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network adapters do not appear


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#1 ruggb

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 12:13 PM

I installed a wireless NIC on a computer with a built in LAN.
It doesn't connect.
both devices appear in the device manager, but neither appear in the adapter list in Network Connections.
I can't connect with a wired connection either.

All services appear to be started. What specifically can I look for??????????????

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 12:53 PM

Go to Device Manager...what devices have yellow markings indicating that they probably need drivers installed?

System manufacturer and model?

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 12:59 PM

Louis.................

"both devices appear in the device manager, but neither appear in the adapter list in Network Connections."

by APPEAR maybe I should have detailed that it means there is no problem with them as far as the system can see.

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 01:12 PM

OK, thanks.

System manufacturer and model? (e.g., Presario 1234, Dimension 567, etc.)

If custom/self-built...motherboard manufacturer and model?

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 03:16 PM

it isn't in front of me but I think it is an emachine desktop with vista - i think - might be XP.
It is a friends and I haven't seen it for weeks.

it is obviously an issue with the OS.

neither NIC is shown in the connections list so i can't enable/disable or whatever.
what service is responsible for enumerating those devices and/or where is it in the registry?

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 03:21 PM

Disabling the Networks Connections service will cause the mentioned behavior.

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 03:59 PM

thx
I'm not sure I rcvd the error message u get on boot when that is disabled, but I will look into that.

bill




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