I was attempting to set up a static IP, and was following the steps listed in a guide. When it told me to go in to my Network Connections and click on my active connection, I didn't even see one in my Network Connections folder.
Now, I know I used to have a LAN icon/connection icon, and it would pop up in my tray etc... This is the first time I have noticed it is missing, since I never bother to look there anymore.
There was one icon in there, but it was a square icon and didn't offer me anything other than to enable or disable programs from accessing or being accessed by the internet.
I went in to Advanced>Optional Networking Components and unchecked 'Networking Services" and "Management and Monitoring Tools", stupidly thinking it would install them, when it actually removed them. When I try to install them again, it asks for me to insert my CD, but I don't have that anymore as my computer would not read it anymore for some reason, so I tossed it.
Anyways, that is all I did prior to my problem, but I think the problem was there before, but I made it worse by uninstalling those components perhaps?
I have searched the internet for fixes, and have tried doing the main thing they say to do with an empty network connectiosn box, which is...
6. Verify that the network DLL files are registered correctly:
a. Click Start, and then click Run.
b. Type cmd.exe, and then click OK.
c. Type the following lines, and then press ENTER after you type each line. Click OK when the RegSvr32 dialog box appears for each command.
d. Restart the computer.
It didn't work.
When I go to Start>Connect to> There is nothing there 0_0
It is like I do not even have an active connection, and yet I have no problems accessing the internet.
I fear messing around too much now that I am not in a territory I am familiar with, so I come to you now for help.
I am running Windows XP
I use a Linksys wireless router (WRT54GS)
I use AVG anti-spyware
I have windows firewall turned off
^ I am not sure what other information you may need, so just let me know and I will get it for you.
Thank you if you can help me, I need to get in to my connection properties if I can FIND my connection
Mod Edit: Topic moved to more appropriate forum~ TMacK
Edited by TMacK, 17 November 2007 - 12:52 AM.