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Q: Configuring the Network Adapters

Me and my friend have just bought two network adapters, hoping we can connect our two Pc's together.But we don't really know how to do this.Should we make one Pc to be a Server and the second one to be a Client?
If that's the case, how do we do it?
If not, what are the other options?
Thank you!!!

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A: Configuring the Network Adapters

Moving this to the Networking forum. Please go there to look for replies.

Also, please take a look around that forum - I'm pretty sure they walked someone through a network set up a month or two ago.

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Me and my friend have just bought two network adapters, hoping we can connect our two Pc's together.But we don't really know how to do this.Should we make one Pc to be a Server and the second one to be a Client?
If that's the case, how do we do it?
If not, what are the other options?
Thank you!!!

A:{Advice Offered} - Configuring the Network Adapters

Moving this to the Networking forum. Please go there to look for replies.

Also, please take a look around that forum - I'm pretty sure they walked someone through a network set up a month or two ago.

Get free stuff and help out a poor computer tech
Don't forget the amazon.com GCs waiting for you - just listen to music while online!


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Hi everyone,
I know that my title sounds very odd but this seems to be my problem. Firstly, I cant connect to the internet at all - I cant even try to connect to any networks (the icon in my tray is a disconnected ethernet icon). In addition, when I look at my network adapters folder it is empty, but when I look at my network adapters in device manager I have way too many. They are all suffering from error code 31 (they have an exclamation mark next to them and the drivers cant be loaded), but there really are too many as well. All of my normal adapters are there, but I also have about 20 6to4 adapters which I can't uninstall (I tried using devcon and the microsoft hotfix, but they didn't work). I can, however, disable these adapters, but I can't uninstall them...

So it might be that I have two separate problems; that the no network adapters is one and the overload of 6to4 adapters is another.

If anyone has any solutions it would be greatly appreciated!


Dell Inspiron 1545

Windows 7 64 bit

Wireless card: Dell wireless 1397 WLan mini card

Ethernet: Marvell Yukon 88E8040 Fast Ethernet Controller

A:Windows 7 64-bit : No network adapters and too many network adapters

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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?

A: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've installed this on 3 client machines now (all win7 pro) and each of them has the same result: "none of the network adapters are bound to the netmon driver" when I try to capture.  I've run as admin, checked membership in teh NetMon Users
group on the local machine.  Nothing seems to help.
Any suggestions are welcome.


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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.

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

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... and made a fundamental mistake of uninstalling adapters hastily without looking into it. Now when I try to re-install the adapters, I'm running into difficulties. Specifically, I don't have the CD-ROM I originally must have used, and the following message is popping up: "Files Needed - The file 'atl02_2k.sys' on Atlansic Fast Ethernet Adapter Installation Disk is needed. Type the path where the file is located and then click OK." Unfortunately, I don't have any idea if there is a path where this is located, so installation cannot complete.

The reason I took this option to begin with was that the wireless connection on my laptop [Asus, Windows XP] was acquiring network address without ever connecting fully to the internet. I had previously tried another of other methods, such as manually entering an IP address, to no avail.

Now I think I've gone and added to the problem exponentially. Any help or advice to somebody unfamiliar with such teething problems would be greatly appreciated.

A:So I uninstalled my network adapters as my laptop was acquiring network address...

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Hi. I have no more ideas on what to try next. Any help greatly appreciated.My laptop is running Windows 7 Professional 32bit and is fully patched. The Ethernet adapter (Marvell Yukon 88E8055) is enabled and the wireless adapter (Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG) disabled (via software and the hardware switch). Symantec Endpoint Protection provides AV/security (via group policy). It is highly likely the problem was self inflicted and not caused by a virus / malware.I use the cisco VPN client and wanted to upgrade it (a reinstall may have been sufficient but as I was going to the bother I thought I would upgrade) as I was having some annoying timeouts when using the client immediately after logging into my desktop.I started by removing the existing (old version During the removal the screen went black and the laptop was not responding; ie I couldnt get the screen to wake up. I ended up powering off by holding the power button for 5 secs. On reboot, it appeared that the old vpnclient ( had been removed and everything else was functioning as normal. So I tried to install the new version ( vpn setup program gets as far as "Installing Network Components" and produces error "Error 27854. The network configuration lock is held by another application. Close all applications and run Setup again. If this message re-appears after closing all applications, reboot then re-try the install (the application holding the install lock may... Read more

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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.


