Windows Support Forum

Cannot find local area connection

Q: Cannot find local area connection

I've recently reformatted my computer, and when i tried to connect to my internet the Local Area Connection wasn't there. All there was, was a 1394 connection, which doesn't work. I've tried everything! Please, help?

Relevancy 100%
Preferred Solution: Cannot find local area connection

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Relevancy 95.46%


I Installed newest Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit for my brother. After tweaking and optimizing we found out a problem. Windows 7 can't find local area connection. The internet connection still works, but for example my computer finds local area connection normally.

About the problem:

In first pic it says that dependency service or group failed to start so is this the problem or what? What services need to run?

Need help to solve this problem, thanks.

A:Local area connection problem - can't find it

Quote: Originally Posted by Atza


I Installed newest Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit for my brother. After tweaking and optimizing we found out a problem. Windows 7 can't find local area connection. The internet connection still works, but for example my computer finds local area connection normally.

About the problem:

Need help to solve this problem, thanks.

whats the wifi/NIC card on the machine. Have you installed a deiver? go into device manager by typing device manager in search and go to the network tab. expand it aand your wired, and wireliss devices should be there. If they arent or if either have a yellow triangle on them you need to re-install the driver.

Let us know the results

Relevancy 94.17%

I decided to connect my PC to the router VIA Ethernet cable because I got this really long ethernet cable and the router is pretty far so the signal is weak and I want to fix that, so It used to work before until I formatted my PC, now when I go into the internet drivers I do not see any Local Area Connection driver that I can enable, so help please?

Relevancy 94.17%

Hi, I just installed windows xp professional version 2002 (corporate) sp2 on my computer.
My problem is that i can't get the internet to work. its worked on the same computer before. I go to my network places and the only connection i have is 1394 connection, when i try to repair this it says; windows could not finish repairing the problem because the following action cannot be completed; Failed to query TCP/IP settings of the connection. cannot proceed. And i cant find the local area connection. Ive been googleing around and it seems that i have to install the TCP/IP protocol, but when i try this it says that i don't have the drivers for it. If this is the problem, that i haven't installed the wright drivers, how do i do that and where do i get them? If not, what do i do?

Please help me

Relevancy 76.97%

Hello Please help I have been trying to quot fix quot this issue on my laptop IP Valid Con Area Connection/Wireless a Have Local Solved: Network Connection Doesn't for the past month on and off I have been using other sources to access the internet reading up on resolutions on this issue and all kinds of forums I am knowledgeable but not able to understand some of the fixes and terms that I have come across I feel like I ve tried everything and still I cannot access the internet on my PC wired or wireless I have a Toshiba Satellite L -GS I tried to release amp renew my ipconig Solved: Local Area Connection/Wireless Network Connection Doesn't Have a Valid IP Con Please see below for ipconfig Please help C windows system gt ipconfig release Windows IP Configuration No operation can be performed on Local Area Connection while it has its media disconnected Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection Connection-specific DNS Suffix Link-local IPv Address fe c ee b d Default Gateway Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection Media State Media disconnected Connection-specific DNS Suffix Tunnel adapter isatap hsd nj comcast net Media State Media disconnected Connection-specific DNS Suffix Tunnel adapter isatap D E -E CD- F - -AE A Media State Media disconnected Connection-specific DNS Suffix Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface Media State Media disconnected Connection-specific DNS Suffix C windows system gt ipconfig renew Windows IP Configuration An error occurred while renewing interface Wireless Network Connection unable to contact your DHCP server Request has timed out No operation can be performed on Local Area Connection while it has its media di sconnected C windows system gt ipconfig all Windows IP Configuration Host Name jpharvey -PC Primary Dns Suffix Node Type Hybrid IP Routing Enabled No WINS Proxy Enabled No Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection Connection-specific DNS Suffix Description Realtek RTL SE Wireless LAN n PC I-E NIC Physical Address - -B -B -B - DHCP Enabled Yes Autoconfiguration Enabled Yes Link-local IPv Address fe c ee b d Preferred Autoconfiguration IPv Address Preferred Subnet Mask Default Gateway DHCPv IAID DHCPv Client DUID - - - - - C- C- - - - C- C- -E DNS Servers fec ffff fec ffff fec ffff NetBIOS over Tcpip Enabled Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection Media State Media disconnected Connection-specific DNS Suffix Description Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller Physical Address - - C- C- -E DHCP Enabled Yes Autoconfiguration Enabled Yes Tunnel adapter isatap hsd nj comcast net Media State Media disconnected Connection-specific DNS Suffix Description Microsoft ISATAP Adapter Physical Address - - - - - - -E DHCP Enabled No Autoconfiguration Enabled Yes Tunnel adapter isatap D E -E CD- F - -AE A Media State Media disconnected Connection-specific DNS Suffix Description Microsoft ISATAP Adapter Physical Address - - - - - - -E DHCP Enabled No Autoconfiguration Enabled Yes Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface Media State Media disconnected Connection-specific DNS Suffix Description Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface Physical Address - - - - - - -E DHCP Enabled No Autoconfiguration Enabled Yes nbsp

A:Solved: Local Area Connection/Wireless Network Connection Doesn't Have a Valid IP Con
Relevancy 76.97%

I have a Windows 7 Home Premium computer that is not connected to the internet. I have checked the drivers and they are all installed correctly and operational. When I go into the adapter settings there is no Local Area Connection adapter. I have included some screen shots of what I am seeing if they help.


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?
Relevancy 76.97%

XPS 8700, Windows 7, using an Ethernet cable.
The Internet Access icon (in the system tray) will display a red X, then the icon will show spinning, then the icon will appear normal. It takes about 10-seconds for the entire process to occur.
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.
How might I fix this? Thanks.

A:Red X, Local Area Connection, Loses Connection, Spins, Reconnects

You might get a better response if you re-post this in the Networking forum.
Relevancy 76.11%

Ok so I've looked around this forum and other forums for how to get back the Local area connection and i get stuck. In the Network Connections, I only have "1394 Net Adapter" and no Local Area Connection. What's going on. They say make sure in the device manager it is not disabled. But I only have the 1394 Net Adapter driver in the Network Adapters. Where is my local area connections driver ? Its not there !

I have a clear modem (CPEi 25150) and a D-Link wireless router (DIR-601) and they are connected and set up. It all worked fine before I reset my PC back to factory settings and wiped out everything, but now this happens and I can't get on the Internet. Help ?

