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#1 Murrar

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 07:32 AM

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

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 07:59 AM

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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Posted 24 February 2010 - 10:57 AM

Well...it depends.

What type of Internet access are you paying for...dialup or broadband?

In general...I would never disable any connection reflected under Network Connections, unless I did not intend to ever use it...or it did correctly reflect the connection I use to connect to the Internet.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 11:00 AM

I have cable modem. Murrar

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 11:11 AM

If you have a cable modem (as I do), then the network connection reflected should be your cable modem.

In which case, it needs to be enabled if you intend to use it to connect to the Internet.

Louis




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