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Q: Local Area Connection

Let me tell you a bit about my set-up. I am running Windows 7 Ultimate and my internet connection is via a Bt homehub.
My problem is every time I start up my PC I don't have internet connection.
The only way to get it is to go to local area connection and disable it, then go back in and enable it and then I have internet access.
I have taken screen shoots of whats happening.
Not sure if the file has uploaded so sorry if you don't see it. New to this site so having to get used to it.


Can any one see the word file I attached as I can't.


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Preferred Solution: Local Area Connection

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A: Local Area Connection

Assuming that's a wired and not wifi connection.

Before you boot, disconnect from the BT and let the system present the desktop, then
connection to the BT, wait 30sec and you should have a connection.

Your Firewall should be left active

Like to see the View Connections, but copy the text from this and past into your follow-up:
start->Run->enter IPCONFIG /ALL
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A:Solved: Local Area Connection/Wireless Network Connection Doesn't Have a Valid IP Con
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A:Local Area Connection missing from network adapters, no connection

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

In that computer management window (while Device Manager is selected in the left pane), select View from the menu bar. Then uncheck View hidden devices. Do you see any Network adapters now?
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During this time, connectivity to the Internet is lost. I'm using an Ethernet cable to connect.
Typically, it occurs when I'm asking for lots of data rapidly (e.g., flipping through online photos quickly or streaming a large video).
It always fixes itself. But, it's disruptive to my surfing... and annoying.
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You might get a better response if you re-post this in the Networking forum.
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A:Local Area Connection missing and no Internet Connection.


Have you tried going to "Add hardware" in control panel?

Start -> Control Panel -> Add Hardware -> Click next, and it should detect the network adapter is connected to your computer but hasn't been installed and it should install it for you.

Post back here with results aswell
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A:Local Area Connection enabled but no IP address and no connection

IP addresses of all zeros are normally caused by one of the following.

DHCP Service not running.
Duplicate IP address on the network.
Bad NIC card drivers.
Defective NIC hardware.

Check Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services. The DHCP Client service should be Started and its Startup Type should be Automatic.

Turn off ALL of the computers and other network connected devices, restart (power cycle) the router, then restart all the computers and other network devices.

Check for upgraded drivers and/or reload the Network drivers.

Replace the Network Interface Card.
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A:What is the 1394 Connection icon next to my Local Area Connection 2?

You can disable it if you want. This is for your Firewire port on your PC/Laptop you can use this to interconnect between 2 firewire controllers that support this function. Its just another form of computer connecting like Ethernet, and wireless. and USB. and COM port.
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A:Local Area Connection

Check Device Manager (Start...type in "devmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter) - are there any problem devices listed there?
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A:Local area connection

Hi bfburton99

You may have connected to the wrong networking device. The DLink DP-G310 is a print server, and not a router (of course, you plug printers into print servers). Here's a link to information about the DP-G310 --- ---

It's also possible that perhaps you just copied the wrong numbers.

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Once connected to an active port, you should be able to access the Internet using your favorite browser. Make sure you have a firewall active & an antivirus program installed before connecting.

Best of luck
. . . Gary
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A:local area connection

what modem or router have you got to access the internet

Are you paying Verizon for a broadband connection , if so how is this supplied by telephone or cable ?

make and model of the PC
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Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : D7LL4Y1J
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
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Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
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Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-FF-C0-EB-75-06

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

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Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connecti
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Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 19 September 2009 18:33:01
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 19 January 2038 04:14:07
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A:Local Area Connection

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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A:Local Area Connection

sounds as if the 1394 adapter (used for Firewire) got bridged to your LAN adapter.

checkout the properties of both in View Network Connections.
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A:Local Area Connection

Vista has caused many of my clients computers problems when it came down to drivers (especially networking).

The best cause of action is to download the correct vista driver pack for your current addapter and put it on a cd or usb stick. Then remove the network addapter using device manager and restart your computer - when it asks for driver location on restart just press cancel. Then run the relevant driver pack you previously download and hopefully this will sort out your problem.
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A:No Local Area Connection

If there's no network adapter showing in Device Manager then the adapter is most likely faulty and will have to be replaced with a new one (ie a new network card which fits into a PCI or PCI-Express slot depending on whichever type of slot your PC has).