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
Relevancy 76.11%

I have used boot amp nuke to wipe clean an older XP desktop Then I used the XP installation disk to get going to the basic installation that enables the computer to function The plan is to get the network card working and then use updates and auto-detect to configure the remaining drivers I have done this with some success on a couple of other older XP machines previously I opened the case and worked out that the board is an Intel D PERL By going to the Intel website on another machine I have downloaded the network card drivers copied it to a USB stick and then transferred the drivers to the machine being re-built They all appear to have installed correctly - when I go to device manager it says that the quot Intel R PRO CT Network Connection quot is working properly When I go to Network Connections it says that the Local Area Connection is enabled But in the details pane it reports the following IP Address Subnet Mask Assigned by DHCP I have cross referenced the network configuration against another but address and IP Local enabled Area connection no no Connection XP machine and confirmed that the TCP IP properties are configured to obtain IP address automatically etc ipconfig all in the command prompt reports the following Windows IP Configuration Host Name stratus Primary Dns Suffix Node Type Broadcast IP Routing Enabled No WINS Proxy Enabled No Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection Connection-specific DNS Suffix Description Intel R PRO CT Network Connection Physical Address - C-F - - B- Dhcp Enabled Yes Autoconfiguration Enabled Yes IP Address Subnet Mask Default Gateway DHCP Server Clearly I cannot get any connection to the internet I do not believe I would need to do any configuration of the home network itself because Local Area Connection enabled but no IP address and no connection it is Local Area Connection enabled but no IP address and no connection configured to be as vanilla Local Area Connection enabled but no IP address and no connection as possible too And the other computers connect to it fine Is there a step I am missing Have I installed the drivers incorrectly Any assistance much appreciated nbsp

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.
Relevancy 76.11%

I was just wondering what the 1394 Connection icon was next to my Local Area Connection 2 icon in the Network Connections folder on Windows XP. Could I somehow connect thru that? Also it is enable and says I am connected however there is 0 packets being sent and received? Should I disable this or does it matter?

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.
Relevancy 75.25%

Hi ^^

I download a lot of anime, music and stuff like that. In the process, I downloaded a couple trojans. I ran a program called Trojan Hunter and it cleared them out. Unfortunately, it also cleared out whatever it is that connects me to the internet.

I figured I would just reformat and call it good. So I saved all my work and went on with it. Once I got all the drivers installed and the programs I need back on, I tried to connect to the internet. No dice. I'm not sure what happened or what I need to do to get back online. I tried the "ipconfig /all" in the cmd, but I get:

"Windows IP Configuration"

And that's it. I tried switching cables with the laptop, reset the router and modem, and still nothing. Any ideas as to what I might be forgetting?

Thanks for your help ^^;


Relevancy 75.25%

Hi All,

I am a relative beginner and I am having a problem that is beyond my ability.

I am using windows XP on my PC, I have got AOL Gold Broadband, I have also had fitted a Linksys Wireless G Card. Which works ok with my daughters Laptop. However it kept showing a message on my PC that "Local Area Connection" is unplugged. After ensuring that my connections were ok, & trying various things my son-in-law fitted a wireless card to my PC. Now I am getting the following error message "Local Area Connection 2" is unplugged. I now cannot get onto AOL Broadband at all. When I try to logon to AOL I am getting the following message "Home DNS Server Unreachable or Unavailable (24-01-08-033).
Can you help? Is it a Software Problem? Hardware Problem or a Virus?

Relevancy 75.25%

My damn computer (as i'm typing) says in a pop up in the lower right corner Local Area Connection - "A network cable unplugged" for a sec and goes away and it's slowing down my computer ! Whats the cause of this?

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.
Relevancy 75.25%

I can't seem to see my local area connection in my Network Connections folder. I did ipconfig / all in command prompt and it came up with this.

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : D7LL4Y1J
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : Belkin

Ethernet adapter {C0EB7506-A502-45B3-8EB0-6544D6E0CE38}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : TAP-Win32 Adapter V9 - Packet Schedu
ler Miniport
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-FF-C0-EB-75-06

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Belkin
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connecti
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-13-20-BE-F9-5F
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
Could some one help me? I dont know whats happened it was just like this when i started my pc today.

A:Local area connection has gone.

What do you see in the network connections folder? There is a good connection to your wired network.
Relevancy 75.25%

I am trying to hook up a VISTA computer to communicate with the internet. Using XP you had to go in and select the Local Area Connection and place the IP, Subnet,Default and then the DNS1 and DNS2 in the local area connection block and save and then you could get on the internet. How in the H--- do you do it in VISTA. Pulling out my hair Help Please!

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.
Relevancy 75.25%

G'dday folks, long time no see, hope you are all well.
Been doing some stupid things with XP and now my wireless connection is not active.
Right click on the Icon brings up the box that shows "Status" "Repair" "Delete" as Greyed out and inopperative. How can I enable them to allow a repair and connection?
PCMI card when plugged in does not light up (Dynamode WL-GI-300B)
Got a few more probs with XP in general but will pop those questions up when I can get online with the machine.
Many thanks as usual.

Relevancy 75.25%

Hi. i have a acer aspire 5720 running vista 32bit. i recently got a new router. all the other computers in the house can access the internet but i cannot and im not sure why. I have the internet with virgin media with a netgear router.
I saw a error sign by the 6to4 adaptor driver and while trying to follow some advice on another forum deleted it and now i cannot get it back, but im not even sure if that was the problem.
This is the computer info. can someone please help?


Uploaded with

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 ?
Relevancy 75.25%

Hi, I have a fujitsu laptop,,,,which I used to use which my modern via local arena connection,,,but 1 day my friend did something to it and now when I connect the jak the pc does not connect?????now I can't see local area network on my network places,,What happens how can I get it back to work. Br gsmnikki

A:Local area connection help

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

1) Open Device Manager. Do you see the network adapter? Rt click and uninstall
2) Now go to the support site for your computer (e.g. Dell, HP, ASUS, etc) download the network driver and reinstall it
Relevancy 75.25%

I have set Local Area Connection as first choice, Wireless Network Connection as second. In the tray icon,it is finding for the connection, it took almost 2 min.or so to find the LAN connection.  I have set the metric of LAN to 10 and wireless connection to 12 and also disable wireless connection. I would like it to start directly to local area connection at start up instead of searching for others before to local area connection. My OS. Windows 7 ultimate.
         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.
Relevancy 75.25%

hello every one
I have problem can any one help me please
i havn't (Local Area Connection ) in network connection in my computer why ?
what I must to do to make (Local Area Connection)?
thanks for any help

A:Local Area Connection

the link might help

Relevancy 75.25%

A pop up keeps saying that a network cable is unplugged also Local Area Connection 3

A:local area connection 3

More information is required. Are you connecting to the internet wired or wirelessly? If wirelessly. it is just telling you that you do not have a network cable plugged in, which you know, as you are connected wirelessly. If you are connected wired, try replacing the Ethernet Cable, try a different port on the router. Go to your computer manufacturers support/download drivers site and type in your service tag# or your make and model # and download the network adapter driver for your computer.
Relevancy 75.25%

I hope I am in the right place my first time to use! I have new HP that has windows XP the local area connection has red x on it and says cable is unplugged. On the task bar it shows two computers with red x. I had been trying to turn off the firewall,following these instructions(go to start,control panel,network connections,click on local area connection,go to advanced Tab,and uncheck the box internet connection firewall.) Well I did all that and did not find internet connection firewall. But must have did something I didn't realize now I have this problem. Can some one please tell me how to fix my problem I am lost here with XP.

