring issues, or you're missing a filter someplace in the house. A defective filter could also cause this.

Disconnect ALL the phone equipment of any kind and connect the modem. Make sure it's working normally. Then, connect one phone (with filter) at a time until it stops. Try a new filter first to see if it's just a defective filter at that point.

If all else fails, this is my fix for poor interior wiring.

Purchase a DSL splitter and install it at the telco service entrance. Run a direct line from the DSL port on the splitter directly to the DSL modem. Connect all of the other phone instruments to the telephone output of the DSL splitter. All of the DSL analog side wiring should be CAT3 or better twisted pair from the telco service entrance to the DSL/ADSL modem. You can use one of the twisted pairs in CAT5 cable if you have that on hand.

This is as good as it gets for DSL installations, and will usually solve in-house wiring issues.

Here's a good detailed description of the process: DSL Wiring Upgrade Tutorial

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hello every one
I have problem can any one help me please
i havn't (Local Area Connection ) in network connection in my computer why ?
what I must to do to make (Local Area Connection)?
thanks for any help

A:Local Area Connection

the link might help


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I built a computer about a month ago and after a day or two of troubleshooting got all the hardware and software working. Even the local area connection internet was working (using vista 32 bit)

Then a week ago I moved to a different apartment and plugged it in, but no internet. So I figured it might just resolve itself and was a weird bug but it persisted. I installed windows 7 64 bit and got the same problem. The local area connection either shows "A cable is unplugged" or if I change it to 10 mb Full Duplex it shows "Limited or no Connectivity". Recently I bought windows xp 32 bit and still, after two installs it is doing this.

Things I have tried
-the netsh reset thing
-the ipconfig renew thing
-uninstalling ipv6
-installing and uninstalling all of the hardware drivers one by one
-switching cables

important note- If I haven't installed the ethernet driver my computer detects the network card as a controller and doesn't have the local area connection problem.

And the cable when connected to my laptop works fine...

Also, my college uses dhcp. Heres my ipconfig /all-

node type- unknown
ip routing enabled- no
WINS proxy enabled- no

Physical Address
DHCP Enabled- Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled- Yes
IP Address-
Subnet Mask-
Default Gateway-
DHCP Server-


A:Local Area Connection

Vista has caused many of my clients computers problems when it came down to drivers (especially networking).

The best cause of action is to download the correct vista driver pack for your current addapter and put it on a cd or usb stick. Then remove the network addapter using device manager and restart your computer - when it asks for driver location on restart just press cancel. Then run the relevant driver pack you previously download and hopefully this will sort out your problem.

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I got my Local Area Con to work in this few days, connecting two of mine pc-s with cable and both of them got internet now...

Problem is:

on my first pc wich have direct conection to a modem, in My Network Places, where are shared data folders from both machines.... both shared data folders are in "THE INTERNET" Category, while on my other machine are separeted in two categories "Local Network" - PC without modem and "The Internet" - PC with modem or direct link to internet.

Here are the Screenshots:

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Hi Guys,
I am having a problem with my network connection on an XP PC. 3 times already today, the Local Area Connection in The Networks folder in Control Panel has disabled itself.

I simply re-enable it and everything is fine.

Any ideas on why this happens ???


A:Local Area Connection

Disable the XP SP2 firewall and monitor this...

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Hi All,

I am a relative beginner and I am having a problem that is beyond my ability.

I am using windows XP on my PC, I have got AOL Gold Broadband, I have also had fitted a Linksys Wireless G Card. Which works ok with my daughters Laptop. However it kept showing a message on my PC that "Local Area Connection" is unplugged. After ensuring that my connections were ok, & trying various things my son-in-law fitted a wireless card to my PC. Now I am getting the following error message "Local Area Connection 2" is unplugged. I now cannot get onto AOL Broadband at all. When I try to logon to AOL I am getting the following message "Home DNS Server Unreachable or Unavailable (24-01-08-033).
Can you help? Is it a Software Problem? Hardware Problem or a Virus?

A:Local Area Connection

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I have been trying to figure out why I can't get my computer connected with the internet. I have tried the repair connection, but there is no change. It tells me that it is connected to my DSL modem '100.0mbs', but it is not connecting to the internet.

I checked the netsh interface and it shows:

Admin State Type Interface Name
Enabled Dedicated Local Area Connection
Enabled Dedicated Local Area Connection 3
Enabled Dedicated Local Area Connection

I have another computer connected to the DSL modem and to the internet. I checked the netsh interface and it only has 1 Local Area Connection listed.