The code 12 error on COM1 is a separate issue:

Code 12
This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. If you want to use this device, you will need to disable one of the other devices on this system. (Code 12)

This error can occur if two devices that are installed on your computer have been assigned the same I/O ports, the same interrupt, or the same Direct Memory Access channel (either by the BIOS, the operating system, or both). This error message can also appear if the BIOS did not allocate enough resources to the device.

Recommended resolution

You can use the Troubleshooting Wizard in Device Manager to determine where the conflict is, and then disable the conflicting device.

Disable the conflicting device

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A:Local area connection help

If you can't see the LAN connection listed under Network Connections, your friend probably uninstalled the driver.

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A:No Local Area Connection

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A:Local Area Connection Help

get a router. plug cable or dsl modem into WAN or Internet port of router. plug both computers into router's switch.

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A:local area connection

Well, from the description, you appear to have phone wiring issues, or you're missing a filter someplace in the house. A defective filter could also cause this.

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A:local area connection

Have you tried another Ethernet cable, maybe the one you have is bad, what do you connect to, is it a router or modem and who is your ISP ?
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A:Local Area Connection

Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

Name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
Make and exact model of the broadband modem.
Make and exact model and hardware version of the router (if a separate unit).
Model numbers can usually be obtained from the label on the device.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP (Home or Pro), SP1-SP2-SP3, Vista (Home, Business, Ultimate), etc.
The Internet Browser in use, IE, Firefox, Opera, etc.

Please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.

If you're using a wireless connection, have you tried a direct connection with a cable to see if that changes the symptoms?
For wireless issues, have you disabled all encryption on the router to see if you can connect that way?
Have you connected directly to the broadband modem to see if this is a router or modem/ISP issue?
If there are other computers on the same network, are they experiencing the same issue, or do they function normally?

On any affected computer, I'd also like to see this:

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

Type the following commands on separate lines, following each one with the Enter key:





Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

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A:local area connection help

If you have a PCI NIC,here are some possibilities -

Faulty NIC.
Poor connection between your NIC and the cable.
Poor connection between the cable and the hub/router/switch/modem.
Faulty cable.
Faulty hub/router/switch/modem.

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Windows should reinstall it.

Buy another NIC

System restore.
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A:no local area connection

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A:local area connection

Did you plug the ethernet cable in?

That's a very general question with a ton of possible answers. Please provide some more details if you want us to help.
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A:local area connection

The 1394 connection is firewire, Not having a Local Area Connection though, is a problem ...Take your Laptop back to the shop ...get them to fix it's new , therefore under warranty .
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A:no local area connection help please!

Hi thefirstandlast, on your windows 7 pc, click on the windows orb/start menu, type in network and sharing center, press enter, then click on "change adapter settings" on the left side. Do you see a "Local Area Connection" there? If so, right click it and make sure it is enabled. You can make sure it is enabled by seeing it has the option to disable.

It might be missing from your taskbar. To see if this is the issue, right click your taskbar, and click properties, then click on Customize under the notification area section of the Taskbar tab. Make sure the "Network" icon has the behavior set to show icon and notifications.
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A:Local area connection only

is your wireless card listed in device manager? start > type device manager in the search box, click on it in the menu > click the + sign @ network adapter there a wireless card there?

can you connect wireless anywhere else ?

have you tried to renew the ip address ?

doe the internet work with an eathernet cable ?
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A:Local Area Connection

A few things can cause this. They include:
Poor connection between your NIC and the cable.
Poor connection between the cable and the hub/router/switch/modem.
Faulty cable.
Faulty NIC.
Faulty hub/router/switch/modem.

My suggestion is to make sure its properly pushed in on both ends, and if it continues get another cable.

I have moved this thread from Distributed Computing to Storage and Networking, please post threads in the proper forum in the future.
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A:Local Area Connection

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A:Local Area Connection 2 ... ???