Relevancy 75.25%

Hi I have have a new icon shortcut added to my Network Connections folder This has never been there and I m seeking some support help info about this Where to start I m running Win Xp home Sp Athlon SB Audigy ATI everything is up to date software wise my comp is about years old I m having no problems with it s operation Havent installed any new hardware Area Local ??? ... 2 Connection in years I ll also add I have not just made any MS updates so I know that didn t have any thing to do with the changes It s been Local Area Connection 2 ... ??? a couple of months I m behind on updates I m using a dial up modem nothing else avail for my area I frequently use the Windows Task manager via Ctrl Shift Esc Due to the dial up configuration sometimes things are slow so I Local Area Connection 2 ... ??? ll bring up the task manager and view the Networking Tab To verify that I am actually networking via the internet Such as when uploading email with an attachment of good size it takes a while So I ll click the bring up the Task manager and view the Local Area Connection 2 ... ??? Neworking screen to make sure things are transmitting sorta speak Yesterday about noon I did this very thing When the Task manager came up displaying the networking screen I had Two screens Where before there was just the one screen and it was for my internet connection and it displayed my provider name and showed the graph relating to network traffic Just as it should The one screen was now in two parts upper and lower The upper screen now displayed Local Area network Connection Status Opernational I thought what s this I then went to my Control Panel opened Network Connections and sure enough I had a new icon shortcut for Local Area Connection Before there had only been one icon labled with my providers name Now there are two The new Icon which looks the same as the other says Microsoft TV Video Connection seems to be connected and functioning via it s properties Properties shows it to have the same configurion as my Dialup connection Which are Client for Microsoft Networks and Internet Protocol TCP IP I did not install this nor configure this It seems to have been automatically installed in my quot Network Connections Folder quot Sence I have never had any apparent need for this due to I have no need for any Network connection as a local entity I tried to remove it Right click and you see the options for Disable Status Repair I thought at least if this is some kinda invasion I ll just disable it Nope Disable wouldnt work I got this mesg when trying to disable It is not possible to disable the connection at this time This connection may be using one or more protocols That do not support Plug-and-Play or it may have been initiated by another user or the system account Sence this is a local Network connection disconnecting my modem connection didn t help I still couldn t disable it This part about another user or system account has me worried I d like to just get rid of this Network connection I do not know where this came from Let mke add this I don t know if it has any relivance Yesterday before I discovered the newly formed Area network Connection I had been using my sound recorder software Doing some music work In this software under the record function where you pick this source for input I noticed there had been a change to the options I usually use the wave input source sence all the input is local My option for wave had been changed The wording was changed It no longer reads wave it now is wave out-mix I don t know how nor why this got changed either I ve been tampered with or Microsoft has added some changes due to my functions with the comp I did add a microphone yesterday to my SB mic input connection Although this isn t really new I have had a microphone connected before I just wanted to mention this other change about the wave thing I m really not concerned about it It s the new Local area Connection that I m concerned with Any help input I would be ... Read more

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...
Relevancy 75.25%

ok so about 6 months ago one of my friends went on my computer and messed it up, pretty bad. i have a dell dimension 3000 with windows xp. and my internet (dsl) always goes on and off but not on the router (all the lights are green all the time) its the little icon with the two computers in the taskbar. its on for exactly 21 seconds then goes off for 3 seconds then back on and etc...
i have been trying to fix it for along time but i really need help because it makes everything internet related very hard. so if anyone can please help i would really appreciate it

ohh and one more thing, when i start my computer the first thing that comes up is a message telling me to find photogallery or something and im confused so if you know what to do please get back.
-thanks alot guys

Relevancy 75.25%

I have Windows XP on my computer. On the control panel when I click Network Connections/Local Area Connection I see that my Local Area Connection is disabled. When would I click Enable and when would I click disable as to my Local Area connection? Thank you very much. Murrar

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.
Relevancy 75.25%

I got my Local Area Con to work in this few days, connecting two of mine pc-s with cable and both of them got internet now...

Problem is:

on my first pc wich have direct conection to a modem, in My Network Places, where are shared data folders from both machines.... both shared data folders are in "THE INTERNET" Category, while on my other machine are separeted in two categories "Local Network" - PC without modem and "The Internet" - PC with modem or direct link to internet.

Here are the Screenshots:
Relevancy 75.25%

I just installed a new XP Home on my Dell laptop.

My main destop in connected to the internet via Cox. However, I can't connect to the internet on my laptop. I have run a cable from my desktop to another room and connected to a D-Link. I used a DP-G310 by D-Link. But know it does not light up. Does this mean the D-Link is broke and should be replaced.

I get the message "A network cable is unplugged."

How do I correct this? Thanks.

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.

Cox will have provided you with a cable 'modem' at the least, or with one of the newer "residential gateway" devices (these combine the duties of a cable 'modem' and a router in one box). You'll want to connect your Cat5/Cat53/Cat6 ethernet cable from your PC to a "LAN" port on either your residential gateway (if you have one), your router (if you have one), or directly to the cable 'modem'.

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
Relevancy 75.25%

ever since today my computer started having this error message saying network cable unplugged or something. my computer can't shut down. everytime i shut it down it restarts back up. the only way to shut it down is to shut the power. please help! internet doesnt work too.

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.

Look in the Device manager.Does any network component have a yellow symbol next to to it ?

Try moving the NIC to another PCI slot,then restart the computer.
Windows should reinstall it.

Buy another NIC

System restore.
Relevancy 75.25%

New to the forums, try to bear with me please...
I upgraded from windows xp home edition to XP pro x64 today. Upon finishing the install I was unable to connect to the internet. This brought me to discover I have no local area connection under my Network Connections, just the 1394 connection. I have tried adding a new connection, and installing motherboard drivers from the cd. The mother board is a nForce 680i SLI socket 775. I'm kinda coming to a loss here, but am left to believe maybe it has something to do with the x64... I had checked the device manager as well, and the only network adapter present lists as the 1394...

A:No Local Area Connection

You'll need to get a x64 driver for your Network Connection adapter
Relevancy 75.25%

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.


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.
Relevancy 75.25%

I shut down my computer a few days ago and when I restart it does not connect. I get the following statement, " Local area connnection unpluged via Rhine II Fast Ethernet. However I also get "1394 Connection Connected.
Thus I am able to use my laptop. Any suggestions?


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.
Relevancy 75.25%

I recently had wireless internet hooked up at my home so I can use my laptop. I tried to set it up with Verizon but I couldnt connect to the internet. Verizon told me I had no 'local area connection" how do I go about getting one or installing it?

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
what windows version are you running
Relevancy 75.25%

I keep getting this pop up from my Zone Alarm stating that I have a Local Area Connection Unplugged? Does anyone know what this means? Is someone getting into my system?