Is there something that I am missing or not checking?

A:Local Area Connection 3?

Is your DSL modem a modem only or is it a modem/router combo? If the former, you usually need to power cycle the modem when switching computers.

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this problem is on my other computer. im using comcast high speed internet.
i have wireless internet going from my desktop and my laptop.
on my desk top it says im connected to my router but can not find internet connection.

i have talked to comcast and they say that it is a problem with my router. but i have eliminated the rounter and hooked straight up to my pc and it still does not work.

also on my network connections i have a wireless connection but my local area connection is gone. could my netwrok card be bad???

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Well ive just come from the OS department and re-installed windows.
Problem is, everthing is default. I have no nore ''local area connection'''or ''wireless connection'' tabs anymore in the network connections folder.
Ive tired our ISP cd, no good.
Can i pls get any assistence in seting these up again like i had on my previous setup. This problem has me baffled.
thankyou in adance!!

A:Set-up of Local Area connection.

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hello, im trying to create a network bridge so i can connect to xbox live using my laptop but there is no local area connection icon or anything. im running a SONY VAIO VPCCA1S1E/G with windows 7 home premium 32 bit, how can i get the icon or something to make it work? help is appreciated :)

A:no local area connection help please!

Hi thefirstandlast, on your windows 7 pc, click on the windows orb/start menu, type in network and sharing center, press enter, then click on "change adapter settings" on the left side. Do you see a "Local Area Connection" there? If so, right click it and make sure it is enabled. You can make sure it is enabled by seeing it has the option to disable.

It might be missing from your taskbar. To see if this is the issue, right click your taskbar, and click properties, then click on Customize under the notification area section of the Taskbar tab. Make sure the "Network" icon has the behavior set to show icon and notifications.

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ever since today my computer started having this error message saying network cable unplugged or something. my computer can't shut down. everytime i shut it down it restarts back up. the only way to shut it down is to shut the power. please help! internet doesnt work too.

A:local area connection help

If you have a PCI NIC,here are some possibilities -

Faulty NIC.
Poor connection between your NIC and the cable.
Poor connection between the cable and the hub/router/switch/modem.
Faulty cable.
Faulty hub/router/switch/modem.

Look in the Device manager.Does any network component have a yellow symbol next to to it ?

Try moving the NIC to another PCI slot,then restart the computer.
Windows should reinstall it.

Buy another NIC

System restore.

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I have set Local Area Connection as first choice, Wireless Network Connection as second. In the tray icon,it is finding for the connection, it took almost 2 min.or so to find the LAN connection.  I have set the metric of LAN to 10 and wireless connection to 12 and also disable wireless connection. I would like it to start directly to local area connection at start up instead of searching for others before to local area connection. My OS. Windows 7 ultimate.
         Thanking you.

A:Local Area Connection

I have set the metric of LAN to 10 and wireless connection to 12 and also disable wireless connection.
Metric?  Mind explaining what that is?  As far as I know, you don't have to set anything.  Given a choice between a wired and wireless connection, Windows will always connect to the wired first by default.  Also, once your ethernet cable is always plugged in, Windows shouldn't have to "search" for other connections before "finding" the LAN connection.  If that is happening to you, something is definitely wrong.

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Hey guys, I just reinstalled XP on my laptop and I tried to connect to the internet with a cable modem and when i looked the local area connection wasnt there. I dodnt have any connection and i am using a router. I tried the Connection Wizard and tried to make a new home/small office connection but that didnt work eather.

A:Local Area Connection

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I just installed a new XP Home on my Dell laptop.

My main destop in connected to the internet via Cox. However, I can't connect to the internet on my laptop. I have run a cable from my desktop to another room and connected to a D-Link. I used a DP-G310 by D-Link. But know it does not light up. Does this mean the D-Link is broke and should be replaced.

I get the message "A network cable is unplugged."

How do I correct this? Thanks.

A:Local area connection

Hi bfburton99

You may have connected to the wrong networking device. The DLink DP-G310 is a print server, and not a router (of course, you plug printers into print servers). Here's a link to information about the DP-G310 --- ---

It's also possible that perhaps you just copied the wrong numbers.

Cox will have provided you with a cable 'modem' at the least, or with one of the newer "residential gateway" devices (these combine the duties of a cable 'modem' and a router in one box). You'll want to connect your Cat5/Cat53/Cat6 ethernet cable from your PC to a "LAN" port on either your residential gateway (if you have one), your router (if you have one), or directly to the cable 'modem'.