Hi....anyone reading the start of this thread....... the (Local Area Connection 2) that was found in my...(Network Connections), is gone ....... No longer their........
I was in the middle of many sites .......and didn't want to do a reboot,nor would I have figured it would have made any diff.....
I shut down,at about midnite..... Turned comp off.......
Started comp back up at 10am Tue,and the new addition to my (Network Connections),was gone........ There is no longer,an icon for (Local Area Connection 2)
It was their configured and all,then it was gone......... Ya got me !!!!
In any case.....Unless I start a new thread,in continuation of this one,
I personally declare "This case in question,closed".............
Thanks for any time you invested in reading the thread...
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A:Local Area Connection

Go into control pane --> network and sharing center, manage network connections on the left hand side, right click the network adaptor and click properties.
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A:Local Area Connection 3?

Is your DSL modem a modem only or is it a modem/router combo? If the former, you usually need to power cycle the modem when switching computers.
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A:local area connection

We need to have information on make and models of all your the equipment please.

Who is the ISP (Internet Service Provider)
Any other machines working - give details
How the PC or more are all connected - full details
What windows version is used - xp, vista, windows7, etc

-> firewall blocking - what firewall / secruity program do you have ?
-> wireless Encryption - Remove any wireless encryption from the router, and try to connect - post back results
-> The wireless is not switch on - most laptops have a physical switch or uses FN + f key to toggle on/off

you will need to copy the following into notepad and copy onto a working internet connected PC - using a thumbdrive/flashdrive/cdrw etc
{ipconfig /all}
We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all

-> Start > run {search bar in Vista} > cmd > ipconfig /all
post back the results here
TWO Methods to do that - if you cannot access the internet with PC, then use method 2 to copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

Method ONE -------------------------------------------------------------
start > run {search bar in Vista} > cmd > ipconfig /all

rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

Method TWO -------------------------------------------------------------

Start> Run {search bar in Vista}> CMD to open a DOS window and type:


Open C:\RESULT.TXT with Notepad and copy/paste the entire results here.


{Ping Tests}
Start> Run {search bar in Vista}> CMD to open a DOS window and type:

Ping the default gateway shown in above ipconfig /all
Post back the results

Post back the results

rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

post back results


{Device Manager}
Post back the results in device manager
Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} > network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
are there any ! ? or X

for windows 7
start > control panel>
System and Security>
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A:Bad Local Area Connection

check your local area connection...

double click my network places icon on your desktop...

click on the "view network connections" on your left...

Open Network Connections.
Under LAN or High-Speed Internet, click the connection that you want to repair, and then, under Network Tasks, click Repair this connection.
If your connection does not work after you click Repair this connection, try the following steps:
Check the status indicator lights on the DSL or cable modem to verify that the connection to your Internet service provider (ISP) is working.
Turn off the DSL or cable modem and, then turn it on again.
If your Internet connection is not working after these steps, contact your ISP.
Click to expand...
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         Thanking you.

A:Local Area Connection

I have set the metric of LAN to 10 and wireless connection to 12 and also disable wireless connection.
Metric?  Mind explaining what that is?  As far as I know, you don't have to set anything.  Given a choice between a wired and wireless connection, Windows will always connect to the wired first by default.  Also, once your ethernet cable is always plugged in, Windows shouldn't have to "search" for other connections before "finding" the LAN connection.  If that is happening to you, something is definitely wrong.
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A:Local area connection

Quote: Originally Posted by 2stubborn2die

Helloo! First post here!

My problem is the following:
I am already connected to the internet via a Broadband connection, yet my local area connection appears in the list too, saying there is no connection available trough it. I would like to disable the local area connection but still keep my broadband connection going.

As you see in the picture, the icon shows that the internet connection isn't active and that annoys me, so i would like to make in such way that it only shows the broadband connection and not the network connection, so the icon looksa s it should look.


Open Start, type "network connections" (without the quotes) and press Enter. Right click the Local Area Connection and select disable.
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A:Local Area Connection

Hmm why the splitter BEFORE the router - - that's not the correct way to add a second router

isp==primary router --- existing PC
to add a second router:

isp==primary router --- existing PC
+--- new router
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A:Local Area Connection 2

It installs when you have a webcam or TV card nothing to worry about.
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A:local area connection 3

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A:Local Area Connection

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A:cant see the connection speed on local area connection tab

here is a free speed tester.
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A:Local area connection unplugged

Hi Stacey and welcome to the TS Forum, yes your post is ok and in the right place..