Please help


Relevancy 75.25%

I have tried everything the wireless on my laptop (Dell Inspiron) works fine but with Ethernet cable I CANT log on i've tried every ipconfig release,renew but it keeps coming up Media State ..............................Media Disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix

Help please


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 ?
Relevancy 75.25%

my local area connection starts when vista starts up before i had to start my sympatico internet now its always on how do i stop lac from starting up when i start my comp now i dont need to start my sympatico internet to go on line i dont use local area connection to conect to internet ty any help would be great thank you

Relevancy 75.25%

I recently was uninstalling games in Control Panel- Programs and i deleted my local area connection thing so I can't connect to my comcast modemn to my computer. How do i get it back?

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?
Relevancy 75.25%

Hey guys, I just reinstalled XP on my laptop and I tried to connect to the internet with a cable modem and when i looked the local area connection wasnt there. I dodnt have any connection and i am using a router. I tried the Connection Wizard and tried to make a new home/small office connection but that didnt work eather.

Relevancy 75.25%

hi, ive got virgin media broadband, but i cannot get it to work properley, the only way i can get online is when i detach my telephone adaptors and attach the computor on its own, have phoned virgin many times, bought new telephone adaptors, and yes ive had the adsl filter in the phone socket first, i get the message local area connection network cable unplugged, my broadband modem is lighting up properley, please can you help a complete novice aged 69 with a very angry wife. thanks

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.

Disconnect ALL the phone equipment of any kind and connect the modem. Make sure it's working normally. Then, connect one phone (with filter) at a time until it stops. Try a new filter first to see if it's just a defective filter at that point.

If all else fails, this is my fix for poor interior wiring.

Purchase a DSL splitter and install it at the telco service entrance. Run a direct line from the DSL port on the splitter directly to the DSL modem. Connect all of the other phone instruments to the telephone output of the DSL splitter. All of the DSL analog side wiring should be CAT3 or better twisted pair from the telco service entrance to the DSL/ADSL modem. You can use one of the twisted pairs in CAT5 cable if you have that on hand.

This is as good as it gets for DSL installations, and will usually solve in-house wiring issues.

Here's a good detailed description of the process: DSL Wiring Upgrade Tutorial
Relevancy 75.25%

My desktop computer has been unable to connect to the internet. It is wired, but there is no icon in the network connections window. The cable works on other computers, just not this one. In device manager there is no network adapter for it. Also, there is a code 12 error with COM1. When i enter the ipconfig /all command the only thing that shows is "Windows IP Configuration". Does anyone know how to solve this problem?

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

1. On the device Properties dialog box, click the General tab.
2. Click Troubleshoot to start the Troubleshooting Wizard. The wizard asks you some simple questions and provides a solution to your problem based on the answers that you provide.
3. Follow the resolution steps provided by the wizard to resolve the problem.
Relevancy 75.25%

Is there a reason this was created on the dell desktop that I recently installed a new windows xp on? I have a wireless connection, local are connection 1 and 2, i can disable one but I can't disable 2, and I don't even know what 2 is FOR. However 1 has in it's description "Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection" and 2 has "Microsoft TV/Video Connection"

A:Local Area Connection 2

It installs when you have a webcam or TV card nothing to worry about.
Relevancy 75.25%

how do I restore the local area connection in my windows xp?


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.
Relevancy 75.25%


i need detailed instructions how to connect two pc-s with lan cable
so i can play in network and browse on net with both..? Thanx

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.

you may need work on IP settings and firewall settings before everything is working properly, but let's start there.
Relevancy 75.25%

I built a computer about a month ago and after a day or two of troubleshooting got all the hardware and software working Even the local area connection internet was working using vista bit Then a week ago I moved to a different apartment and plugged it in but no internet So I figured it might just resolve itself and was a weird bug but it persisted I installed windows bit and got the same problem The local area connection either shows quot A cable is unplugged quot or if I change it to mb Full Duplex it shows quot Limited or no Connectivity quot Recently Local Area Connection I bought windows xp bit and still after two installs it is doing this Things I have tried -the netsh reset thing -the ipconfig renew thing -uninstalling ipv -installing and uninstalling all of the hardware drivers one by one Local Area Connection -switching cables important note- If I haven t installed the ethernet driver my computer detects the network card as a controller and doesn t have the local area connection problem And the cable when connected to my laptop works fine Also my college uses dhcp Heres my ipconfig all- node type- unknown ip routing enabled- no WINS proxy enabled- no Physical Address DHCP Enabled- Yes Autoconfiguration Enabled- Yes IP Address- Subnet Mask- Default Gateway- DHCP Server- thanks nbsp

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.
Relevancy 75.25%

So I realize that this is my computer telling me that it is not getting a connection to the internet So here is a basic diagram of my setup ISP---- gt Cable Modem----- gt New Splitter---------- gt Asus wifi router working --------- gt Desktop IP also connected to wifi My ISP is Charter Com via a Cable Modem From there I go into a TRENDnet ethernet switch splitter From there I have cable that goes to my desktop one cable to goes Area Local Connection to the upper floor to the wifi router Asus RT-N U The router is working fine and I am currently connected to it I have replaced the TRENDnet Switch every ethernet cable except to Asus wifi router This is where it gets stupid I can disconnect the TRENDnet switch and plug in my Desktop with the IP and it works I have researched this topic via forums for the past month and a half and now after fresh installing windows would like to try and get some input of what other might think is going on I am out of options I Local Area Connection had this setup for quite some time with wired and wifi Local Area Connection but just all of a sudden about - months ago after moving my desk and plugging it all in again it stopped working Here is a text format of Ipconfig of my LAC Configuration for interface quot Local Area Connection quot DHCP enabled Yes IP Address xxx xxx Subnet Prefix xx mask InterfaceMetric DNS servers configured through DHCP None Register with which suffix Primary only WINS servers configured through DHCP None As I said I am now running a fresh install of windows with no Bonjour program on it I have released renewed and about other CMD commands that I could think of The internet options for this adapter are set to obtain automatically I have ran about every malware program I can think of So any help would be greatly appreciated nbsp

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
Relevancy 75.25%

Well ive just come from the OS department and re-installed windows.
Problem is, everthing is default. I have no nore ''local area connection'''or ''wireless connection'' tabs anymore in the network connections folder.
Ive tired our ISP cd, no good.
Can i pls get any assistence in seting these up again like i had on my previous setup. This problem has me baffled.
thankyou in adance!!

Relevancy 75.25%

this problem is on my other computer. im using comcast high speed internet.
i have wireless internet going from my desktop and my laptop.
on my desk top it says im connected to my router but can not find internet connection.

i have talked to comcast and they say that it is a problem with my router. but i have eliminated the rounter and hooked straight up to my pc and it still does not work.

also on my network connections i have a wireless connection but my local area connection is gone. could my netwrok card be bad???
Relevancy 75.25%

When i am on the internet sometimes the connection will give out and the only way to get back on the internet is to reset the Local Area Connection, its getting really annoying like once every hour, how can i fix this?