Once connected to an active port, you should be able to access the Internet using your favorite browser. Make sure you have a firewall active & an antivirus program installed before connecting.

Best of luck
. . . Gary

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Let me tell you a bit about my set-up. I am running Windows 7 Ultimate and my internet connection is via a Bt homehub.
My problem is every time I start up my PC I don't have internet connection.
The only way to get it is to go to local area connection and disable it, then go back in and enable it and then I have internet access.
I have taken screen shoots of whats happening.
Not sure if the file has uploaded so sorry if you don't see it. New to this site so having to get used to it.


Can any one see the word file I attached as I can't.


A:Local Area Connection

Assuming that's a wired and not wifi connection.

Before you boot, disconnect from the BT and let the system present the desktop, then
connection to the BT, wait 30sec and you should have a connection.

Your Firewall should be left active

Like to see the View Connections, but copy the text from this and past into your follow-up:
start->Run->enter IPCONFIG /ALL

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my local area connection starts when vista starts up before i had to start my sympatico internet now its always on how do i stop lac from starting up when i start my comp now i dont need to start my sympatico internet to go on line i dont use local area connection to conect to internet ty any help would be great thank you

A:help local area connection

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Hi, I have a fujitsu laptop,,,,which I used to use which my modern via local arena connection,,,but 1 day my friend did something to it and now when I connect the jak the pc does not connect?????now I can't see local area network on my network places,,What happens how can I get it back to work. Br gsmnikki

A:Local area connection help

If you can't see the LAN connection listed under Network Connections, your friend probably uninstalled the driver.

1) Open Device Manager. Do you see the network adapter? Rt click and uninstall
2) Now go to the support site for your computer (e.g. Dell, HP, ASUS, etc) download the network driver and reinstall it

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New to the forums, try to bear with me please...
I upgraded from windows xp home edition to XP pro x64 today. Upon finishing the install I was unable to connect to the internet. This brought me to discover I have no local area connection under my Network Connections, just the 1394 connection. I have tried adding a new connection, and installing motherboard drivers from the cd. The mother board is a nForce 680i SLI socket 775. I'm kinda coming to a loss here, but am left to believe maybe it has something to do with the x64... I had checked the device manager as well, and the only network adapter present lists as the 1394...

A:No Local Area Connection

You'll need to get a x64 driver for your Network Connection adapter

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I hope I am in the right place my first time to use! I have new HP that has windows XP the local area connection has red x on it and says cable is unplugged. On the task bar it shows two computers with red x. I had been trying to turn off the firewall,following these instructions(go to start,control panel,network connections,click on local area connection,go to advanced Tab,and uncheck the box internet connection firewall.) Well I did all that and did not find internet connection firewall. But must have did something I didn't realize now I have this problem. Can some one please tell me how to fix my problem I am lost here with XP.

A:Local Area Connection Has Red X

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right now, i'm typing this post on Knoppix Linux, because my Windows XP isn't able to connect to the Internet through my SBC Yahoo DSL connection.

recently i've been streamlining my computer, getting it all ready for Myst V. this means i've been ripping things out, to the bare minimum i'll need to use the computer for what i use it for. and i, in my infinite wisdom, did this without System Restore points and without rebooting with each change, so i could figure out just what it is that i can and can't do.

anyway, i did a bunch of changes, and now my Windows machine won't connect to the Internet. the error i get in my SBC connection Manager is that it can't connect to the remote computer. i tried reinstalling the DSL software, but it only got through 4 of the 6 steps..the broadband connection didn't work. i did some troubleshooting, and apparently i need to go to Network Connections, and edit the properties on Local Area Connection. however, when i went there...there was no Local Area Connection. i remember it being there before, but it's gone!

i think this is the source of the problem, and while i don't know what i did to cause it to disappear, i am convinced that getting that back will get my connection back on Windows.

do any of you know how to fix this? i can supply more info if needed.
and, if the situation is hopeless...i've been recently thinking about reinstalling Windows. i first got this ocmputer in ... Read more

A:Local Area Connection is gone!

i have the same issue i did a diagnostic start up and now my local area connection is gone what do i do!!!!!!!!!

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My desktop computer has been unable to connect to the internet. It is wired, but there is no icon in the network connections window. The cable works on other computers, just not this one. In device manager there is no network adapter for it. Also, there is a code 12 error with COM1. When i enter the ipconfig /all command the only thing that shows is "Windows IP Configuration". Does anyone know how to solve this problem?

