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Win 8 pro requires that I uninstall Intel (r) network Connections

Question: Win 8 pro requires that I uninstall Intel (r) network Connections

When I uninstall Intel R Network Connections per microsoft instructions I can not longer complete download as I have lost my internet connection. Message reads, Intel (r) Network Connections uninstall this app now because it isn't compatible with windows 8...running windows 7 on HP 6200 (1-year old). Spoke to customer service and could not answer...did Intel upgrade and still doesn't work and have paid for Windows 8 pro download and can not complete...anyone else have same problem or a simple solution...thanks.

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Preferred Solution: Win 8 pro requires that I uninstall Intel (r) network Connections

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Answer: Win 8 pro requires that I uninstall Intel (r) network Connections

Try running the Windows upgrade advisor in compatibility mode for Windows 7 or earlier, also click Run as Admin, and further right click the Windows Upgrade 8 upgrade advisor to run as Admin was the only way I could get it to work right.

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I had a problem with wireless access via Think pad Access Connections.  Think access claimed the driver for the Intel Pro wireless LAN 2100 3B adapter needed to be updated.  I updated to the latest driver  but also updated Think access connections with the 22-12- 2008 version of the software. Now it won't work because  Think Access tells me it requires version of the Intel driver. The only problem is that I already have the latest version of hte driver (which is The one Thinkaccess calls for does not exist. How can I fix this (or even roll back to the previous Think Access Connections)?

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Hi everyone,

I began installing my Win8 Pro upgrade last night from Win7 Ultimate. Everything went smoothly until the compatibility portion:
Prior to me updating that network driver, it listed the 15.xx version as incompatible. I've since updated it to the 17.3 driver version which is the most up to date I could find but I still get this error. I haven't actually tried uninstalling it and then hoping it works because I don't believe that is a logical work around- that is, Win8 would never finish installing without a consistent internet connection during the upgrade process.

Is anyone else running into this? I'm not sure what else to do besides wait for a fix.

Answer:Intel(R) Network Connections

I have Intel Network Connections on my Windows 7 64-bit system. The Windows 8 upgrade won't install until it's removed ... but I've tried uninstalling it and the uninstaller won't work. And like you, I'm not really sure of the consequences of removing it. So I'm stuck. Hope there's some help with this. It's frustrating.

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. When i was installing the network connection driver in windows 7, it did not allow me to install the driver. And Intel i not release new driver for windows 7. My desktop board is DP965LT

Answer:Intel« PRO Network Connections Driver

Quote: Originally Posted by alan4ulove

. When i was installing the network connection driver in windows 7, it did not allow me to install the driver. And Intel i not release new driver for windows 7. My desktop board is DP965LT

Have you tried installing the driver in safe mode (F8)?? If it isnt a win 7 driver you can use a vista driver as long as you install it in compatibility mode. to do that all you need to do is right click the install and click properties>compatibility>check vista
Let us know if that doesnt help
Ken J+

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I am thinking of upgrading my pc from win7 to win8. So just to check if everything is compatible i ran the upgrade adviser which tells whether your drivers are compatible or not. But Intel(R) Network Connections is not compatible with win8, so is there any update or any other software or i don't need this driver?

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The Windows 8 upgrade from Windows 7 64-bit will not continue until the Intel Network Connections is uninstalled.
However, Intel NC will not uninstall. How can I uninstall Intel NC when the uninstaller won't work? And what are the consequences if I do remove it?

Thanks. Any help appreciated.

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i have acer 5630 laptop with windows home vista edition, i have in stalled few free software form internet cuople of years ago and they are of no use now , so i wish to uninstall them but when i uninstall them it say your need to have your admins permission to unistall, but this is my laptop and i have set my self has admin , i also made another user on admin and tried to unistall from that user but still the same.can any one help me and tell me what i am doing wrong or how to do it right.mail me onedited by moderator: personal data removed.

Answer:Software uninstall requires Admin permission

If you can find the actual file which starts the uninstaller for that program (it will be in the program's installation folder, and will be called UNWISE.EXE or UNINSTAL.EXE or something like that), right-click it and choose "Run as administrator"

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A software in the HP Support Assistant called "Intel Centrino Wilreless Bluetooth 4,0 Adaptor" says that users must remove the old adaptor software in order to install the item. In the Program Features there is an "Intel Wireless Bluetooth (patch version 17.1.1434,2 )" item. Is this the software that must be removed first ?

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Hi, All,

I'm interested in dumping my Atholon-based ASUS A7V-333 mobo and trying a P4-based system. Will I have to reinstall Win2K when I install the new motherboard?

Thanks for your expert advice!


Answer:Go from AMD to Intel: Requires Win2K reinstall?

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My T400 is experiencing recurring Device Manager Alerts for the Intel Active Management Technology - SOL (COM4) driver, which stops working with a Code 43 in Device status.  When the flag comes up, I can reinstall the driver and it works fine for a day or two and then it reappears and requires another reinstall.  Any suggestions? Driver details: Intel ver. Thanks...

T400 2764CTOWindows 7 x64

Answer:Intel AMT - SOL (COM4) driver periodically requires reinstall

Possible fix for the issue..

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I have a peculiar issue where I would need to have "Network and Sharing Center" open to be able to see that my my laptop's wireless connection. I would see the signal bar and also see the dreaded red x.

Even when I have it open, I can see it refreshing each second; like its losing connection and reestablishing.

My internet connection is working and has no issues.

What can this be?

Network and Sharing Center - Open
Network and Sharing Center - Open and refreshed

Network and Sharing Center - Closed

Answer:Correct Network Tray Icon - Requires Network and Sharing Center Open??

That will probably be your Ethernet connection, not your wireless adapter, you can disable it in the bios if you don't use it.

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Hi all,

I am in the process of recovering a laptop from a recent virus surge and have run into some problems with its connection to the internet. When I open the network connections folder there is no local area connection or wireless network connection options. Additionally, the Network Connections service is hung on Starting.

I went through Microsoft KB 825826: "How to troubleshoot missing network connections icons in Windows Server 2003 and in Windows XP", but did not have any luck. Also ran LSP-Fix utility to repair any potential winsock issues but problem has not yet been resolved.

Answer:Network Connections service "Starting" and all network connections missing

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I have been trying for a while to delete three broadband connections i seem to have made, but not enabled. They are located in the network connections dialog under the broadband heading. On top of this they keep asking me which server to connect to. When I try to delete them, it asks me if i want to send them to the recycle bin, I click yes, and then nothing happens, they don't go anywhere. Any help would be greatful. Thanks.

Answer:can't delete my broadband connections in Network connections

you may have to install the soft wacd and remove it from there. try it

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I'm trying to fix my son's T43 (win xp pro) quickly, he's finishing up his semester at college and going into the marines and has exams, etc and needs this laptop fixed as soon as possible. Not sure how this happened, but did system update and updated all the drivers/software including access connections (now at 5.33) but access connections and Fn+F5 seems to think the wireless radio is on but the light isn't on so it's off, and Find Networks finds nothing of course. The Wireless PCI card has the latest drivers so that's good. In a command shell i do an ipconfig and it just says "Windows IP Configuration" and no ethernet listed, neither the wireless or wired adapters. In the control panel hardware view they are there, enabled and good to go. But in Network Connections I only have the Broadband choice set to disconnected with WAN Miniport PPPOE and when i try to enable it it wants a userid/password (my other laptop has this also but also shows the wired and wireless adapters). I have a good cable connected that works fine in my other laptop so the wired connection is fine, the red/amber lights blink when in the T43 socket. Can anyone help me to straighten this mess out? Adding new connections in Network Connections doesn't work, it just says I already have a broadband connection. I need to get him up and running asap. Thanks for any help.