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.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
Relevancy 75.25%

the "local area connection" adapter is not working properly. then it says detect. actiontec dsl. They told me to download driver upgrade and put on disc then use it on computer and still no internet

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>
Device Manager

Relevancy 75.25%

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.


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
Relevancy 75.25%

Hi Guys,
I am having a problem with my network connection on an XP PC. 3 times already today, the Local Area Connection in The Networks folder in Control Panel has disabled itself.

I simply re-enable it and everything is fine.

Any ideas on why this happens ???


A:Local Area Connection

Disable the XP SP2 firewall and monitor this...
Relevancy 75.25%

local area connection is not appear in mynetwork places in xp operating system

A:local area connection is not appear

Can you check if you have the proper drivers for your network card?
Go to control panel, system, hardware tab, and look around. Is your network card listed? See any yellow exclamation marks?
Relevancy 75.25%

Two computers that run on Windows XP are hooked up to the internet through a linksys wired broadband router The router seems to work fine because my daughter s computer receives internet fine but on the main computer a message Bad Area Connection Local constantly pops up saying that quot LOCAL AREA CONNECTION HAS LIMITED OR NO CONNECTIVITY quot And then usually after that the internet Bad Local Area Connection disconnects I m thinking that it has something to do with the Bad Local Area Connection main computer and not the router because the message never shows up on my daughter s computer Sometimes the message just says quot NETWORK CABLE IS UNPLUGGED quot can the computer not sense the cable is there for the connection from the modem to the router there is a CAT e patch cable for the connection from the main computer to the router there is a CAT cable for the connection from the router to my daughter s computer there is a CAT e cable Should I get a different cable for the main computer to router connection Is there anyway that it could be the computer and how would I fix that nbsp

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...
Relevancy 75.25%

I just re-installed XP on my computer. And now under network connections there is no 'local area connection'. I've tried creating a new connection but can't seem to get the internet up and working.

Please help!

Relevancy 75.25%

I am trying to connect to a router and it just wont' connect. "network cable unplugged"

when I connect my laptop to the router, it connects just fine.

both machines are pretty much identical in TCP/IP config.

I am so frustrated....I don't know what the problem is


Relevancy 75.25%

Newbie here.
Someone call tell me what happen??i cannot see Local Area Connection (see picture below)
but i can access internet.why this happen..virus or what.tqvm 4 feedback

A:Cannot see Local Area Connection

Can you get to Network Connections when you click "Change Adapter Settings" in upper left part of Network and Sharing Center?

Scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware free if you are concerned.
Relevancy 75.25%

hello, im trying to create a network bridge so i can connect to xbox live using my laptop but there is no local area connection icon or anything. im running a SONY VAIO VPCCA1S1E/G with windows 7 home premium 32 bit, how can i get the icon or something to make it work? help is appreciated :)

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.
Relevancy 75.25%

Win7 home Premimum 64bit
It started with a trojan which is removed but it left a couple of problems. Here is the last one.

Device manager shows my lan card. I've tried uninstalling it but its uninstall app messages just never finishes.

Network Connection in control panel comes up blank, nothin, nada under manage network connections.

Is there a netsh option that will rebuild the winsock/lan card interface?

A:no local area connection

Have you tried simply disabling and re-enabling the device in the device manager?
control panel - system - device manager - network adapters
Relevancy 75.25%


I have been trying to figure out why I can't get my computer connected with the internet. I have tried the repair connection, but there is no change. It tells me that it is connected to my DSL modem '100.0mbs', but it is not connecting to the internet.

I checked the netsh interface and it shows:

Admin State Type Interface Name
Enabled Dedicated Local Area Connection
Enabled Dedicated Local Area Connection 3
Enabled Dedicated Local Area Connection

I have another computer connected to the DSL modem and to the internet. I checked the netsh interface and it only has 1 Local Area Connection listed.

Is there something that I am missing or not checking?

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.
Relevancy 75.25%

I have a New Seanix Seanote laptop and every morning I have to reboot the computer 3 to 4 times to get a "Local Area Connection" to the internet. Under My Network Places then "Properties" I do not see a Local Area Connection until I reboot a few times.
There is another connection there call a "1394 Connection" but no "Local Area Connection"
Does anyone have any idea's I have already reinstalled the drivers for the on board Nic.

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 .
Relevancy 75.25%

All - I am embarrased to post this but I am getting desperate. I upgraded a friend's computer from Win98 to Win 2000. After completing this successfully, I tried to setup their internet connection (cable modem with a wireless router, though this computer is ethernet connected to the router). Unfortunately, the computer cannot see the cable modem even though their ISP can ping the router and modem. Windows 2000 did not 'plug-n-play' the modem or router for some reason.
So, I tried to add a network connection but the computer did not see the modem or router. In the Network Connections folder, there was no 'Local Area Connection', only 'Add New Connection'. What gives? Do I have to add my network adapter too? Thanks for your help.

Relevancy 74.39%

hi there people,
I found a piece of infomation on the net some were about how you can see the speed you are conected at i.e 6.1 mb a second,
but when i press on my local area connection tab it only shows the status, duration, sent ,
and recived,
hopefully someone will know what iam mean,
thanks in advance.

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

here is a free speed tester.
Relevancy 74.39%

I have tired to get rid of this bridge connection that is on my local area connection. I try to remove it with the bridge connection area and all it says is "To create a Network Bridge, you must select at least two LAN or High-Speed Internet connections that are not being used by Internet Connection Sharing." I have AT&T hig speed internet and tired talking to them and they said it was on my end, plus I spend two hours on the phone to someone who doesn't know much english and not alot about computers. So can someone please help me. The only way I can connect to the internet is through the my D-Link router which sucks. Someone please help me.

A:Bridge Connection on Local Area Connection...cannot get rid of it.
Relevancy 74.39%

Ok so basicaly long story cut short Went out bought WoW been at war with Connection Area Connection & Internet Local it for days patching it and it wont work blah blah etc formatted my pc deleted the partition by mistake formated it again then the power went out Lol so Local Area Connection & Internet Connection for the rd formatingness everything is fine all is patch but wait wtf is this internet connection WTH it says im connection Local Area Connection & Internet Connection to the internet Local Area Connection & Internet Connection via another computer S when the only thing its pullged in to is my router and there is nothing els pluged in any help guys i think because there diffrent speeds it may slow my internet down or mess online gaming up etc help pl x attached my specs in txt doc for you also WoW is now saying im behind a firewall switch imn not iv considered it might be spyware or some shiz like that so im going to clean boot iv put all the bits and bobs in too one pic so u can see hope it makes sense gt lt nbsp
Relevancy 74.39%

I run the wireless and network setup wizards on Windows XP. Before I started this, I did not
see that the 1394 connection was connected. Now it is. Network also shows "Local Area Connection" VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter, connected. Which one should I be using with my wireless router? Should I disable 1394? Will 1394 cause a conflict with internet connection?

A:Local Area Connection or 1394 connection?