A:No Local Area Connection

If there's no network adapter showing in Device Manager then the adapter is most likely faulty and will have to be replaced with a new one (ie a new network card which fits into a PCI or PCI-Express slot depending on whichever type of slot your PC has).

The code 12 error on COM1 is a separate issue:

Code 12
This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. If you want to use this device, you will need to disable one of the other devices on this system. (Code 12)

This error can occur if two devices that are installed on your computer have been assigned the same I/O ports, the same interrupt, or the same Direct Memory Access channel (either by the BIOS, the operating system, or both). This error message can also appear if the BIOS did not allocate enough resources to the device.

Recommended resolution

You can use the Troubleshooting Wizard in Device Manager to determine where the conflict is, and then disable the conflicting device.

Disable the conflicting device

1. On the device Properties dialog box, click the General tab.
2. Click Troubleshoot to start the Troubleshooting Wizard. The wizard asks you some simple questions and provides a solution to your problem based on the answers that you provide.
3. Follow the resolution steps provided by the wizard to resolve the problem.

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So I realize that this is my computer telling me that it is not getting a connection to the internet. So here is a basic diagram of my setup.

ISP---->Cable Modem----->(New)Splitter----------> Asus wifi router (working)
\--------->Desktop (169 IP) also connected to wifi
My ISP is Charter Com. via a Cable Modem. From there I go into a TRENDnet ethernet switch/splitter. From there I have 1) cable that goes to my desktop 2) one cable to goes to the upper floor to the wifi router (Asus RT-N66U) The router is working fine and I am currently connected to it. I have replaced the TRENDnet Switch every ethernet cable except to Asus wifi router. This is where it gets stupid. I can disconnect the TRENDnet switch and plug in my Desktop with the 169 IP and it works. I have researched this topic via forums for the past month and a half and now after fresh installing windows would like to try and get some input of what other might think is going on. I am out of options. I had this setup for quite some time with wired and wifi but just all of a sudden about 1-2 months ago after moving my desk and plugging it all in again it stopped working.

Here is a text format of Ipconfig of my LAC:

Configuration for interface "Local Area Connection"
DHCP enabled: Yes
IP Address:
Subnet Prefix: (mask 2... Read more

A:Local Area Connection

Hmm why the splitter BEFORE the router - - that's not the correct way to add a second router

isp==primary router --- existing PC
to add a second router:

isp==primary router --- existing PC
+--- new router

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G'dday folks, long time no see, hope you are all well.
Been doing some stupid things with XP and now my wireless connection is not active.
Right click on the Icon brings up the box that shows "Status" "Repair" "Delete" as Greyed out and inopperative. How can I enable them to allow a repair and connection?
PCMI card when plugged in does not light up (Dynamode WL-GI-300B)
Got a few more probs with XP in general but will pop those questions up when I can get online with the machine.
Many thanks as usual.

A:Local Area Connection

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I have a New Seanix Seanote laptop and every morning I have to reboot the computer 3 to 4 times to get a "Local Area Connection" to the internet. Under My Network Places then "Properties" I do not see a Local Area Connection until I reboot a few times.
There is another connection there call a "1394 Connection" but no "Local Area Connection"
Does anyone have any idea's I have already reinstalled the drivers for the on board Nic.

A:local area connection

The 1394 connection is firewire, Not having a Local Area Connection though, is a problem ...Take your Laptop back to the shop ...get them to fix it's new , therefore under warranty .

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I can't seem to see my local area connection in my Network Connections folder. I did ipconfig / all in command prompt and it came up with this.

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : D7LL4Y1J
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : Belkin

Ethernet adapter {C0EB7506-A502-45B3-8EB0-6544D6E0CE38}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : TAP-Win32 Adapter V9 - Packet Schedu
ler Miniport
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-FF-C0-EB-75-06

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Belkin
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connecti
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-13-20-BE-F9-5F
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 19 September 2009 18:33:01
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 19 January 2038 04:14:07
Could some one help me? I dont know whats happened it was just like this when i started my pc today.

A:Local area connection has gone.

What do you see in the network connections folder? There is a good connection to your wired network.

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Win7 home Premimum 64bit
It started with a trojan which is removed but it left a couple of problems. Here is the last one.

Device manager shows my lan card. I've tried uninstalling it but its uninstall app messages just never finishes.

Network Connection in control panel comes up blank, nothin, nada under manage network connections.

Is there a netsh option that will rebuild the winsock/lan card interface?

