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Windows XP SP3 Local Area Connection Missing


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#1 RavenKnight

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 03:36 PM

I have has Windows SP3 since it came out and have not had any problems. Now my Local Area Connections have dissappeared yet I can still connect to the internet. It says that my 1394 adapter, and both Ethernet cards are working fine, so I have no clue whats goin on. I have a Abit fatal1ty AN9 32X MB with the dual network cards built in, and nothing at all seems to be wrong with them, but as I said, they don't showup anywhere on my PC, except for Device Manager and it says that they are working correctly, so can someone help me plz? I'm not sure if it's malware, a virus or what, I have Bitdefender Total Security 2008 and ran a virus scan and found nothing, also cleaned what Ad-Aware found, and ran "Hi-Jack This" but found nothing!

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 04:18 PM

Hi :thumbsup:.

I guess that my question is...where do you think that they ought to show up...where they are not reflected?

Are they reflected in Device Manager?

Device Manager Basics - http://www.cybertechhelp.com/tutorial/arti...-manager-basics

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 04:57 PM

Have you gone to the Network Connections applet in Control Panel and ran the "Create a new connection" and the "Setup a home or small office network" applets?
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Posted 16 October 2008 - 07:11 PM

Yes under device manager it says everything is fine, and trying to make a new connection says it cannot detect my hardware, and I set it up as "Connection always on," but it still doesn't show up in "My Network Connections". I tried everything in making sure the hardware properties are correctly set up, and they are, so I haven't a clue what's goin on.

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 07:31 PM

Go through the setup (Network Wizard) and set the connection up as "residential gateway".

After doing that...if the drivers are properly installed (sounds like they are), then you should be in business.

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