Answer:Need Help, Network Connections/Access Connections Problems

This sounds like a similiar problem:  

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PCs are Win 7 Ultimate, All are joined to the Domain
Domain Controller, DNS, DHCP Server (on same instance) is Server 2012 standard
The network topology is like this: Router as Internet Gateway>Switch>Wired to Server and PC's, SIP phones, and Wireless Access Point all on same subnet. DNS and DHCP have been offloaded to Server Roles and switched off on the router.
All of the PCs have network cards that have joined the domain network at least some of the time since I set them up.
Some of them have always picked up the domain network and continue to this day.
Some of them intermittently pick up the domain network and other times join whatever other unmanaged network is available.
Some of them have stopped picking up the domain network altogether and will, no matter how many times their NICs are restarted, always join a non-domain (unmanaged) network.
When the NICs are not joining the domain, they are unable to ping hostnames of any devices on the network but nslookup of the hostnames usually works. The DC, DNS, DHCP server's IP can be pinged without issue, ipv4 or ipv6.
I am recording DNS Client Errors (ID 1014) on all of the PCs during the intervals when their NICs are identifying which network to join.

-On the PCs that are catching the domain network I am only getting a single error about the root domain, eg the domain is and I am only getting errors about how the configured DNS servers cannot resolve (nothing with fully qualified
do... Read more

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I've had my win7 laptop for about 3 weeks now.  I have an older XP machine upstairs.  I created links to several web folders using the info from my old machine, and everything worked fine.
Today, when I went to open one of my network locations (FTP web hosting), where it normally is under "Computer," there was only a file inside called Target.lnk .  Normally you see the web folder contents. 
I had 2 network locations like this, and both worked fine a week ago, and now show the above behavior.
Additionally, if I try to create a new network location, or map a new network drive, I get an error, "The folder you entered does not appear to be valid. Please choose another."
I know the folder is valid b/c I can navigate to it in my web browsers, and log in with my FTP credentials.
So, what's going on?  I've read that Win7 has issues with web folders, but both locations worked a week ago!
Any help would be appreciated.

-- Mo

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I have installed and adsl wlan router to connect 2 desktops and two laptops tot he internet and each other. In network connections no wireless connection appears. On the second computer and the laptops the wireless connection is there in network connections. Where is it hiding?????

Answer:no wireless connections in network connections

Firstly, routers don't install really, they just connect; this is about the only type of hardware that requires no software or driver of any kind.Secondly, have you run the Network Setup Wizard yet? If not, your operating system won't know that there's anything there or what to do with it.If you have run the wizard and yet the PC still doesn't see the router, double check all the connections.

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I have Windows XP operating system, IE7, dial-up connection. The number of connections per server keeps changing. I believe the appropriate setting is ten but often when I reboot the setting gets changed which results in slower internet downloading speed. How do I keep the setting the same? I also have IE7Pro on my computer and that is set to ten connections per server. Hope you can help me out--Cherise

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Hello and pleaase help. attached is a screenshot of TCP view.

Currently I have no sound, due to malware, and I have been thru the removal process. How is it that even after I uninstall IE that it is still alive and functioning ? Firefox has been my only browser for a year or two. i just don't understand this. Further, IE is also opening a window and displaying advertisements.

Can I not upload, in this thread ? or did i do something wrong ? thanks

Answer:IE multiple connections to ?, after UNINSTALL

Uploads are not permitted. Go to a site like ImgShack
upload your image and post the link.
for my reference.

I uninstall IEClick to expand...

It is not possible to uninstall Internet Explorer; that's why it remains on your computer. You do need it to update windows for all those security patches.

IE multiple connections to ?Click to expand...

What does the question mark stand for? It is hard to decipher what multiple connections to ? means!

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HiI can not uninstall access connection from my T60p running vista... I get no information from uninstalls app...just nothing there any way to run a manual uninstall?Thanks

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I have Lenovo T60. Windows XP professional. Thinkvantage Access Connections version 4.23a. I tried to upgrade it to latest version. But whenever I try to do that I get following message"An installation support file could not be installed. The parameter is incorrect" I tried to uninstall it. I get the same message. Please let me know how to fix this issue.  

Answer:Cannot uninstall Thinkvantage Access Connections. Help please

Hello, That is a rather generic error message, so here are a few things you can try, one of which may solve the problem: It could be that you are not logged in with administrator privileges, which could be preventing the package from deploying on your computer.  Make sure you are logged in with administrator privileges before the installation. The Windows Installation service could be damaged or otherwise corrupt.  Try downloading and installing the Windows Installer 3.1 Redistributable from Microsoft's web site and then re-running the installation package for the ThinkVantage Access Connections.There may be a problem with the location or permissions of the directory from which you are attempting to run the installation package.  Try creating a new directory which is in the root directory of drive C: and has a short filename, such as C:\INST_TAC\, copying the installation package for the ThinkVantage Access Connections to it, verify you have full rights to the directory and then re-attempting installation.Another reason for this type of behavior might be that the temporary file directories (as pointed to by the %TEMP% variable, and the %windir%\TEMP\ directory) contain so many directories and files that the installation package somehow "loses track" (runs out of file handles?) of the location it is using to temporarily store files. One way to solve this is to delete the contents of the above-mentioned locations and then try installing the ap... Read more

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Hello friends,

I am new here, I just received a new work computer that runs Windows 8. After connecting it to the network I had trouble with it being password protected and found help on this form post by Topgundcp. The new computer is now accessible from 3 of the other 4 (Win XP) computers but still locked for 1 computer. I can not figure out why or a solution, hopefully someone here knows the answer to this dilemma.

Thank you,

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I had been using my linksys wireless router to connect from my laptop for months without any network key or password required. Recently, a friend sent me a linksys booster to improve my signal strength. After hooking it up, the wireless network that I was previously able to access right away is now security enabled and requires a network key? What gives? Thanks for your help.

Answer:Wireless Booster requires network key?

If you remove the booster again does it remove the requirement? I have never heard of this occuring.

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In 8.1 Pro, 64-bit:

In an effort to allow connectivity with a virtual machine using VMware Player, I deleted the Network Bridge. While this indeed enabled connectivity I now find that Metro apps (at least iHeart radio, Weather) requiring Internet connectivity no longer work. I have already run the diagnostics suggested to no avail.

So, is there a solution that allows Metro apps without the Network Bridge?



Answer:Metro requires network bridge?

A network bridge isn't required for Metro to function.

More than likely the VMware player is creating the problem.

Maybe the VMware guide will help.

[Guide]Install Windows 8 on VMware Workstation with VMware Tools

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Help me!Network requires a password every time after rebooting.I need remember this password!Thank you

Answer:network requires a password every time after

Do you have a question?

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I have a D-Link DES1108 switch which is connected to a router which is connected to a cable modem.
I have 2 computers and a NAS also connected to the router.
I have 2 more computers connected to the switch.

All computers can access the inet normally.
Each of the computers on the router can see and talk to the NAS.
The computers on the switch can see the NAS but when I try to connect to it, it is asking for a password.
The computers are a mix - 1=XP, 1=Vista, 2=W7. They are all configured as workgroup, no domain.
If I move a computer from the router to the switch it will also request a password to access the NAS.

If the NAS is on the switch then all will require a password. I have no clue why it is asking for a pw, or what pw it would like.

A switch is not configurable, correct? It is just suppose to connect everything. The computers on the switch get the IP from the router as do the ones on the router.

So what am I missing????????


Answer:Network Switch requires password

The NAS still may require a password of some sort to keep unwanted people out of it. What model of NAS do you have?

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Hello, A few months back, I was having some issues connecting to the internet on my HP Stream. The error message read something along the lines of, "No internet connections available." The wifi router/modem are working properly as there are multiple other devices on the network, and I have moved in the past month to a new place, and had this issue at my last place as well as my current residence. For hours, I searched on the internet on my phone and tried to troubleshoot the issue. Finally, I found something that works: uninstalling the disk drive (Hynix HGB4e). As of a couple of weeks ago, the issue arises multiple times a day and I have to uninstall the driver and restart my computer. It automatically installs the driver again, and the internet works. My questions are: Will this regular uninstallation of the driver harm my computer in the long run? Could there be another way to actually fix the issue once and for all?  Thanks for reading

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Windows 8.1 Pro N - I've tried pretty much everything I found on the web to connect to WiFi but my laptop does not find a single connection. It says "Not connected - No connections available". I believe I installed all the network drivers available but it only allows me to connect via Ethernet. The network adapters seem to be ok too.My wifi connection is perfectly fine on all other devices I use.Please give any suggestions. thank you!