A:no local area connection

Have you tried simply disabling and re-enabling the device in the device manager?
control panel - system - device manager - network adapters

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Is there a reason this was created on the dell desktop that I recently installed a new windows xp on? I have a wireless connection, local are connection 1 and 2, i can disable one but I can't disable 2, and I don't even know what 2 is FOR. However 1 has in it's description "Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection" and 2 has "Microsoft TV/Video Connection"

A:Local Area Connection 2

It installs when you have a webcam or TV card nothing to worry about.

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I am trying to connect to a router and it just wont' connect. "network cable unplugged"

when I connect my laptop to the router, it connects just fine.

both machines are pretty much identical in TCP/IP config.

I am so frustrated....I don't know what the problem is


A:Local Area Connection TCP/IP

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I recently was uninstalling games in Control Panel- Programs and i deleted my local area connection thing so I can't connect to my comcast modemn to my computer. How do i get it back?

A:Local Area Connection

Check Device Manager (Start...type in "devmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter) - are there any problem devices listed there?

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i need detailed instructions how to connect two pc-s with lan cable
so i can play in network and browse on net with both..? Thanx

A:Local Area Connection Help

get a router. plug cable or dsl modem into WAN or Internet port of router. plug both computers into router's switch.

you may need work on IP settings and firewall settings before everything is working properly, but let's start there.

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Ok so basicaly long story cut short Went out bought WoW been at war with it for 2 days patching it and it wont work blah blah etc..

formatted my pc, deleted the partition by mistake, formated it again, then the power went out Lol so for the 3rd formatingness. everything is fine
all is patch but wait wtf is this 2 internet connection WTH?

it says im connection to the internet via another computer :S when the only thing its pullged in to is my router, and there is nothing els pluged in, any help guys ? :/ i think because there diffrent speeds it may slow my internet down or mess online gaming up etc..

help pl0x

attached my specs in txt doc for you

also WoW is now saying im behind a firewall switch imn not, iv considered it might be spyware or some shiz like that so im going to clean boot.

iv put all the bits and bobs in too one pic so u can see hope it makes sense >.<

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I have tired to get rid of this bridge connection that is on my local area connection. I try to remove it with the bridge connection area and all it says is "To create a Network Bridge, you must select at least two LAN or High-Speed Internet connections that are not being used by Internet Connection Sharing." I have AT&T hig speed internet and tired talking to them and they said it was on my end, plus I spend two hours on the phone to someone who doesn't know much english and not alot about computers. So can someone please help me. The only way I can connect to the internet is through the my D-Link router which sucks. Someone please help me.

A:Bridge Connection on Local Area Connection...cannot get rid of it.

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hi there people,
I found a piece of infomation on the net some were about how you can see the speed you are conected at i.e 6.1 mb a second,
but when i press on my local area connection tab it only shows the status, duration, sent ,
and recived,
hopefully someone will know what iam mean,
thanks in advance.

A:cant see the connection speed on local area connection tab

here is a free speed tester.

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I run the wireless and network setup wizards on Windows XP. Before I started this, I did not
see that the 1394 connection was connected. Now it is. Network also shows "Local Area Connection" VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter, connected. Which one should I be using with my wireless router? Should I disable 1394? Will 1394 cause a conflict with internet connection?

A:Local Area Connection or 1394 connection?

The IEEE-1394 connection always indicates it's connected. just an oddity of Windows. Ignore that adapter, since it has nothing to do with your Ethernet connection.

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I recently discovered that my computer will no longer connect to the internet using an ethernet cord. I have done some research and found other postings on this matter, however nothing seems to work.

In the Network Connections I no longer have "Local Area Connection" and when searching in the Device Manager under Network Adapters I only have the "1394 Net Adapter" and the "Broadcom 802.11b/g WAN". I believe that there should be another Net Adapter under Device Manager for the LAN, just not sure where to download it or what it should be. Not sure if I deleted my Network Interface Card.

I have a Compaq Presario V3010US laptop which is running Windows XP Pro, Version 2002, Service Pack 3. My computer has an AMD Turion 64 X2.

I don't know a lot about computers, but I have already attempted a System Restore, and tried to update all the drivers from using Compaq support.

Please Help!!!!!

A:Local Area Connection Missing, HELP!!

When you put the Ethernet cable into the back of the network card, do you see any nearby lights that come on?