The message you are getting is caused by windows saying that an active network connection has no cable plugged into it.

The cause may be because you have more than 1 ethernet connection such as a wired Ethernet socket, a Wireless ethernet connection, and lastly a USB ethernet connection.

You dont say which you are using at present, but if you click


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A:Local Area Connection problem.

There might be someone hijacking your computer----What kind of security setup do you have.
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A:Missing Local Area Connection

Did you replace the router?

It would appear you only replaced the modem.

"We've replaced the modem and can now connect on one computer in our house, but not on the other."
If only using a modem that would be correct. You need a router if more than one.

If you turn off the working one, after a reboot does the other start working?

If you are still using the router make sure you connected the modem to the wan port not one of the lan port.

You don't xfer drivers from one pc to another. You first go into device manager and make sure the nic is showing. If an exclaimation point you need to load the driver for it which you can download from your pcs web site or take it off the cd that came with the system.
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A:local area connection problems

If you are on wireless, you don't need "local area connection", which usually just means your network card.

The message is harmless and Windows is just telling you that you don't have a cable plugged in. It's a status message.
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This what is showing up.
Any help is appreciated, I am at braking point here.

A:Unidentified local area connection

Do you have iTunes or Adobe photo shop or Adobe CS3 installed on this system?

Can you post a screen shot of the ipconfig/all?
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A:Local Area Connection 5 Status

this is a common problem with windows xp OS upgraded to sp2. to fix this, just go to control panel > network connections > right click on LAN5 > select properties > on the general tab, uncheck the box that says notify me if limited or no connectivity and that should do the trick!
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A:Local Area Connection Problems

First of all, I am going to ask you a really dumb question ...
what type of ethernet cable did you use to connect the 2 PC's ?

There are 2 types 1. Straight and 2. Crossed.

A straight cable is mostly used between a NIC and a hub, switch or Router.
These items are hardware wired internally so that the transmit & recieve connections are routed automatically to the correct pins for communication.
Some switches and routers will even accept the wrong cable type and configure themselves for the incoming outgoing pairs to the correct pins.

A crossed cable means that the transmit & recieve pairs are swapped to different pins at opposite ends of the cable . NIC's DO not usually have the ablity to check the incoming signals and re-arrange themselves automatically.

The first thing I would do is check the pin configurations at the cable ends to see whether they match or not. If the cables are "home made" (all mine are!) then also make sure that the cables are inserted inside the clip the correct way. ONLY one way works, so if as it sometims happens we forget to orentate the cable correctly when placing in the RJ45, it won't work. The connections aren't symetrical.
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A:Local Area Connection showing Red X

Quote: Originally Posted by Mista74

Recently had to reset wireless router and discovered my LAC wasn't working on my desktop. Wizard says bad cable, but I bought a new one and was able to establish a LAC connection on my laptop, which was how I was able to login into my wireless router. I hadn't noticed system tray icon went from desktop to Wi-Fi bars.

My config is modem>router>desktop (desktop is working via Wi-Fi). I have went to network connections and reset the adapter connection. I have updated the network controller (says it's already updated). LAC still not working with a Red X. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

After resetting the router did you type in the SSID, set up the security and the encryption etc..?

After that you will want to delete the old wireless profile then set up a new one for this connection in Manage Wireless Networks via the Network and Sharing Center.
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A:Local Area Connection is Gone after Reset

Be specific when you tell LAN connection. Is it connected to dsl modem or a cable connection.whos is your Isp
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A:Local Area Connection Missing!

Remove the network card from device manager lists. After that windows auto detect and reinstall your card, Local Area Connection will be back
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A:Local area connection reinstall

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Restarting your Comp didn't fix the issue?
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A:Solved: local area connection

I'm assuming at this point that you reinstalled Windows XP with an actual Windows XP CD.

When you go into the Device Manager, what is showing in the "Network Adapters" sub-menu?

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A:Solved: Local Area Connection isn't available

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A:Solved: Local Area Connection 2?

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A:Missing Local Area Connection

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