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So my sata mother board finally died and i had to replace it. I ended up with a intel DG33BU, now i cant install hardware cause i dont have the proper drivers, i cant get the drivers cause my enternet and network drivers need to be re-installed/updated. ive tried saving files to usb, but with no drivers my computer wont read them. iv tried burning exe's to disk, but end up either needing the computer to connect to internet to install fully or files become "corrupt". i thought of pulling out a HDD and putting it into another computer and adding files, but i dont have another sata computer. what i normally do is install blackberry desktop software and use my phone as a modem to get drivers for the wireless wifi cards. but i cant get net framework 3.5 sp1 on to disk without it going corrupt.

Answer:intel DG33BU with no connections or drivers

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Hi there, I have been having extremely extremely frustrating problems with connecting to the internet on my desktop. Internet will be fine and then suddenly go out briefly or for extended periods of time, fixable by disabling the pci card and then re enabling it and connecting to my wireless router again.

I have re installed windows from scratch, and uninstalled and re installed drivers. I tested this with a usb wireless card before re installing windows and i had the same problem. The internet problems usually start when playing the multiplayer game league of legends.

This problem is infuriating any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:network card requires constant refreshing

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So my university network requires users to relogin every 12 hours. I was wondering if there was any way to either automate this, or automatically set an alarm/timer when I log on that reminds me how much time I have before it's going to kick me off and force me to log back on.

The problem is I play games online, and it just boots me off the internet with no warning. I'm looking to either bypass this all together (I know that's unlikely) or at least give myself some warning when I have an hour left and what not. Thanks.

Answer:Network requires users to relogin every 12 hours

There probably isn't anything on your end you can do, except to put a timer on your watch/clock.

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I'm using an Intel 536EP V.92 56K modem (I know, an el cheapo), and for the life of me I can't get a connection faster than 26400bps. It's set to max out at 115200, as usual. I really don't think it's the line (I actually got the 115K connection once or twice with a different computer/modem--yes, I realize that's not possible, but it sure seemed that fast!) I've tried all I can think to try, and all I've read to try, such as init strings, etc. I'm using MSN, so I would assume they support v.92. I tried a couple of different access numbers. I tried disabling v.92 and just using v.90. I......oh, I don't know. Other than not being cheap, any suggestions?

Answer:Slow Connections With Intel 536EP Modem

Hi SonOfThunder... welcome to TSG.<BR><BR>You should have the modem port speed at 57600. Turning it up to 115200 can actually slow things down.<BR><BR>The Intel 536EP V.92 56K modem is a winmodem and is reliant heavily on Windows and the processor. Could you post the computer your running? On a 120Mhz Pentium will only run a 56K winmodem at 28 to 33k.

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I have just gotten a new laptop from work, and I am having some issues connecting to wireless networks with it. I have no issues connecting at home with my personal laptop, and had no issues with my previous work computer. My laptop is running on Windows XP SP2, and is a Lenovo W500 4063-3FU. I have tried resetting my wireless router, and have installed the latest version of the wireless adapter drivers from Lenovo's website with no luck.

What happens is that I will connect to the network, and have a great connection for ~10 minutes, when my computer will show that I am connected, but I will not be able to load any new webpages. I use Windows to repair my wireless connection, which will succeed, but then 10 minutes later the problem repeats.

Any help or advice is greatly appreciated!

Answer:Wireless Network Connection requires constant repair

That sounds a lot like malware, have you done malware scans?

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Suddenly, my T60 would not allow me to enable and disable network connections from the right-click menu, from the Networking folder, from the tray, or from the connections themselves.  It took me hours to find the cause and the solution.  It's a combination of XP Pro's stupid cryptographic driver signing processes and Lenovo's drivers. The problem is that Lenovo uses unsigned drivers for the wireless and wired network hardware, and they're installed EITHER by using the Lenovo update or Windows update process.  For me, the loss of function was somehow triggered by a Rescue & Recovery rebuild. The unsigned drivers, installed by any method, can trigger a Windows glitch, described in MS article #822798,  found at  The solution for me was renaming the catroot2 folder in System32 to "oldcatroot" and rebooting.  Unfortunately, all the drivers are unsigned, whether they're the shipping drivers or updated ones. Message Edited by JML on 07-27-2008 07:40 AMMessage Edited by JML on 07-27-2008 06:36 PM

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5250 @ 1.50GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1014 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 384 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 57231 MB, Free - 41659 MB; D: Total - 57231 MB, Free - 14579 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, Inc., Nestos , Not Applicable, LXAJL0X031734074722500
Antivirus: None

Hi. I have a problem with my wireless connection. The tab under network connections does NOT show wireless connection. This happened after I reinstalled winxp. I installed the wireless driver but it did not work. I can only connect to the internet using the wired connection. What should I do?

Answer:Laptop doesnt show wireless network connection under network connections

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So guys, I have been having this problem for several days.
One day, I noticed that my wireless internet icon was gone from the taskbar.
I thought, that's easy, I'd set it to show from Network Connections.

However, when I went to Control Panel, Network Connections would not open, no hourglass or anything. Nothing.

So I went to services.msc, and sure enough, Network Connections was disabled. I set it to Manual and tried to start it. I got the error "Could not start Network Connections on Local Computer. 193: 0xc1."

This is bringing me down, because I've searched for an answer online for days, nothing worked.
I tried using regsvr32 to register netshell.dll, but I got the error "netshell.dll was loaded but the DllRegisterServer entry point was not found. This file cannot be registered."

I have Windows XP Home Edition SP 2.

I have scanned for viruses with avast! Home Edition, found nothing.

And very surprisingly, I still have internet. But I travel, so I need to choose my wireless networks, and this way, I can't. Thank you in advance for any help.

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Hey guys!

Maybe someone can help me out with these questions I have:

1) What is "Client for Microsoft Networks" ?

2) What is "QoS Packet Scheduler" ?

3) Is it safe to disable these options?

I'd greatly appreciate it if anyone could help me out.


Answer:My Network Places -> View Network Connections -> Properties (Screenshot Inside)

Response to Q3:
1. No. Not if you want to have a LAN of Windows PCs.
2. Yes.

Plus if your want to share files and a printer on a LAN you'd need to enable FIle and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks.

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Just got a new G550 laptop  w/Win 7 OS. Tried to connect to wired router and got message "network cable not connected". Recycled laptop and router and came up with router connected to the laptop. Same message after search and identify steps finished. I then noticed I lost connection to the net/router with my other home networked units as well! Tried another cable, same results along with losing the entire home network connection. Disconnected the G550 from home network, via the cable, and the home network reconnected without any intervention. Tried another reboot directly connected to the cable modem, no go there either!  I also rebooted with the wireless search shutoff and got the same problems as on the wired attempt. Thought it might have been the NIC card so I exchanged the system back at the store.  Sorry, same problem!!  

Answer:Not Connecting to Wired Network and Forcing the loss of all Connections on the Home Network

I have a very similar problem... New Lenovo G550, running Vista Home Premium 64-bit. Right from the start it causes my TrendNet TEW-432BRP router to crash every 10 seconds. I bought a new DLink WBR-1310 and experience the same problem. Connecting to either router through either a wireless connection or a LAN cable connection causes the router to crash every 10 seconds. The router crashes, reboots, establishes a connection with the laptop, communication starts and then the router crashes again. I am looking for help.

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 7260 . hmwwb intel network adapter and the product compatible with HP Pavilion DV73020 el buongiorno,devo sostituire la mia scheda di rete che ha uno standard WIFI 802.11 N con una che ha lo standard 802.11 acquale Ŕ quella  compatibile con il mio notebook pavilion DV7 3020el.grazie- Max Di Pardo good morningi have to replace my network adapter that a standard WIFI802.11 N with a that the 802.11 AC standard that which it compatible with my notebook Pvilion DV7 3020elthank you Max Di Pardo

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Hi there,
Apparently as the result of malware (I suddenly received many detected viruses using Avira and Malware Bytes), I can no longer access the internet. The Network Connections window is completely blank, and in the Device Manager, every single driver under Network Adapters (1394 net Adapter, Direct Parallel, Intel Pro/Wireless, Realtek, WAN Miniport, etc.) has a yellow exclamation mark. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers. In some cases, I got a message saying uninstallation is not allowed. But in all cases, even where I could uninstall and reinstall, it didn't help at all. I also already tried running:
regsvr32 netshell.dll
regsvr32 netcfgx.dll
regsvr32 netman.dll
Each routine was successful, but didn't help. Running "Start netman start" gives a response that it is already running.
Any advice? Is there any way around reinstalling XP? Will that even help?
I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro M70 running XP Professional.
Any advice is greatly appreciated... I have been working on this to no avail for over 12 hours.