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4600+, x64 Family 15 Model 75 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2014 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150 (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM), 32 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 286085 MB, Free - 255314 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTek Computer INC., M2NPV-VM
Antivirus: McAfee VirusScan Enterprise, Not Updated
DirectX 11 (apparently)
NVIDIA nForce 10/100/1000 Mbps

It tells me Network cable unplugged it went out years ago and I just started using a laptop but id like to get it usable I have been to ASUS and NVIDIA sites both trying to get it to work downloaded a lot of drivers already.
I will also include a pic of my device manager.

A:Local Area Connection problem

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Hi. I have just set up a manual connection to my exisiting ISP that I used on my old PC. Everything is working fine, but....When I click on 'Show all connections' I can see my ISP (BT Openworld) saysa connected/firewalled. But there are 3 other icons called Local Area Conections. Number 2 says disabled Number 3 says network cable unplugged, but number 4 says connected. I also have 2 pc icons on my toolbar, obviously one is for my bt account, but the other which I did not have on my old PC has a red cross on it belonging to local are connection 3? Can anyone explain this and what I need to do if anything? I am more wooried about Local Area Connection 4 being connected, whatever that is although clicking on properties says Microsoft TV/Video Connection (under the connect using?)
I have done well to get this far with the change over, but have I plugged something in the wrong hole???
Many Thanks for your help.

A:Local Area Connection mystery

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hello..i just wiped a pc but ive tried everything to get local area connection device manager, there is no networks.its gone...also i think drivers arent installed for the modem but its a netgear dg934g-1 skuks but cant seem to download it from anywhere for free and sky wont help me with the problem.....i have access to a laptop to get the drivers and copy to disc but ive looked on lots sites and they all want money....any suggestions wud b great guys.thnx

A:lost local area connection

The DG934G is a router and doesn't require drivers in your machine.
Hold the Windows key and press R, then type devmgmt.msc

Please respond to all the following steps.
Under Network adapters, please tell me all the devices listed.
Are there any devices under Network adapters that have a red x displayed?
Also, are there any devices anywhere in the Device Manager display with yellow ? or ! displayed?


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the lan is disabled and it not letting me enable it as when i try an error message appears, can anyone tell me how to fix it.

A:local area connection 4 disabled

How about a little more info. The error message would be a good start. Are you running DSL or modem? Thanks, Jazz

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Okay, so a long time ago i tried to use my laptop to connect to xbox live using my wireless internet. It said in the guide that after bridging and all that, i wont be able to use the port for connecting to the internet with an ethernet cable. Well, i was stupid and decided to do it, and can't find a fix for it anywhere. The Local Area Connection is completely missing and when i connect an ethernet cable to the port, nothing happens. I wont go into details, but now i need to use an ethernet cable instead of wireless to connect to my internet, and my port doesnt work and I cant find the Local Area Connection. here's an image so I dont get spammed with people asking me to give them full system scan info. Running windows 7 64 bit.

A:Local Area Connection Missing

re install the drivers for your Network Adapter

The drivers are usually on the motherboard packages sub listing for Network (NIC)from the manufacturer website

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hey everyone im a newbie so take pity.. i just purchased a acer 5100 notbook with wireless connectivity and the wireless connection is workin my desktop is working but my local area connection on notebook says network cable unplugged....? any suggestions or advice on how to get my notebook up and runnin.. thanks in advance

A:local area connection problems

If you are on wireless, you don't need "local area connection", which usually just means your network card.

The message is harmless and Windows is just telling you that you don't have a cable plugged in. It's a status message.
If you always use wireless, I would just disable the network card, so that will stop. If you use both, you can go into the poperties of the network card and tell it NOT to show you connectivity messages.

However, if you DO have a cable plugged in, and it still says it, that could be other things.

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Dear Sir,

I want to create shortcut on desktop for my pc local area connection setting.

A:Local area connection shortcut.

start typing network into your start-menu search-box, and select 'View Network Connections'.

this should open up an explorer window. you can now drag a shortcut to your desktop.

you don't need to call me sir - we are informal on this forum!

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I recently tried to install PCSync onto my new XP system and the cable adapter drivers won't install, so now whenever I reboot the OS asks me if I want to install the drivers from disc or search the internet for them neither which work.

I just want to uninstall the network connection for the cable. It's a LAN connection for a serial cable for Laplink (parent company) but when I delete the connection I can no longer connect to the internet for some reason.

Could you be of some assistance in this matter?

Thanks in advance.

A:Local Area Connection Problem

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Hi All
After install window 7 driver for LAN (onbord) was ok, but VGA (onbord) dosn't , then I try install motherboard driver. But unfortunately VGA driver still dosn't install.