A: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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Hey, I'm quite a beginner when it comes to computers, but I do know these things:

Under <Device Manager> the Network Controller has a yellow triangle icon with an exclamation mark, and as for the network adapters, I only have two bluetooth, and one Marvell Yukon Ethernet.

Now, I just got a new hard drive, and I completely reinstalled a clean Windows 7 Home Premium. Therefore, I'm rather sure that my drivers are missing.

My laptop is a Samsung NP-R780-JT01US
I have downloaded (Edit: AND installed) all the drivers, yet the network controller still does not work, and I still don't have any wireless Network Adapters.

I would like to know if this means that my NIC is broken, or if I simply need the right driver. I have tried to update the drivers, but finding them online seems to be impossible and I have no CDs or backups.

What are my options?

Thanks, CubinJ.

A:Solved: Network Controller Missing - No Network Adapters

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Hello 7Forums.

I'll start off with the scenario that brings me here.

Today, I managed to redecorate my bedroom; where my computer sat on top of a shaky, wooden desk. That desk is now gone, caput, and replaced by a much bigger, sturdier and prettier glass replacement.

Before I dissasembled the computer to re-decorate, I was able to browse the internet at ease. There were no problems at all...

However, after the new desk was setup - and all wires replaced in their correct slots, I find that I am unable to connect to the internet, or even the house's network! For the past year, I have been wired to the router using a RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC. It was plugged into an extension cord, in my room, into the Ethernet port in the back of my computer. Downstairs, it's twin was situated no less than 2 feet away from the router - plugged into the first port.

Now, when I boot up the computer, the network notification presents the following message: "Unidentified Network. No network access", and sometimes presents a yellow ! next to it. So, I am reduced to typing on my mother's laptop - which has no problems connecting to the network.

I am able to use the ipconfig /release command, but unable to use the /renew - it hangs in the command prompt, then tells me that the DHCP server cannot be located. The IP, beforehand, was reverted to - before all of this, I was

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A:Unidentified Network; No Network Access - Powerline Adapters

The router itself would present you with a new Local Area IP, thus the prefix of 192.168.0.*, so I can almost guarantee that it's not your computer acting up. Personally, I'm not too sure on why or how it gave your computer the middle-finger, but it seems to be the culprit..

I'd try resetting your router back to Factory Default settings (Unplug its power source for about 5-10 minutes), plugging everything back in, and seeing how it goes from there.


Also, when you get the chance, I'd check to see if there are any available firmware updates for your router... just saying. Hope all is well mate.

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i have windows 7 and i installed virtual box (ubuntu) to do this.

i want to have two linux gateways and those two machines should either have the same NAT or public routable ip address.
basically i want to install openswan and configure the ipsec. in order to do this i need two linux gateways.

can anyone guide me how to setup two linux gateways to do this??

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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

A: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

A: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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Hi all,

Besides the basic Ethernet and Wifi adapter, what are the other adapters used for.

Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter #1
Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapte #2


A:Different network adapters

What is Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter - Microsoft Answers

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i have just reinstalled win xp sp1 on my computer. i have done it 3 times before a couple of years ago and it was fine but this time i cannot get on the internet. after the reinstallation cd i put in the drivers cd and clicked on network (nic) drivers intel 10/100 lom rev: A02-00 and followed the instructions . it said to go to my computer click properties click hardware click device manger then click the+ on network adapters but there was no network adapters there. if i need to download somethink is there any way i can download on to my laptop and transfer it to my computer. my laptop uses vista. hope someone can help. thanks

A:network adapters

What problem were you having before you reinstalled Windows?
Do you have a NIC card or is it an onboard NIC?
Generally if windows doesn't see the hardware it is a hardware problem if you have a NIC card reseat it and see if Windows picks it up on when you boot.

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I'm trying to install wireless capability on my Dell Latitude laptop running Win98 ver.2. I get the error message that my system only allows 4 network adapters and 4 are already present. The current adapters are dial-up adapter, dial-up adapter #2 (VPN Support), Microsoft Virtual Private Network Dapter, and WAN miniport (ATW) (AOL). Can I remove one of these without losing my AOL dial-up functionality or my wired home network capability?

