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Local Area Connection 2?


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#1 randyrayd

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Posted 24 April 2006 - 12:56 PM

Is it normal to have a “Local Area Connection 2” in Network and Dialup Connections?

I was having some connectivity problems and noticed this. Maybe it was there all the while and I’m just not very observant.

My OS is Win 2000 Pro and this one is on a wireless home LAN.

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Posted 24 April 2006 - 11:43 PM

If you have a wired NIC as well as a wireless NIC I would not be suprized tha t the second LOC is the wired NIC.
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Posted 25 April 2006 - 08:44 AM

With some more research, I believe if you add an ethernet or wireless card, you will get a LAC 2.

Even though I replaced the wired NIC with the wireless card and only have one card the #2 connection was created. It is not being used, but I do know I can't delete it.

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 10:55 AM

LOC probabily is still detecting your wired NIC drivers. It should not harm anything.
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Posted 25 April 2006 - 11:05 AM

I got off my lazy rear and pulled the tower out from under the desk and discovered the wired ethernet device is integrated. Probably why I can't delete LAC2. I didn't replace it, but just disabled it.

Duh!

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Posted 25 April 2006 - 11:12 AM

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