Answer:All network adapters lost and network connections window is empty

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I am connected to the internet, but there is a red x on my network icon (yet when you hover over it, it says internet access.) I tried to go into the network and sharing > change adapter settings, yet the Network connections folder is COMPLETELY blank.

I tried reinstalling the driver. Initially, I get a message that says "the parameter is incorrect" Although, I tried to do it a second time, it said that the driver is up to date.

I dunno what else to do. I'd like to have access to my LAN connection. I'm running Win 7 Ultimate x64.

Answer:Network Connections Blank - Red X on Network Icon- but Internet works

Well, after 3 hours of trying to find a solution, I immediately found it after creating this thread. Sorry!!!

Anyway, the solution was to open the registry editor, go to: "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Network" and delete the “Config” value. I restarted my computer, and all was well.

Still wondering: why did this happen in the first place?

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Hi, I'm new to this so bear with me :/

I know there are a lot of forum posts on this on this forum and many others but after 8 hours of trawling through them and getting nowhere I thought I would make a thread with my specific problem and see if anyone can help.

I got my new graphics card yesterday, and after 4 hours of trying to get that to work, it's in and working but now I have a red cross where it says my internet is connected and when I click on it it says No Connections are available. I have a wired connection, and the ethernet cable is in (there is no light on my mobo to confirm this). When I troubleshoot it says:
Windows did not detect a properly installed network adapter. If you have a network adapter you will need to reinstall the driver.

I have got my MOBO CD and attempted to do that but the gigabyte interface is completely missing and I can't find the network adapter on there. I have also tried downloading the new drivers, first on my laptop and running them on the PC but that had no success, and the second time through my Iphone personal hotspot but with the same results.

I know the ethernet cable works because I have put it in my laptop.

I have a Gigabyte H61MA-D3v Mobo
i5 2500K
8 GB Ram
GTX 770
Running Windows 7

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated because I'm close to putting my foot through my PC.



Answer:No network connections available and no network adapter in device manager (windows 7)

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So I have 4 computers connected into a gigabit switch,
If I drop power to the switch, all 4 computers' ethernet connections (obviously) go offline.
When I power the switch back on, I would expect, after a few seconds, that they would pick up their connections again.
One of the machines does this, the other 3 get themselves stuck in a state where they think they're online, but can't access anything on the network, and don't respond to pings.
If I disable/reenable the adapter, then do ipconfig /rel /ren
they start working again.
But I'm scratching my head trying to work out why 1 machine is fine, and 3 aren't. They are the same exact hardware (and cost $US3800 each)
and have the same windows image on them...

??? Also note that they are on DHCP with reservations.

Any ideas would be cool. thanks!

Answer:Some workstations network connections don't recover after network switch outage

When the switch comes back up, do these machines still have valid IP addresses, or do they switch to 169.x.x.x APIPA addressing? Also, if you hard-code IP address information (rather than rely on DHCP) as a test, do the machines all network properly after the switch drop and re-up?

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I'm preparing a laptop for transfer to someone else and have deleted all my network accounts (wireless) in the Control Panel. But over in the Sys Tray, when I click on the network icon, my two connections are still listed (name and name-guest). How do I delete those? Win 7x64. Thanks,

Answer:Deleting my own network connections listings (sys tray network icon)

When you click on the network icon in the System Tray, it will always list all of the Available Wireless Networks in the area, including those of your neighbours if their signal is strong enough. However, if you've already deleted your own networks in Control Panel, the computer won't be able to connect to them again until the encryption key is re-entered.

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I'm trying to get on my work's wifi with my Windows Phone. The phone detects the network but only gives me the option to enter a password. The network requires each individual to enter a unique username AND password assigned by the admin. Any know a solution for this?

Answer:Get on wifi network that requires username and password - Windows Phone?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question The network requires each individual to enter a unique username AND password assigned by the admin. In that case a webpage should open requesting you to enter username and password, any wifi unless the broadcast name is hidden wont allow you to enter a username ,even windows phone. you should contact your admin :)

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What I want is the most secured pc possible, disabling all the network connections except my private network made with hamachi. I use it to play games on lan with my friend, but when I get malicious tools from internet, all my system is f***ed up and I need to reinstall windows, softwares and all my games, one by one.

-I use the standard windows firewall, my computer is xp pro SP3.
-I deleted every web browser I had, explorer not completely removed.
-Our hamachi network is secured with a password, only the two of us using it.
-I plan on freezing my system partition after making all the changes needed (deepfreeze)

So how can I reinforce my pc security without buying an AV that will ruin me? What setting should I change in my firewall or is there a better one aviable for free? Is there an alternative to freezing my system since I need to turn it off even for the smallest change?

Hope you can help me on this.

Answer:How to block all network connections but not hamachi private network?

From what I've read, you have to allow Hamachi to contact its server in order to login.

Apart from that, go to Windows Firewall, Exceptions tab, and uncheck everything that you feel is not used.

A stateful packet inspection (SPI) firewall will only allow networks packets to come in if it has seen packets going out to that address. So if an application talks to a server, then that server is allowed to reply back. Otherwise all other inbound connections attempts are blocked. The Windows Firewall is an SPI type. So, that should fulfill your requirement of "disabling all network connections" .

One thing you should consider. Windows Firewall on XP doesn't block outgoing applications. So if you downloaded a malware and it starts calling home, Windows Firewall will not stop it. There are free firewalls available, like Comodo and Online Armor, which have outbound blocking. These 2 have a built in white list of safe programs to allow online. If an unrecognized program calls outbound, it will ask you for permission.

I don't understand why an antivirus will ruin you. I'll assume that you mean financially. There are a number of antivirus programs that are free: AVG Free, MS Security Essentials and Avast.

You stated that you want the 'most secured pc possible'. So I'll add some other advice.

Get a router if you don't have one. Even if you have only 1 PC. The router will act as a basic hardware firewall. The Windows Firewall is ok, ... Read more

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Can anyone help me. I am trying to network my laptop with my desktop. I have done it before, but have changed routers. Now I can't find my network icon on my laptop. I have tried the ipconfig /all and this is what it came up with. Window IP Configuration
Host name............. Solovan
Primary dns suffix.....
Node type..............Unknown
IP Routing Enable ...No
WINS proxy enabled.No

Ethernet adapter local area connection
Media state..................Media disconnected
Description ..................Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC
Physical Address...........00-C0-9F-6C-80-56


Answer:Solved: Can't find the network icon under network connections

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So originally I upgraded my mini PCI card and was trying to get that working... It was recognized in the device manager but not the network connections.. I could not see the adapter to use or enable/disable etc despite having the drivers up to date. Now I have my old card back in and now have the same issue with it! It is present without a problem and with the newest drivers in network connections... But I can't use it, can't see it anywhere else! I try to create a new connection in network connections and it does not give me wireless as an option.

Running Windows 10 64bit on a Sony VAIO SVT151A11u laptop.

The old wireless card that is reinstalled is an Atheros AR9485WB-EG.

Answer:Network Adapter Ok in Device Manager not in network connections etc

I have exactly the same problem. Clean install, Wireless adapter is WUSB54G. The adapter says it is working fine in device manager, but Windows 10 does not give wireless as an option.

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Restoring Network Connection [window reads]:
"An error occurred while reconnecting Z: to [my IP address]
Microsoft Windows Network: The network name cannot be found
This connection has not been restored"
Hi, I need step by step help in resolving this issue. Can anyone help? Thanks

Answer:Restoring network connections - the network cannot be found 0x80070043

This forum is for IT professionals. Better platform for step by step and detailed help is in
Unfortunately you have not given more relevant information on network security (workgroup or domain), about what you did before it started, network configuration and name resolution configuration.
Personaly I would use network monitor if no imput information helps to resolve this proble, Wireshark will do the trick.

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I recently tried to remove some malware from my system, and then all of these problems happened. I can no longer connect to the internet, and my network connections folder is totally empty. Under network adapters, all of them are missing or corrupt. I hit the update button, and it says that I have the newest driver available. I uninstalled all of them, and then rebooted, but they were just corrupt again.

