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#1 trumpetman51

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 12:32 PM

Hey everybody,

I find myself trying to help someone configure their PC for maximum performance, usage, etc. This PC is an HP Pavillion a1203w. It not only has a typical PCI NIC Ethernet Adapter but it ALSO has a 1394 Net Adapter onboard which I know is a Firewire connection available for connecting to the Internet or a local network. Here's the thing.....This PC is connected to the Internet by a cable modem using Ethernet and NOT 1394 or Firewire. THEREFORE, I should be able to DISABLE the 1394 Net Adapter......AM I CORRECT????? I mean, there is NOTHING PLUGGED INTO IT and yet it is "CONNECTED" or "ACTIVE" according to its icon in the NETWORK CONNECTIONS FOLDER!!

PLEASE ADVISE!!!!!
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Posted 06 September 2007 - 02:09 PM

If you're not using it, sure, disable it
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Posted 06 September 2007 - 02:30 PM

Just a quick warning: If the network adapter and IEEE1394 Adapter are bridged, DO NOT DISABLE
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Posted 06 September 2007 - 03:24 PM

Hey, THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!!
The 2 adapters are not bridged and i have DISABLED the 1394.....

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AGAIN, THANK YOU!!!
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Posted 06 September 2007 - 04:23 PM

Just a quick warning: If the network adapter and IEEE1394 Adapter are bridged, DO NOT DISABLE

Thank you for the warning
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Edited by garmanma, 06 September 2007 - 04:25 PM.

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