The IEEE-1394 connection always indicates it's connected. just an oddity of Windows. Ignore that adapter, since it has nothing to do with your Ethernet connection.
Relevancy 74.39%

Hi, I just changed Internet providers and I now have to use the local area icon to disconnect. Well even when I am online it has the red X on the icon and says A Network Cable is Unplugged. How do I get this fixed????I am running XP.

A:Problem W/ Local Area Connection

I guess the cable is connected
Well.. Check the IP Settings and make sure you follow the instructions you've got from you isp. I suppose they use a DHCP Server and suggest you check that your computer don't use a static address.

To check IP Settings:
rightclick My Network Places and choose Properties.
rightclick Local Area Connection and choose Properties.
click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and then click Properties.
then choose Obtain IP Address Automatically and click OK.
click OK again.

After that,
click Start/Run.
Enter: CMD and click OK.
Enter (in black box): ipconfig /renew and press Enter.

If you've got a new IP Address then you're up and running.
If you don't get an address, then I guess we have a problem.
Relevancy 74.39%

I am currently connected through a wireless connection and am trying to connect through my ethernet port. (I used to be able to do this.)

In network connections, though, it only lists the wireless connection, not the local area connection.

Someone suggested that I was missing my ethernet drivers, so I downloaded those, but that didn't seem to do anything.

Any suggestions?

Relevancy 74.39%

Have my computer and my wife's computer network using Ethernet switch. My wifes computer connected to Internet via Actiontec DSL modem. No problem with WinXP but my new computer using Vista x64 OS always loses "Local Area Connection". Easy solve as I since computer diagnoses and states you have no LAN and I reset. But shouldn't have to constantly reset the LAN. Turned off firewall and still happens. Not sure where to begin.

A:Local area connection always lost


To fix this problem on Vista :

1). Control Panel - Network and Sharing Center
2). In the left-hand panel, choose Manage Network Connections
3). In the dialog box which appears, choose "Local Area Connections" (or whatever your connection is which handles both local LAN traffic and Internet), right-click then Properties.
4). Click Continue if you get a UAC warning, then uncheck the box beside Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6). Then OK.

That's it, it should resume the connection from Standby now. TCP/IPv6 is not yet used, all computers still use v4 for the internet. By the time v6 is in use, we will probably be at Windows 10 or so.

Relevancy 74.39%

Dear Sir,

I want to create shortcut on desktop for my pc local area connection setting.

A:Local area connection shortcut.

start typing network into your start-menu search-box, and select 'View Network Connections'.

this should open up an explorer window. you can now drag a shortcut to your desktop.

you don't need to call me sir - we are informal on this forum!
Relevancy 74.39%

How do you get rid of this icon on my lower right hand dock?

A:Local Area connection icon

Go device manager>network connections>properties and remove the arrow in show connections.
Relevancy 74.39%

My IP address is missing and the Ethernet adapter is disconnected...

here is the error message:
No operation can be performed on Local Area Connection while it has its media disconnected.

The problem is on my desktop running Win XP, Pent 4

Please help, my notebook will connect.

Relevancy 74.39%

Hi guys.

I just thought i'd come to you...YET AGAIN...for another computer problem!

You see I recently just bought a D-Link Wireless router and after a couple of games of Warcraft 3 my connection would be lost!

I went to see what was wrong and I found THIS in place of what I normally see to repair.

I tried repairing it but no luck.

I'm being forced to use just my broadband box but it still shows up.

Can anyone tell me what this is?

A:Help with Local Area Connection/Router!

Hum.. That picture is not helpful at all.
Relevancy 74.39%

without internet i cant play online
but i have a switch that 2 computers are connected to it
so is it possible to have file sharing, remote desktop, lan gaming
its ok if not all of them will work, i just need any of them

note: my 1st pc is windows xp, 2nd is windows 7

A:is it possible to have local area connection with switch

Yes. You can have a network like that.
Relevancy 74.39%

Yesterday my pc hanged and i push the restart button then my internet is not working anymore The local area network icon is fine but the problem is the sent and receive packets are not running I tried the following steps ipconfig release ipconfig renew ipconfig flushdns ping google com -- the results is normal and its replying restart modem unplugged internet cable reset the modem safe mode with networking enable disable the internet safe mode netsh winsock reset catalog i tried all the steps above and its still not working I created Area Local Problem Connection a new partition and installed a new windows os which leads me to dual booting the Local Area Connection Problem newly installed Local Area Connection Problem os has working internet connection but my current os is still not working please help me guys i dont know what to do with this one i tried plugging in the cable to other pc and the internet is working which leads me to conclusion that the problem here is my desktop pc

A:Local Area Connection Problem

Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity CenterWindows UpdatePress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.
Relevancy 74.39%

In the Network amp Sharing Center's quot Change Adapter Settings quot there are usually Local Area Connection wired and Wireless Network Connection For as long as I can remember my computer and I'm not sure why has had Local Area Connection Local Area Connection Network cable unplugged Wireless Network Connection and Wireless Network Connection Not connected Here's the background story I always used Wireless connections There's no problem with that now I can connect fine I recently connected my XBOX through my Dell Inspiron's port by allowing other computers to connect through my Local Area Connection For the first few days it worked fine without problems I came home yesterday to find there was no connection through to my XBOX Here's the problem I found that in the Network amp Sharing Center's Network Connections my Local Area Connection is nowhere to be found My LAC WNC and WNC are still there I have checked my Device Manager to see if my LAC was disabled I have also Local Area Connection Missing been looking around forums and such-like to find anything to Missing Local Area Connection help please let me know Thanks Vic

A:Missing Local Area Connection

You should first try going into Device Manager and disable the connections that aren't being used, especially the Msoft virtual wifi miniport which tends to cause connection problems when it's enabled but not being used.

I'm not sure what happened to your local area connection but shared connections aren't something that I would call reliable as you have found out.
Relevancy 74.39%

I have two computers connected to a router (Linksys 4 port) and then to the modem, then to the cable. My old computer uses 98SE as the os and my new computer uses Win XP Pro and I used XP Pro to configure the connection as a Local Area Connection. Now, the question is, will I be able to plug my HP 7100 usb cable into the router so both computers can use the printer independently of each other? As much as possible, I don't want to use a print server but will if have to. TIA