I cannot activate simple TCP/IP under network connections in Add/remove windows components, I don't know if that's important or not.

My workstation service fails to start.

My Net/BIOS service fails to start.

I have tried to system restore, but it won't work.

I scanned the registries with regcure, but that didnt work either.

Booting in safe mode doesn't fix any of these problems.

I'm pretty sure I have service pack 3 (service pack files i386)

I had a bunch of missing icons in my control panel, the files were there, but their icons were not, i ran

regsvr32 netman.dll

and two other commands regsvr32 commands, i forgot which, then these icons came back, but I still have an empty network connections folder.

I'm at a loss, and don't know where to go from here, any help would be GREATLY appreciated.


Answer:No network connections, missing or corrupt network adapters...

Could you try to explain exactly what you did to remove to malware? Maybe you changed a setting somewhere without realizing it.

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T42 Wireless Not working - XP Pro with Intel Pro 2100 - Thinkvantage Access Connections will not find Network. It will search for a newtork but will never connect to the wireless router which is only a few feet away.  The router works fine, I have tested other machines on it and I have a T42 with this Intel Pro 2200 working on it.

Answer:T42 Wireless Not working with Thinkvantage Access Connections XP Pro with Intel Pro 2100

Tried the new Intel Driver and that did not help.  Any suggestions?

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W520 with Windows 7 Pro and Intel Centrino N-6300 wireless adapter connecting to an Asus RT-N66U wireless router. If I have Intel PROset/Wireless installed my laptop can't connect to any wifi networks.  If I try the Windows network troubleshooter it thinks there is a problem with the access point but there isn't because I have a phone and 2 other laptops that can connect just fine.  Restarting my computer or my router doesn't help, neither does uninstalling and resinstalling the wireless adapter drivers..  As soon as I uninstall PROset/Wireless I can connect again. I've had this problem for quite a while and I just uninstall the software.  I installed a bunch of Lenovo updates recently and it got installed again and I had a frustrating hour or so trying to troubleshoot until I remembered the likely cause of the problem.  I uninstalled it and now things are working again.  I don't think there are any features in the PROset/Wireless software I would even use but I'd still like to know why it's causing this problem.

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We have a T42 Laptop with an Internal Intel 2200bg Wireless Card. The user needs to be able to use LEAP and until recently, IBM Access Connections was not installed. I updated to the most up to date driver from IBM and installed the latest Access Connections.  Now, the light for the wireless comes on, it states the wireless is on in the Driver settings, but the Access Connections and the System (fn-f5) all state the radio is OFF.  When I attempt to turn on the Radio.  It will think for a few seconds and then nothing. It will stay off. Currently the user is unable to use the wireless card. Any help or suggestions are appreciated.

Answer:T42, Intel 2200bg Wireless Radio won't turn on in Access Connections

I have encountered the same problem on my T42 with an Intel 2200bg wireless card ever since I downloaded updates from ThinkVantage System Update on 3/29/2008. I have not found a fix on the Lenovo web site but it seems to be a software problem.

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IT may also be a problem in UK but usually I am in range of a strong EE signal. In France it simply will not automatically connect to the local network without restarting the phone every time it loses the signal due to being out of range.

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Hello all,

as you can see from the subject the problem is a bit weird .. from the command prompt: ipconfig /all , i see everything but in the graphical interface not .. so i can't manage them and it's very annoying.

History of the problem:
The problem appeared after i made a big mess with the file and registry permissions when after using "subinacl.exe" to reset the registry permissions and correct some other problems, i began to get messages from programs and services that "There is not enough storage to complete this operation", anyway and after many hours made a successful recovery using a different vista installation to correct the file permission problem which locked me out from booting completely. The thing is that both registry and file permissions to Program Files, Program Files (x86), ProgramData, Windows folders were made manually to full permissions on everything to the system and administrators accounts and the same to the Registry Keys (without subinacl.exe this time so i know what is happening) . In the registry i had some notifications that it was not successful to everything. Anyhow app and window function seems to work fine now except the problem with the network adapters.

I imagine that it's again something with the permissions .. but to what? .. i can't risk damaging everything again! ..
Does anyone has any idea what i could check to see if the problem gets fixed ?

Thank you

Answer:Can't See Network Adapters in Network Connections (but they are working)

Forget it .. it was a service that didn't start .. it needed to change the account which was running it .. as i said in the beginning ... big mess ! ..

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I'm using a Toshiba M505-S4940 running Win 7 (64), and have developed the problem in the last several weeks of my system tray icon for wireless showing a red "x" instead of the normal connection signal. When I access the Network and Sharing Center and click the link to Change Adapter Settings, the window for Network Connections is entirely empty - no adapters, nothing (and thus no way to modify adapter settings). Checking in Device Manager shows both of my adapters (Wireless = Realtek RTL8192E, Wired = Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller), and both are functioning. I'm able to access the internet both wired and wirelessly. I've tried to update the drivers for the wireless connection, also tried to approximate how far back the problem started and doing a system restore to that point. I could restore back further but don't want to deal with having to reinstall all of the software that I've installed in the last 6 months. Any suggestions are welcome

Answer:No network adapters shown in network connections

Hello RunningPT12 and welcome to BC,
When you say that you are able to connect both via wired and wireless connections do you mean even when you are seeing a red "x" over your connections tab in the system tray and there are no connections showing when you try to change your network adapters?

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HELP! Can't access my network connections in my network folder!!

Guys, i have a problem with my network folder.

It seems that I can't see my existing network connections in the folder! I first noticed this when i click on my dial-up

connection the connection window won't come up.

When i open the network connections folder in the control panel, an error message comes up with this message:

The Network Connections Folder was unable
to retrieve the lsit of Network adapters
on your machine. Please make sure that the
Network Connections service is enabled and

I tried going to the Services Tool and manually started Network Connections but this is the message I got:

Could not start the Network Connections service on Local Computer.
Error 127: The specified procedure could not be found.

What gives? Please help me guys. I'm really at lost on what to do this time. I even tried starting all services but i only

got the same error message in the Network Connections service.

HJT Logfile attached for further info... just in case:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:36:34 PM, on 2/2/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2, v.2082 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2082)

Running processes:
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Answer:HELP! Can't access my network connections in my network folder!!

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So I have this problem that all of a sudden my broadband connections are not appearing in the network list in the taskbar. They used to before, but suddenly they're not. Im using a laptop running Win 7 Ultimate edition.
To connect to the Internet, I have to connect to a wireless modem first, then using a PPPoE connection that requires a username and password. The wireless modem connection icon is appearing, but the PPPoE icon isn't.

Here's some screencaps.

^The connections used to appear here. Now only my wireless modem connection appears here.

^The connections list.

If anyone wants to know, I recently installed Avast antivirus. Dunno if its related in any way. Please help me get those icons back.

Answer:Network connections not appearing in network list in Win 7

Greetings, supersonic_ht, and welcome aboard.

A few quick questions:

Have you tried uninstalling avast! and seeing if your symptoms change?

Do your symptoms change if you boot into Safe Mode with Networking?

And, what device is used for your ethernet connection? Are there any flags for that hardware in Device Manager?

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I'm having problems with a desktop. I have lost network connection, no LAN settings and cannot add a new connection and obviously no internet. Network troubleshooter will not run. I cannot run McAfee or other programs. All other computers on the network are up and running. I have tried searching multiple topics similar problems. I have been unsuccessful starting needed services such as telephony, remote access, network location awareness, etc.I transferred over a program from my laptop to get the following hijack analysis:Logfile of Advanced SystemCare 3 Security AnalyzerScan saved at 12:14:15 PM, on 4/22/2010Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.1)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.0 (7.0.5730.11)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\brsvc01a.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\brss01a.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Brmfrmps.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LMabcoms.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\SystemCore\mfevtps.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\SystemCore\mcshield.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\SystemCore\mfefire.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC: ... Read more

Answer:network problems - lost network connections

Sorry, it was the McAfee problem. I didn't notice the post on the home page. I used the McAfee ALERT: 5958 DAT Update Issue (For Home Users Only)

?If you are a Home or Consumer user, see article TS100969

Problems solved!

