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Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller


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#1 Orange Blossom

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 01:45 PM

I have a Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller - Packet Scheduler Miniport
and a Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller, and I don't know what they do. I think they are connected with my integrated Ethernet card.

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I have a standalone computer.

I use dial-up and do not have the option of broadband connection at this time. I'm hoping to get DSL out here eventually.

I have in the past connected to a VPN.

I think this Broadcom stuff is for Intranet connections. Since I am not on an intranet, is it safe to disable these? I would not uninstall them. Are these used for VPN connections? If so, would they be used for a VPN connection if on dial-up?

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 09:34 PM

From my search on the net, it is your integrated NIC (for you local network) 10/100 being the data transfer speeds.

If you're not using it, I can't any harm in disabling it...
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Posted 28 July 2006 - 07:32 AM

I'm hoping to get DSL out here eventually

When you do you will need it. I am curious as to why you would wish to disable it.
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Posted 28 July 2006 - 08:19 AM

I'm hoping to get DSL out here eventually

When you do you will need it.


Aha, so Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller is used for internet as well as intranet connections?

I've been waiting for DSL for at least 2 years now. We're on the end of the line, and the last time our phones went dead, a 30+ year old line that needs replacing was STILL out there in spite of the order, over a year old, from the repair man to have it replaced.

I am curious as to why you would wish to disable it.


Because I keep getting an icon of a pair of computers with a red line through it showing up in my system notification tray with the message: "Local Area Connection: A Computer is Unplugged," so it is running in the background, or trying to, whenever my computer is on. Drives me buggy - not that I had far to go :thumbsup:

If you're not using it, I can't any harm in disabling it...


Given JPHarvey's response, I've gone ahead and disabled it, and that annoying icon with its persistent message has disappeared. :flowers:

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 10:39 AM

I'm glad you got resolution to your issue. But I want to add something here, mostly for the benefit of others who may read this thread looking for solutions.

Because I keep getting an icon of a pair of computers with a red line through it showing up in my system notification tray with the message: "Local Area Connection: A Computer is Unplugged," so it is running in the background, or trying to, whenever my computer is on.

There is a way to make this notification go away without disabling anything. In Windows XP simply go to:

Start > Control Panel > Network Connections > Network Connections

Here you will see icons that represent your internet connections, including the one that is not connected.

Right click on the icon > Properties

UNcheck the box next to: Notify me when this connection has limited or no connectivity.
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Posted 28 July 2006 - 12:03 PM

Thanks for the info. Albert Frankenstein. I'll keep that in mind for when I do get broadband. By the way, the dial-up connections don't have that option; on the other hand they don't have that annoying icon either - maybe because it is not expected for the dial-up to be on all the time. :thumbsup:

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