Then I go to local area connection check TCP/IP, Client, Then uninstall all . now I try to recover local area connection, such as Client, ...

so I delete my local area connection property configuration How can I Correctly install it. Can any one send easy short manull. (And if posible driver for my VGA (motherboard Albatron ))
Thank You for Advance.

A:recover my Local Area Connection

Have you tried, uninstalled the NIC driver and reinstalling it?

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My taskbar has always shown a network connection with a cross through it which I have ignored because I have not used a network.
Recently I added a second computer and linked the two with the correct cabling and router, which shows the port status and power properly highlighted in green.
When I go to the network connection wizard it balks and tells me "local area connection 5 Intel Pro 100/VE disabled" but everything is plugged in!
There are no problems indicated in Device Manager under network adapters.
In addition to the above connection and the dial up, I also have listed:
Local Area Connection 6
Local Area connection 2 (under "Bridge")
Network Bridge (under "Bridge")
Any ideas on this problem?
Any help appreciated.

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I am running AOl 9.0, wilh ADSL Modem. About every 10mins network connection flashes up at the bottom of the screen (Local area connection 2, A Network cable is unplugged) I then have to wait about 20secs while my modem re-establishes a connection til I can continue to use the internet., Although I do not lose the page I am on, if downloading this stops me from downloading anything that may take over 10mins.

Anyway I can solve this, my connection was fine til today and I have made no changes to my system?

By the way I have already reinstalled AOL and Modem Driver. Also removed XP SP2 but this has made no difference. Apart from removing the limitef or no conectivity warning!!!

A:Local area connection unplugged

Problem solved.....little did I know that my old dear had plugged in another phone not realising that they need filters!!!!

What more can I say!!!

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can anyone advise me,having recentlely connected to broadband,i have to keep enableing my local area connection after logging off,the connection is disabling itself, i have always on broadband, should,nt be so

A:Troubleshooting Local Area Connection

What (exactly) are you doing...and when?

Error messages?

DSL or cable?


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I have a laptop running vista 32bit, it had a minor bug and needed windows updates, after all was said and done everything booted up and "appeared" to be working fine. Then later it was discovered that "Local area network" was missing, no icon, no connection listing. Ok lets check the drivers. Humm missing also, almost as if there is no hardware? Ok check the bios, shows enabled? This connection was working just before the cleaning and upgrade? Anyone have any suggestions short of a wipe and reload to fix this issue? Just a FYI, the wireless works fine?


A:Local area connection missing?

Use driver max to get the driver you need.

Please download FarbarServiceScanner and run it on the computer with the issue.
Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet Services
Windows Firewall
System Restore
Security Center/Action Center
Windows Update

Press "Scan".
It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.
Please copy and paste the log to your reply.
Please download MINITOOLBOX and run it.

Checkmark following boxes:
Report IE Proxy Settings
Report FF Proxy Settings
List content of Hosts
List IP configuration
List Winsock Entries
List last 10 Event Viewer log
List Installed Programs
List Users, Partitions and Memory size
Click Go and post the result.

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Can not access my mail (AOL). Got a message to restore local area connection. How??

A:restore.local area connection

and welcome to the Forum

I moved your post to the networking forum.

Is this on a wireless connection or wired?

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My computer has 2 different internet connections, one is local area connection, and the other is wireless. I usually disable the wireless and use local area, but a few days ago my mom put in a new dvd burner and I suppose turned on the wireless network. All of the sudden when I try to disable the wireless and use local area, but it won't connect now. The wires are all plugged in, and the router is working I'm pretty sure, hell even the computer says it's working, but it won't connect. Any idea what I could do here?

A:Local area connection not working?

have a look in device manager
control panel>
hardware tab>
device manager>
network adapters>

whats listed there and ! ? or X

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So ive read a few forums on diffrent sites guys with a similar problem (disable lan connection) had said something about programs to enable and disable lan connection (ive read about devcom alot) . So my question is do they work and where can i find them?

A:Ummm local area connection?

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Windows 7 64bit Professional:

Recently cloned another machine and imaged this one and it was working fine. Did a few windows updates and was working fine. Now on reboot "No Connections Available". This is in a school comp. lab and this happened to 1 other machine (wasn't able to fix).

I've done the following:
-Disabled & re-enabled Local Area Connection
-Unplugged ethernet cable
-uninstalled & reinstalled driver...
-flushed DNS
-reset tcp/ip settings
-checked services

Need help ASAP please.

A:Local Area Connection - No Connections Available

I've tried manually setting up Ipv4 and the Default Gateway is missing/erases itself each time I try to go back and look.