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Computer Info:

Emachine T3065
CPU: AMD Athlon? XP 3000+ Processor
QuantiSpeed? Architecture operates at 2.167GHz
512KB L2 cache & 333MHz FSB
Operating System: Genuine Microsoft? Windows? Vista Ultimate
Chipset: NVIDIA? nForce?2
Memory: 512MB DDR (PC 2700)
Expandable to 2GB
Hard Drive: 160GB HDD (7200rpm)
Optical Drive: 48x Max. CD-RW Drive; 16x Max. DVD Drive
Media Reader: 8-in-1 Digital Media Manger (USB 2.0, Secure Digital? (SD), Smart Media, Compact Flash, Memory Stick?, Memory Stick PRO, Micro Drive, Multimedia Card)
Video: NVIDIA? GeForce?4? MX graphics (1 AGP 8x slot available)
Sound: nForce? 6-channel Audio
Network: 10/100Mbps built-in Ethernet
Modem: 56K ITU v.92-ready Fax/Modem
Peripherals: Premium Plus Multimedia Keyboard, 2-Button Wheel Mouse, Amplified Stereo Speakers
Ports/Other: 5 USB 2.0 ports (4 in back; 1 in Media Reader), 1 Serial, 1 Parallel, 2 PS/2, Audio-In & Out
Dimensions: 7.25"W x 14.125"H x 16"D
Having trouble connecting to the internet. Any network does not show. So can't view properties. Please help. Thanks!

Answer:Network Adapter Not Visible In Network Connections

Could it be disabled in the BIOS? Have you tried resetting the BIOS to default/safe values?
Can you try another network card (they're fairly cheap)?

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When I use the network connections in the control panel, there are no network connections shown, even though I can connect to the internet. Also, when I tru to use the network setup wizard, nothing happens. It just doesn't work.

Answer:Network Connections & Network Setup Wizard

What is the make and model# of your computer?
Go to Start/Run and type devmgmt.msc and press enter. In the Device Manager any devices with yellow flags need to have drivers installed.
On an internet computer go to your computer/motherboard manufacturers support/download drivers site and type in your make and model# or Service Tag # and download the Chipset and Network adapter for your computer. And any other drivers you need from the Device Manager.

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Our company has several T410i 2522-P38 notebooks with Intel 5150 WiFi/WiMAX cards, all still running XP. Recently I had to reinstall OS on one machine. There was a minor problem that Lenovo support site download page for this machine offers Intel WiMAX 6205 instead of 5150, but I have driver package stored. However, after installing OS, drivers and Lenovo packages I've found that in Fn+F5 window I see only Bluetooth adapter, WiFi and WiMAX don't appear, yet they are correctly shown in Device Manager and WiFi works (couldn't check WiMAX). This is not first time I face such problem, so I tried to solve it in usual way: uninstalled and reinstalled Hotkey package and drivers (Power Management driver and WiFi), tried several different versions of drivers and Hotkey - all to no success. Whatever I was doing, only BT was seen in Fn+F5. Finally I ended up reverse-engineering Hotkey, and got quite unexpected result: it simply doesn't know WiFi driver present on the notebook. Hotkey package (namely, TpFnF5.exe file which creates Fn+F5 window) has a hard-coded list of known adpater Hardware IDs. Intel WiFi Link 5150 present on the notebook has ID VEN_8086&DEV_423D&SUBSYS_13168086, while closest match in the list was VEN_8086&DEV_423D&SUBSYS_13118086. As an experiment, I've patched TpFnF5.exe to replace "13118086" with "13168086", and voila - WiFi appears in Fn+F5, and can be switched on and off! I've checked TpFnF5.exe from several different versions of Hotkey ... Read more

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After upgrading to Windows 7, Intel Proset will not allow me to start the uninstaller due to its incompatibility with that version of Windows. I need to uninstall it in order to upgrade to a newer release. How can I manually reach the uninstaller so that I can run it in compatibility mode? Anyone know where it should be located?

Answer:Uninstall Intel Proset

Right click on the Intel Proset icon in the Start Menu and select "Properties". That'll tell you where the program resides, then a bit of digging should reveal if there is an uninstall program.

Have you tried running the free Revo uninstaller in compatibility mode? I haven't used it myself, but many people have recommended it.

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I have a Yoga 2 Pro, I know this may be more of a software issue, but its with my Yoga 2 pro, I keep getting this stupid annoying popup from intel, the process is iwrap.exe, about a hotspot thing or whatever. My internet works fine, but I keep getting that pop up, how can I just unistall it? There is nothing in the programs called Iwrap
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Answer:How To Uninstall this Intel Application?

You could uninstall "Intel PROSet/Wireless Software"  in Programms

Freedom of Speech has just left the building

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Hi. When the Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software with the Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility option installed too, it causes a conflict with ThinkVantage Access Connections. Basically if trying to run Access Connections with it installed, AC is unable to detect any wireless networks and a period of disconnection is experienced with trying to "Find Again" in AC. Also, when doing Alt+F5, WiFi will always be shown as "Off" even though it is really connected. One workaround is to deselect "Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility" when installing, but for some users like me, I need the Intel: EAP-TTLS auntentication for work use, which is only available if the utility is installed. It is basically a problem with Access Connection (it is designed well to work with Windows Wireless Service, but Intel Utility is left out), so i hope the engineers can come up with an update to fix this. Thanks!

Answer:Minor Bug- Conflict between Access Connections & Intel Proset/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility

The option i'm talking about is shown in this screenshot. 

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Hi there,

Just got a new nVidia GTX460. I've tried to installed it several times without any success. Here's the thing that puzzles me. Every time I unintsall the current video (intrel g33/31chipset )card Win 7 requires a restart, and after the computer reboots it installes the chipset again. Once the old card installs again on its own the new card cannot be insdtalled because it is in conflict.

Answer:How to permanently uninstall Intel g33/g31 chipset?

I'm not really sure why you care. What's wrong with having the driver installed? Is it causing a problem?

You should be a little more clear about your problem, and what you're doing.

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I've been attempting to install Windows 7 for a few days and as I start the process the software tells me that I need to uninstall INTEL PROSet/Wireless.

I went to PROGRAMS in the Control Panel and it's not there.

Finally I went to regedit and edited all the Proset stuff out.

Disabled the INTEL WiFi Link 5100 AGN in the Device Manager. Attemped to unistall it, but it's still there.

Still I can't install Windows 7.

I have an ASUS with 64 bit VISTA. any other idea's?

Answer:Can't uninstall INTEL PROSet/Wireless

try and reinstall it then unninstall it, then disable the device in device manager ?

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I have Intel Create and Share Software for Intel DeLuxe PC Camera on my PC. My son installed it several months ago and it wasn't working so I decided to remove it. When I try the uninstall feature and add & remove programs, I get this popup. "Error in extracting support files. catastrophic failure." I tried to see if I could reinstall with the CD, but also get this error popup.I went to Intel site and they no longer offer support for this camera. How can I remove the numerous files associated with all of its software? I may add I had this on my PC previously and it worked with no problems. I just didn't use it so I uninstalled it. Any help will be apprciated.

Answer:Solved: Can't Uninstall Intel Camera

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I've bought and downloaded windows 8 but despite not coming up when my PC was searched for compatibility, Win 8 won't install because it says its not compatible with 2 intel products. One is easy to remove but the other won't uninstall (intel Proset wireless software for bluetooth technology)and comes up with 'problem with windows installer package'. I've tried reinstlling the package from Dell (the PC is a Dell Inspiron N5110) and various other manual attempts but it won't go, Looks like a common problem but I'm getting nowhere!
I also can't get hold of mocrosoft to get a refund!!!!! gggrrrr this shoiuld have been simple! Please help

Answer:Can't install Win dows 8 - says have to uninstall intel Proset but can't

This should work.

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I just spotted the program Intel SDK for OpenCL - CPU Only Runtime Package was installed on my desktop PC in December on the same date as the program Intel Management Engine Components. I have no idea what Intel SDK for OpenCL does. Can I safely uninstall it? See below all Intel programs currently installed.