Relevancy 74.39%

So here is the whole story I was playing League of Legends just the other night Area Local Please HELP! Connection Issues! while streaming Local Area Connection Issues! Please HELP! to Twitch tv and in a skype call and listening to music through Amazon when my computer all of a sudden went to a blue error screen and crashed I then had to do a system restore to get my computer to function at all After the system restore My internet would not work I am normally connected via ethernet cable from my linksys E router I proceeded to look up possible causes of this using my cell phone and then decided to try my wireless connection I was able to connect and am currently connected through my wireless card to my router and the internet but still no local area connection My LAC says im connected to an quot unidentified network quot Ive seen all the related posts and issues strewn out over different sites and what not and tried everything from the DOS commands ipconfig release ipconfig renew netsh winsock reset and the other netshell command that i forget atm I have also tried bot assigning an IP and using the automatic setting Here is the results of ipconfig all ------------------------------------------------------------------------- C Windows system gt ipconfig all Windows IP Configuration Host Name Master-Gamer Primary Dns Suffix Node Type Hybrid IP Routing Enabled No WINS Proxy Enabled No DNS Suffix Search List hsd ca comcast net Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection Connection-specific DNS Suffix Description Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller Physical Address F - D-A -DE- D- D DHCP Enabled Yes Autoconfiguration Enabled Yes Link-local IPv Address fe e fdf da Preferred Autoconfiguration IPv Address Preferred Subnet Mask Default Gateway DHCPv IAID DHCPv Client DUID - - - - -BB- -C -F - D-A -DE- D- D DNS Servers fec ffff fec ffff fec ffff NetBIOS over Tcpip Enabled Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection Connection-specific DNS Suffix hsd ca comcast net Description bgn T R Wireless Adapter Physical Address E -B -A -C - F- DHCP Enabled Yes Autoconfiguration Enabled Yes IPv Address b b e d b f Prefer red Temporary IPv Address b f e fb e ba Prefer red Link-local IPv Address fe b e d b f Preferred IPv Address Preferred Subnet Mask Lease Obtained Sunday January PM Lease Expires Monday January PM Default Gateway fe a d fff fe f e c DHCP Server DHCPv IAID DHCPv Client DUID - - - - -BB- -C -F - D-A -DE- D- D DNS Servers feed feed NetBIOS over Tcpip Enabled Tunnel adapter isatap hsd ca comcast net Media State Media disconnected Connection-specific DNS Suffix hsd ca comcast net Description Microsoft ISATAP Adapter Physical Address - - - - - - -E DHCP Enabled No Autoconfiguration Enabled Yes Tunnel adapter isatap F- - D- B - A B FD Media State Media disconnected Connection-specific DNS Suffix Description Microsoft ISATAP Adapter Physical Address - - - - - - -E DHCP Enabled No Autoconfiguration Enabled Yes ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Now if my internet wasnt so terribly slow through the wireless i wouldnt mind just using that but it is incredibly slow and impossible to both play games and stream at the same time so any and all help is VERY MUCH APPRECIATED Edit I also forgot to mention that when i assign a static IP the DHCP under Ethernet switches to quot Enabled NO quot

A:Local Area Connection Issues! Please HELP!

Moving thread to the Networking Forum for better results.
Your Default Gateway is not showing an IP address. Your Default Gateway is your Router. Unplug the power plug to the Modem and the Router. Plug the power into just the Modem (unless you have a modem/router combo) When all the lights come up, plug in the power to the Router (unless combo of course)
Now Go to Start/Search and type inetcpl.cpl and press enter/Connections/LAN Settings. Make sure all the boxes are unchecked. Now go to Start/Search and type ncpa.cpl and press enter. Right click the Local Area connection/Properties scroll down to Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP-IP/IPv4)/Properties. Make sure Obtain an IP Address and DNS Server Address Automatically are both checked. Now go to Start/Search and type CMD Right click the CMD icon in the search results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Command Prompt type ipconfig /release and press enter. the IP Address changes to Now type ipconfig /flushdns and press enter. Now type ipconfig /renew. Now type ipconfig /all. You should have a new IP address try it again. If you still cannot connect please include the text output of your ipconfig /all in your next post
Relevancy 74.39%

hi guys, I got a problem connecting to emuleprojects. Every time i'm connected
,I have " local area connections, a network cable is unplugged." this is intermittent. I have a router d-link 604 and i'm using windows xp sp2.
when i'm doing port tests on emule, all the tests are test between my 2
computers are ok too.

A:local area connection error

IN case you didn't notice the rules on your way in, we don't provide support for P2P applications here. I'm closing this thread, please read the rules before you post again.
Relevancy 74.39%

I have a 2003 Dell Dimension 4550 with XP Home Edition and I connect to the Internet via an external modem and cable Internet service.
I had to reinstall my Windows XP operating system and now I can't connect to the internet. It seems I have lost my Local Area Connection. There are no icons displaying when I open the Internet and Network Connections. I have tried unplugging and plugging in the modem, but the hardware wizard does not recognize the new hardware.
Using command prompt:
I tried the ping test and the results showed that it is not a harware problem.
I also tried ipconfig /release and ipconfig /renew without any success.
I guess I know enough to be dangerous....
Can anyone help me?
Thank you!!

Relevancy 74.39%


My local Area Connection has not been working for awhile. I have tried a new cable, connecting rate to the routor and even a system restore. The cable is pluged in but nothing shows up. The operating system on my laptop is windows 7. Any ideas?


A:Local area connection Not working

I suggest checking to make sure your network driver is correct and updated.

You could also have a hardware issue with your ethernet port - I would take a flashlight to the port and see if any of the copper is bent or broken.
Relevancy 74.39%

Sometimes I will be on my computer and all of a sudden it will lose the internet. When this happens I click on diagnose connection issues and each time I get this message:

local area connection doesn't have a valid ip configuration

The 'diagnose connection issues' button will fix it but I want to find out why this keeps happening. Sometimes it will happen once a day or once a week and tonight it has happened 3 times!

I have a Dell Inspiron One 19 (it's an all-in-one computer). I also have a Belkin N300 router but this problem began before I got the router. My ISP is AT&T DSL. And I do have the DSL filter on the phone line.


A:local area connection error

The next time this occurs, please follow this. You don't need to do step three, but the first two steps provide me with information to assist you.

Oh, and if you could actually provide a second screen shot, of when your internet is working normally (following the first two steps), I would greatly appreciate it.
Relevancy 74.39%

I used to have a network, with this computer being the client pc, but once my bro moved away, he took his computer, therefore we no longer have a network. But the problem is that ever since he left, this computer still thinks its apart of a network (I'm guessing that diagonsis) and I have to have "Local Area Connection Internet" turned on to turn on my actual internet connection. Also, as you would guess "Local Area Connection Internet" has the error message "Limted or no connectivity". So if anybody can tell me how I can use my internet without haveing to turn on "Local Area Connection Internet" I would be grateful.

I'm not so great with networking, but I'm pretty sure there is a simple way to fix this problem.


Relevancy 74.39%

Okay, so I just recently reinstalled windows xp on my computer. So first thing I did was pop in the AT&T high speed internet installer cd but ran into a problem so I had to call DSL tech support. We then discovered that under my network connections there is no Local Area Connection, there is only a 1394 connection. He said that I need to install a local area connection driver. Do you guys know where I can download the local area connection driver?

A:[SOLVED] No Local Area Connection


You need to tell me what type of machine you have (Dell Inspiron, Acer Veriton etc) and then we can help.

Relevancy 74.39%

Hello all. New guy here. Diving in head first, lol.

Anyways, my issue is with a laptop that I am working on. It has an integrated Realtek NIC adapter. When I go into Network Connection upon boot, I see that the local area connection is disabled. If I enable it (which works flawlessly) I can get right on to the internet for the duration that the laptop is powered up.