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Hi I just upgraded from windows vista home premium to windows 7 ultimate. Anyways the way I usually connect my xbox to xbox live is by bridging the connection. So when I go to control panel,then network and internet,then network and sharing center,then on the left hand side change adapter settings.

Right so this is what it turns up as

Wireless network connection

802.11 wireless lan card

Wireless network connection 3

Microsoft virtual wifi miniport Adapter #2

Local Area Connection


NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller


Right I dont know what the microsoft thing is but it just says not connected and my internet runs fine so I just leave it alone..But Local Area Connection is suposed to say Xbox 360...and I bridge the connections..this worked on vista and there was no sign of this nvidia thing. Help please

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My local area connection just drops off the map about every two months or so. A friend has been getting it back for me in the past. He is not around now and he never showed me how he did it. Any help in getting it back?

A:Local Area Connection drop off!

can you provide more info
1) make model of PC
2) how connected to the internet
3) how it drops off.......
4) can you still see the LAN connection in control panel>network connections> is so what the status
5) can you still see the adapter in device manager
control panel>
hardware tab>
device manager button>

network adapters
click on the + sign

post backs whats there

also any ! X or ?

6) can you post an IPCONFIG /ALL

TWO Methods to do that - some people have problems with ONE----

ONE ---------------------------------
ipconfig /all

rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

TWO -----------------------------------------------

Start, Run, CMD to open a DOS window and type:


Open C:\RESULT.TXT with Notepad and copy/paste the entire results here.
please answer all questions

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Please help. I have windows xp. My ISP and Router work fine as does my laptop. But on my desktop I keep losing my Local Area Connection. I find that cannoct connect to internet at times and sometimes after rebooting I can but all of a sudden it disappears. I am reinstalling Network Driver and called Dell who said this is solution but still it happens. Icheck Control Panel/Network Connections and Local Area Connection is missing or there but driver missing.

A:Local Area Connection goes missing

I'm having a hard time following your issue. So when your desktop loses its connection you can still see the "Local Area Connection" under your network connections or does it disappear from there also?

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I have a network with two computers both running windows xp and they are connected by a router. On one of my computers when I open the Local Area Connection Status box it says it is connected the speed is 100Mpbs and that it is sending packets of information but it is not recieving any I have tried replacing the ethernet cable I even tried switching the ports the ethernet cable was plugged into in the router. I don't know what the problem is.

A:Local Area Connection Status


1-disabling your firewall or resetting the firewall settings
2-applying winsockfix repair utility and check your lsp files.
3-scaning for malware. click here and follow the steps.

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So here is the whole story;
I was playing League of Legends just the other night while streaming to and in a skype call and listening to music through Amazon when my computer all of a sudden went to a blue error screen and crashed.

I then had to do a system restore to get my computer to function at all.

After the system restore, My internet would not work. I am normally connected via ethernet cable from my linksys E2500 router. I proceeded to look up possible causes of this using my cell phone, and then decided to try my wireless connection.

I was able to connect (and am currently connected) through my wireless card to my router and the internet, but still no local area connection. My LAC says im connected to an "unidentified network".

Ive seen all the related posts and issues strewn out over different sites and what not and tried everything from the DOS commands:
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
netsh winsock reset
and the other netshell command that i forget atm...

I have also tried bot assigning an IP and using the automatic setting.

Here is the results of ipconfig /all


C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Master-Gamer
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . ... Read more

A:Local Area Connection Issues! Please HELP!

Moving thread to the Networking Forum for better results.
Your Default Gateway is not showing an IP address. Your Default Gateway is your Router. Unplug the power plug to the Modem and the Router. Plug the power into just the Modem (unless you have a modem/router combo) When all the lights come up, plug in the power to the Router (unless combo of course)
Now Go to Start/Search and type inetcpl.cpl and press enter/Connections/LAN Settings. Make sure all the boxes are unchecked. Now go to Start/Search and type ncpa.cpl and press enter. Right click the Local Area connection/Properties scroll down to Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP-IP/IPv4)/Properties. Make sure Obtain an IP Address and DNS Server Address Automatically are both checked. Now go to Start/Search and type CMD Right click the CMD icon in the search results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Command Prompt type ipconfig /release and press enter. the IP Address changes to Now type ipconfig /flushdns and press enter. Now type ipconfig /renew. Now type ipconfig /all. You should have a new IP address try it again. If you still cannot connect please include the text output of your ipconfig /all in your next post

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