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I know, most of you are probably tired of reading about the issue with CCC 10.8. But, I'm not here to talk about that so bare with me.   Since I never really have a legitimate use for the switchable graphics feature on my laptop, mostly because I am gaming and watching HD videos, there really is no need for me to use Intel HD graphics. So I was wondering, if I was to uninstall the onboard graphics using Safe Mode, then try updating my Radeon HD 5730 from the AMD website, would it cause any system instability? I am aware that this is a considerably new system so every trick on the book hasn't been tried yet. But before I try this, I've already created a system restore point to this very moment so if anything goes horribly wrong (e.g. BSOD) I can revert it. All I need is the unbiased advice of a somewhat  'experienced' person to give me a green and/or yellow light for this little experiment.     System specs are; 15.6" IdeaPad Y560Intel Core i5-450mATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730 with Intel HD Integrated Graphics4GB of DDR3 RAMWindows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 

Answer:Can you uninstall the Intel HD Graphics drivers from Y560?

I don't know the answer, but I do know I would not trust a restore pointto get it all back if there is a problem. Got a external hard drive? Make a system image and recovery diskin Win 7, Backup and Restore. Works great for fooling around! Just my opinion.

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I just spotted the program Intel SDK for OpenCL - CPU Only Runtime Package was installed on my desktop PC in December on the same date as the program Intel Management Engine Components. I have no idea what Intel SDK for OpenCL does. Can I safely uninstall it? See below all Intel programs currently installed.

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I have a Lenovo Ideapad U330p laptop, and I've tried to replace the wireless network card on this model from the Intel 7260 N to an Intel 7260 AC. But the hell did I get for it, because when I started up the computer, I got an error that caused your computer could not boot.
I have checked this error message on Google search and on some online forums on the internet and it seems that you at Lenovo have added to the list in the BIOS / UEFI called 'white list' that controls the hardware of your computer based on a list where products is the = Approved, and products that are not on the list = Non Approved / Blocked for this model and make that you can not upgrade their computer needed the drivers are the same as the original Intel 7260 N, the only thing that prevents me from Upgrade my computer's 'White List' and should be removed from off the BIOS so that the end user can upgrade their computer without having to buy a new computer for the 700-1100 dollars, when a new network card only cost 25 dollars.
Had I known this before I bought my Lenovo computer, you had never bought a Lenovo PC, but continued with HP that you can upgrade without problems.
I will not buy any new Lenovo computer, as long as you use these methods.
I think it is wrong of you as a manufacturer to do it this way, I jar had HP before and have upgraded them several times without problems, but now I wanted to try a different manufacturer because of design, price, weight, ... Read more

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create shortcut to c:\windows\system32.exe "Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections" fails, says the file c:\Windows\system32\explorer.exe not found, yet
which explorer.exe
and I am trying to make a missing shortcut into my start menu to pin to taskbar or start menu of network connections. by the way, please put this shortcut in the context menu for right clicking on the network notification area icon and in start menu.

there is a defect in the shortcut maker.

also, another defect in the shortcut maker is that it will not allow a shortcut with a missing executable or folder path. once you have a shortcut to a folder, and you delete the shortcut, the target folder is gone for good. that's really bad. deleting a
.lnk file should not delete the target file. for instance, if I delete the shortcut to a .cmd shell (one of many I use for development), it should not delete cmd.exe! ouch. this is hurting developers. some user probably requested this because they do not understand
how things should work.

also, would someone please make dfs readonly at least, and allow me to turn it off by turning off a service on our desktops?

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I'm on an in-home wireless network with my brother and daughter, and while the internet's working just fine on the wirelessly connected computers (mine and hers), my brother's computer (the one wired to the router) no longer has any icons in the Network Connections folder.

He tried doing a system restore, which had no effect.

I tried running the command prompt on his computer with regsvr32 netshell.dll, regsvr32, netcfgx.dll, regsvr32 netman.dll, all of which it said ran successfully, and then rebooted. The Network Connections icons still did not reappear.

He opened My Network Places, and was given an error from Windows Firewall, which said: "To help protect your computer, Windows Firewall has blocked the UPnP device software from receiving information from the network. This information is necessary for displaying the icons. Do you want to open the Windows Firewall port settings so the software can detect network to UPnP devices? If you click no, the icons will not be displayed." He clicked yes, but no icons were displayed.

We then opened the Device Manager, and it shows him as having no network adapters at all.

I have no idea what to do at this point.

His specs are:

Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 2002
Service Pack 2
Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1500 MHz
1.50 GHz 256 MB RAM

Can anyone help?

Answer:No network connections, no network adapters

First off, since the network adapters don't show up, are they perhaps under Other Devices with an error? It sounds like the hardware is either dead, disabled in the BIOS, or the drivers are corrupt or missing.

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Just want to double check. I got a Dell Latitude E5450 laptop a few days ago, and of course there's some stuff pre-installed. One of which is this "Intel Management and Security" or whatever:

(I'm hovering over the icon in the middle, middle row)

It annoys me when there's random software running (especially automatically whenever I boot) just in case I might need it.
I skimmed over the wiki page as well as this page regarding the Intel Active Management Technology. It sounds fancy and all, but as far as I can tell, the only actually useful thing out of all of that mumbo-jumbo is that it can update my Intel drivers when a new one comes out. However, isn't it true that I can just as well accomplish that with the Intel Driver Update Utility, which I can choose to launch, instead of having it run automatically all the time?

In short, this Intel Management thing is useless, right?

Answer:Safe to delete/uninstall this Intel Management crap?

If you remove it you will have a device without a driver. It won't really affect the OS much. You can stop the app from starting up however.

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I just ran the Windows XP Help and Support, Network Diagnostics and I got a FAILED for the following areas:
Network Adapters FAILED
[00000010] Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection FAILED

I've been having some wireless issues and I am not sure what this is telling me and what I can do about it to fix it. I checked with the Intel web site for network adapters and it appears that I have the latest driver.
Any helpful suggestions?

Answer:Network Adapters, Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection, DNSSer

howdy and welcome. start > run > sysdm.cpl > hardware tab > device manager > are there any yellow exclamation points, and if so, what are they next to?



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I'm running a Win XP SP2 machine, a couple of days ago the Network Icons in the taskbar dissapeared. Also, I cannot get into Network Connections to check the connections. The folder is empty.

However, the all the connections work fine, I just cannot edit them or get any details... Cause they're nowhere to be found.

I browsed around the net and found that for this type of problems one needs to check if certain services such as "Network Connections" and "Telephony" are running. I checked, and they are all stuck in "Starting" status. And nothing I can get them to start.

I checked the chain of dependencies and the service they all depend on "Remote Procedure Call (RPC)" is started and running.

Any help would be greatly appreaciated, thanks guys!

Answer:Missing Network Icons, Network Connections Service stuck on "starting"

Symptom: Your network connections folder is empty.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands, follow each one with the Enter key:

regsvr32 netshell.dll
regsvr32 netcfgx.dll
regsvr32 netman.dll

Reboot the computer.

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Short verison: I can't uninstall or update my Intel PROset/Wireless software from v 17.16.1. Looking for ideas. Details: The Lenovo update utility informed me of a critical update to my Intel PROset software. I had v 17.16.1 installed and it wanted to install 18.something.  I let it run the update. The process stopped and sat inactive (no CPU / no disk activity) for ages. Upon reboot an Intel PROset app came up and reported that the installation was blocked because a newer version is installed. (Image below)  Control Panel reported TWO instances of Intel PROset/Wireless software installed: my original 17.16.1 and the 18.x new one. Trying to uninstall either one gave error that it could not be uninstalled. Used a  restore point to get rid of the 18.x.  However, now trying to uninstall the "IntelPROset Wireless Software" v17.16.1 brings up the Intel uninstall app, and it just sits there with no progress. The gears turn and nothing happens. Questions:Have I run into versioning issues between Intel and Lenovo released versions of the software? (I don't even recall the history of what I have installed and where it came from.)Are there any tricks to getting it to uninstall?Was using the Lenovo System Update my big mistake?Who should I trust for my Intel wireless drivers: Lenovo or Intel or Windows Update?Between all the Intel and Lenovo junk installed it is bewildering to know what to ditch, what to ignore, and what to rely on! Thanks in advance!&... Read more

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I'm working on a desktop where any AMD video card will not respond after the standard 20 minute timeout to cut video; the whole machine freezes. It doesn't happen with nVidia cards (at least with a 550ti), so from what I could tell, making sure that all Catalyst-related files were removed from the machine was a good call.

