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Old 01-23-08, 08:27 PM
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"Local Area Connection" missing...any tips?

Suddenly my Local Area Connection is gone.

It's not in the lower right-hand corner...

It's not under Network Connections...

Normally I wouldn't care, but apparently to setup my Linksys wireless network, it needs to see it.

Anyone encounter this before and have tips on how to fix it?
Old 01-23-08, 10:49 PM
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Try this at a command promt

netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt (enter)
netsh winsock reset (enter)
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Originally Posted by Toad
Suddenly my Local Area Connection is gone.

It's not in the lower right-hand corner...

It's not under Network Connections...

Normally I wouldn't care, but apparently to setup my Linksys wireless network, it needs to see it.

Anyone encounter this before and have tips on how to fix it?
Does the driver for your NIC show up in Device Manager?
Old 01-25-08, 07:58 AM
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Yes, it did show up, with no red or yellow symbols.

Not sure why/how, but I had to re-install XP to get back up and running.

All this either started when I a) hooked up my router, or b) when a Windows update was installed.

What a P.I.T.A.
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Why didn't you just recreate it using the "Create a New Connection" wizard?
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Originally Posted by Jay G.
Why didn't you just recreate it using the "Create a New Connection" wizard?
Tried that. About 17 times.
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you needed a repair and a reset of protocol and socket management...

you would have been good...

not sure i still wouldn't do both even after a re-install...
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If the connection in Network connections do the following: right click on Network Places, you should see Local Area Connection. Right click on that and go to Properties. Then check the box marked, "Show icon in notification area when connected".

If it isn't, you will need to reinstall the driver for the NIC
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Originally Posted by macnorton
If the connection in Network connections do the following: right click on Network Places, you should see Local Area Connection. Right click on that and go to Properties. Then check the box marked, "Show icon in notification area when connected".
Please refer to the original post... The whole point is that there is no "local area connection." Isn't that clear?
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Originally Posted by Toad
Please refer to the original post... The whole point is that there is no "local area connection." Isn't that clear?
Thanks for the attitude. No local area connection, means a lot, when you say it to me, a network admin. I made my suggestion, you don't want it fine. No need for the attitude.
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You're welcome for the attitude. Thanks for the helpful post.

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