I guess my question is this: Why does the NIC keep getting disabled everytime I reboot? I have looked in Services (By the way this is a WinXP Home sysytem) and Network Connections is enabled and started with boot.

I have scanned the PC for viruses and it is coming up 100% clean. Any help is greatly appreciated. This is driving me NUTS to say the least.

Relevancy 74.39%

OK so I dont know much about Connections and things.. And Im new to this forum site.. So I apologize if im doing things wrong..

My problem Im having lately is Before I just plugged in my Ethernet cable to my laptop and I would have internet access. Now I just have a connection but a yellow icon saying I have No Internet Access.

I messed around a lil bit and set up a broadband connection and I have internet through that but it takes forever to connect sometimes..

I have Verizon DSL and Im using a Westel 6100 without Firmware installed

On my Local Area Connection " Network 2 " Realtek PCIe FE Family Contoller

its says...
IPv4 Connectivity - No Internet Access
IPv6 Connectivity - No Internet Access

A:HELP No Local Area Connection but have Broadband??

Try this tutorial....
Internet Connection Sharing - Enable
Relevancy 74.39%

Hello everyone I need some advice on how to get my local area connection work I have a HP Compaq Presario laptop model US I am currently experienced some problem with my laptop suspected some virus Any way I think I got rid of it and reinstalled all of my software and hard drive back The weird thing is I got wireless network connection going but the only thing I couldn t get it works is the Local Area Connection I got this message quot A net work cable is unplugged quot I am problem. Connection Local Area a computer Illiterate so I have no idea how to make it works I couldnt remember how I get connected before when I first got my labtop but one thing I was sure that I have no problem of getting connection in school or other public places that I ve been before I reinstall my labtop My sister laptop is working fine so I dont think any wrong with the DSL service at home I checked with my main computer at home also HP and noticed one software that I lost is the net adapter I currently have the wireless Local Area Connection problem. network connection picking up the DSL signal from the router at home but I think the local area connection that is Local Area Connection problem. not working restricted my connection to the internet I really help please I really this laptop working again before my Local Area Connection problem. school start Any one Please help me nbsp

Relevancy 74.39%

Hi Just some background my internet has worked fine up to now no Area Connection Issues Local issues with router or connectivity My computer connects to my router via ethernet the cable runs through the loft attic Internet was working fine until a lightening strike yesterday The lightening strike hit very very near by I can t help Local Area Connection Issues but think the two are linked Local Area Connection Issues Have tested with a brand new replacement wire and still getting same issues Currently typing from wireless laptop Other computers connected to the Local Area Connection Issues router including ones using ethernet are working fine I am using an HP pavillion desktop with an Intel PRO VE i have just updated the drivers to the latest version on the intel website to no avail Here is an ipconfig all from the desktop Thanks Microsoft Windows XP Version C Copyright - Microsoft Corp C Documents and Settings HP Owner gt ipconfig all Windows IP Configuration Host Name Paul- Primary Dns Suffix Node Type Broadcast IP Routing Enabled Yes WINS Proxy Enabled No Ethernet adapter Hamachi Connection-specific DNS Suffix Description Hamachi Network Interface Physical Address A- - - C- - A Dhcp Enabled Yes Autoconfiguration Enabled Yes IP Address Subnet Mask Default Gateway DHCP Server Lease Obtained August Lease Expires August Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection Media State Media disconnected Description Intel R PRO VE Network Connecti on Physical Address - -D - - - F nbsp

A:Local Area Connection Issues

My top suspect is that your Ethernet port got toasted, that's the indication I see. The lightning and the failure can't be a coincidence.

If this is a build-in Ethernet port, you can disable it in the BIOS and use a PCI NIC to connect, they're pretty inexpensive.
Relevancy 74.39%

how can i create a local area connection?
when i installed my windows 7 it came without a 'LAC' and i can't connect to the internet.

A:how to create local area connection

see this link:

How to setup Local Area Connection in Windows 7 ~ xclusive4all
Relevancy 74.39%

I have Vodafone Prepay Broadband so I do not have to plug in any cables. However, recently my internet will not connect properly. The Vodem connects properly but I do not get fully connected as the two pcs with a globe do not appear on my toolbar and no pages will load. When I "Diagnose and Repair" is when I get the message telling me that Local Area Connection 2 is unplugged. I do not understand this as I should not have to plug in anything but the Vodem.

A:Local area connection 2 unplugged

is it the vodem stick that plugs into the usb port? and please mention your operating system
Relevancy 74.39%

Can the "disable" button be used to disconnect the internet connection, or should I just switch off the modem? ("disable" sounds like you're breaking something.... ) Thanks.

A:"disable" Local Area Connection

The "Disable" tab is just a software switch that allows or disallows your NIC to function. It comes in handy if you have more than one NIC for your computer and only want one used at a time.Personally I have had my cable modem on since '97, expect for moving, black outs, and hardware upgrades. Although it is possible I do not feel it needs to be an essential device to be detached either by unplugging the Cat5 or power. Having your firmware up to date and the router properly configured, along with a software firewall (Not the XP firewall) would be a better approach. Even if you unplug the modem\router\NIC you should consider a software firewall a must have security tool.There are many suggestion but to answer your question it will not hurt to use the disable tab in Windows according to Microsoft.Using local area connectionsIf you disable your local area connection, the connection is no longer automatically activated. Because your hardware profile remembers this, it accommodates your location-based needs as a mobile user. For example, if you travel to a remote sales office and use a separate hardware profile for that location that does not enable your local area connection, you do not waste time waiting for your network adapter to time out. The adapter does not even try to connect.
Relevancy 74.39%

Hi All I have Virgin broadband internet Recently the modem started playing up so I phoned Virgin who sent me out a new modem I received it today plugged it in and phoned Virgin to No please Solved: need area help local connection.. get it activated When the advisor told me to connect to the internet I kept getting the page cannot be displayed message so he asked me to go into network connections which I found was totally empty He told me i had lost my local area connection and Solved: No local area connection.. need help please to take the computer into a shop to get Solved: No local area connection.. need help please it reinstalled I don t want to do this unless totally neccessary Is there a way I can get it back or DL something to get it back In my device manager it shows network adapters and under that VIA Rhine II Fast ethernet adapter There are no question marks or explaination marks I tried updating the driver but it says I already have the best one available Is there anything else I can try It was working fine before I plugged in and had the new modem activated Thanks for any help Debby nbsp

Relevancy 74.39%

I recently tried to install PCSync onto my new XP system and the cable adapter drivers won't install, so now whenever I reboot the OS asks me if I want to install the drivers from disc or search the internet for them neither which work.

I just want to uninstall the network connection for the cable. It's a LAN connection for a serial cable for Laplink (parent company) but when I delete the connection I can no longer connect to the internet for some reason.

Could you be of some assistance in this matter?

Thanks in advance.