I ran the AMD Catalyst Clean Uninstall Utility, and found that it nuked Intel's USB drivers from the machine. It's an AsRock Z87 Pro3. I hooked up a serial mouse, and, using the on-screen keyboard, I downloaded/installed the chipset drivers from AsRock's web site (no joy), then the latest version from Intel, also with no change.

At this point, I'm running sfc /scannow, and if it would help, I will upload the logs.

This machine's specs:
AsRock Z87 Pro3
Intel i5-4670K
AMD Radeon HD7950 3GB (Also tried with Radeon HD7870)
Win7 Enterprise SP1 64-bit

Question 1: Is this most easily fixed with a repair install?
Question 2: Will a sysprep (generalized) fix it?

I have a genuine product key, so either of the above are possibilities at least from an activation perspective.

EDIT/UPDATE: sfc /scannow found no integrity violations.

Answer:Catalyst Clean Uninstall Utility nuked Intel USB drivers

My own approach to uninstalling AMD drivers in order to install a newer version is to use Driver Fusion (formerly named Driver Sweeper).

There is a free version, but at its low price I use the "premium" version. It understands drivers.

Never had a problem with it uninstalling anything other than the exact AMD driver package (including Registry entries, etc.) I was trying to remove.
As far as finding drivers for the Intel USB components you saw got unintentionally removed with the AMD clean uninstall you ran, is the problem now that you can't get proper new versions of the deleted drivers reinstalled?

Do you have a "system restore points" you can restore from before you did the AMD uninstall? This should restore the working system at that point.

Do you have any complete "system image" backups you can recover from?

If you're just looking for help finding the Intel USB drivers for the machine, can you post a screenshot of Device Manager -> Properties for the "other devices" needing drivers, Details tab, and post the Hardware ID (second item in the Property dropdown list).

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It would be great if HP included some instructions in their update section to walk us through, step by step, how to install a new driver when the previous one must first be uninstalled. Most updates are just click and download. Nothing else required.  But some of us aren't all that comfortable uninstalling drivers and don't know where to begin.

Answer:Intel Bluetooth Driver update--how to uninstall current driv...

Hi, Thank you for posting. You should not uninstall previous driver prior to updating new one. In Windows 10 you can install updates via Windows Update or Device Manager (preffered method). Here is how >> For non-critical, not so important and other updates, you can also use HP Support Assistant (HPSA) >> HPSA, please skip BIOS/UEFI updates.  Hope this helps. Feel free to reply back if something is not clear.

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In short, I can't uninstall Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Software for Bluetooth(R) Technology to upgrade to Windows 8 from Windows 7 (64 bit). So I probably am the source of much of my problems, but the jist of my current problem is windows uninstaller says that I cannot remove Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Software for Bluetooth(R) Technology because my Intel Wireless Adapter is not found. I do not have an Intel Wireless Adapter. I have looked through my device manager, and unless I accidentley got rid of something somehow, which is entirely possible, all I have under Network adapters is Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller. If I choose to show hidden devicess then a bunch of Microsoft ISATAPs come up and WAN Miniports as well as a Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface and RAS Async Network Adapter.

I tried using CCleaner to uninstall it and it seemed to work, but the Intel Bluetooth Technology was still picked up on as blocking my Windows 8 upgrade.

I really want to start running windows 8 so any solutions will be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Can't Uninstall Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Software or Bluetooth(R) Tech

Hello Sava, go to following link and run the microsoft fixit program on that site and tell it to try and uninstall the intel software. I had exactly the same problem and it managed to uninstall the software (it took several minutes to do it!). I have not yet re-attempted to install Windows 8 yet because it took so long to solve all the issues with incompatible software, however I am optimistic! How to troubleshoot problems when you install or uninstall programs on a Windows-based computer Hope it works for you. martin armstrong, PS I now have Windows 8 installed!

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Im having problem with MUTE BUTTON LIGHT.
The buton works when i press it, but the light is NOT workinkg as is should.
When speakers are working - the MUTE LIGHT is ON
When speakers are muted   - the MUTE LIGHT is OFF
So what is the catch!?
I UNinstall pointing device driver, Audio driver, Energy managment & Flash Media Controller, but the problem still insists!!!
How can i UNINSTALL intel chipset driver? Mod edit: Question merged in here.


Go to Solution.

Answer:Mute button light and uninstall intel chipset driver?

Hello LforLENOVO, welcome to Lenovo forum!
Please tell us the type, not S/N number of your system.
Also interesting is your OS.

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I tried to install the latest Intel High Definition (HD) Graphics Driver update version using HP Support Assistant quite a few times but every time I am encountered with the "Installation Failed" message. You are kindly requested to look into matter and resolve it at the earliest possible time. Regards, Arafat

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I'm on the latest driver for a few days already but my Wi-Fi connection started acting up and it keeps on showing the warning symbol on my taskbar. I tried diagnosing it (via right click > troubleshoot) but it says I don't have any connection problem. I uninstalled my driver (but it installed an older version rather than a generic Windows 10 driver) and it works so far. What could've been the cause and how can I fix it? Updating the driver is the usual answer I see when I tried searching it

Answer:Sudden Netwtw06 errors, had to uninstall Intel driver for it to work

The newest driver is not always the answer. Finding the right working driver is. You can find all kinds of threads where drivers have been updated to the point of not working. I'm not against updating drivers but I take the approach of updating them when required.

I have similar issue and I need a very old wireless driver, I have Intel AC7260.

What you will have to do is stop Windows from updating drivers. If not Windows will update again. Please see this tutorial, option 4

Enable or Disable Driver Updates in Windows Update in Windows 10

Please keep a copy of your working driver installation exe in a safe place.

One thing I would also check in Device Manager, on the Power Management Tab, for your wireless card, uncheck "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power". This has caused people issues.


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My 2+ year old ASUS laptop G771JM originally came w NVidia Graphics but when MSoft installed Win10
and subsequent upgrades to 1703 and 1709, the Intel HD Graphics have been installed. They work fine, at least to my eyes; this is a gaming computer but I don't do computer games at all. NVidia asks multi-times
a week to re-install their package, and I don't want it. Is it safe to uninstall the two NVidia programs listed
in Control Panel/Programs and is there a preferred sequence? Appreciate any input on this issue.
keesadad in Mississauga ON

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I'm on the latest driver for a few days already but my Wi-Fi connection started acting up and it keeps on showing the warning symbol on my taskbar. I tried diagnosing it (via right click > troubleshoot) but it says I don't have any connection problem. I uninstalled my driver (but it installed an older version rather than a generic Windows 10 driver) and it works so far. What could've been the cause and how can I fix it? Updating the driver is the usual answer I see when I tried searching it

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Since doing a complete reinstallation of XP and AOL broadband I have started getting a small window popping up at startup and at other times. This window never appeared before reinstallation. The window is headed 'Network Connections' and says 'You have requested information from aol. Which connection do you want to use' and suggests AOL. Is there any way of stopping this. I am quite content to start AOL manually when required by clicking on the taskbar AOL icon.

Answer:Network Connections

Sadly AOL has a way of annoying users with these pop up screens, it may sadly be part of AOL's driver start up.AOL is not nicknamed AOHell for nothing!

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When I go to Control Panel > Network Connections I see Local Area Connection 4 and Zoom ADSL.As far as I know I only use ADSL to logon to the Internet so can I delete or at least disable the Local Area Connection 4 without any ill effects or affecting my ability to logon?

Answer:Network connections

No, I would leave things as they are - disabling or removing LAC4 could cause problems.

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In network connections the status of the network it say 295 packets are being sent and only 3 are being received.
My browser wont go. Its an xp computer, winsox didnt work o and i tried cliking repair and it doesnt do anything diferrent.
Its dsl it works for my laptop.

Please help.

Answer:Network connections

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Hi Gang, can anyone tell me why I have three connections shown in network connections. The first two I know are my Ethernet and Wireless connections but the third is a mystery, it is "Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter". all I need to know is if this should be there and if it's all OK. Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:Three network connections ?

The WiFi Miniport Adapter is a Windows 7 feature that allows a computer to connect to multiple wireless networks simultaneously. It's part of your wireless driver. So yeah, it's perfectly fine that it's there!

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