A:Network adapters

dial-up adapter #2 (VPN Support), Microsoft Virtual Private Network Dapter

The two above are for VPN support and should not be needed by AOL that I know of but I would call in AOL and ask if they get installed by their software.

If they do theres nothing you can remove. If they don't and you don't use VPN for anything then you can remove it.

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I just noticed I had over 200 adapters but everytime I reboot it creates new ones

Its the 6to4 adapter ... I have a red cross on the network icon on the right clock toolbar and everytime I try and open up a browser it freezes but I can get onto skype and update windows

Any ideas

A:Many Network Adapters

This same problem came up just a couple weeks ago "and a few other times". It's definately a driver problem and was fixed by going to a more recent network driver, sometimes the default Win 7 driver works best, other times you need to go the manufature's site to find the best one.

I don't have enough info about your system to find you a better driver but you can google around for one.

To get rid of those extra 6to4 adaptor entries go to Device Manager, choose the "view" tab and then "show hidden devices" then go to network adaptors, delate all the extra 6to4 tunnel adaptors you see there, don't worrie Windows will make a new one.

Here is a link to the last thread about this problem, it was indeed a driver problem just like I mentioned in my first post.

IPV6toIPV4 Adapters Galore

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I've reinstalled Windows 7 HP 32-bit on my mates Acer Aspire 5551 laptop. Everything is fine with the exception of the network adapters.

Both the Ethernet and Network controller listed in the Device Manager have the yellow exclamation mark. As there is no Internet connection listed how do I find the correct drivers?

I have tried both the Acer website and the Broadcom website but am unsure what I'm actually looking for.

I have installed the Everest software this is what it says:

BROADCOM BCM43225HM 802.11b/g/n Wireless Network Adapter

BROADCOM NetLink BCM57780 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller

Any help would be much appreciated

A:Need network adapters

For the Ethernet and network controller, you need to install the LAN driver from Acer Aspire 5551 Service & Support. For the Broadcom wireless you will need to install the Broadcom wireless LAN driver from the same page.

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I have just purchased a new N router since my last one was driving me insane. I thought i would stick with using it in wireless g mode but im curious about upgrading my pci adapter to use wireless N. At the moment i have a wireless G pci card but since it is using one of my two pci slots id rather get a wireless N usb adapter. NETGEAR RangeMax Next Wireless-N USB Adapter WN111 (draft 2.0) - Ebuyer

My question is will the usb adapter be worse than the pci card? Even if it is wireless N instead of G?

EDIT Since it arrives tommorow i shall post my results here.

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I just installed windows 7 64-bit on my HP Notebook PC and it says I need to re-install the network adapter driver. The device manager shows yellow exclamation marks on Ethernet Controller, Network Controller, and PCI Device and USB Controller.  I have checked the hardware id and they are:Network adapter: PCI\VEN_1814&DEV_3290&SUBSYS_18EC103C&REV_00Ethernet Contoller: PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8136&SUBSYS_218F103C&REV_07Bluetooth Controller: PCI\VEN_1814&DEV_3298&SUBSYS_18EC103C&REV_00PCI device: PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV5229&SUBSYS_218F103C&REV_01USB Controller: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E31&SUBSYS_218F103C&REV_04 please can someone help me find the correct drivers thanks 

A:Network adapters

Hi: You need these drivers... Network adapter: http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=5449369&swItemId=ob_131223_1&swEnvOid=405... Ethernet Contoller: http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=5449369&swItemId=ob_126558_1&swEnvOid=405... Bluetooth Controller: http://h20565.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=ob_130390_1 PCI device: http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=5449369&swItemId=ob_151010_1&swEnvOid=405... USB Controller: http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=5449369&swItemId=ob_127277_1&swEnvOid=405...

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how will i know that there are errors in the Network adapters or if it is enabled when you type devmgmt.msc???? i'm having problem with my resources. it is my first time to be a tech support agent. thank you!

A:Network adapters

Hello sashi210 and Welcome to TSF,

When going into the Device Management, any fault devices would be marked with a Yellow or Red warning sign, if not, the Operating system registers it as "Working". Of course there could still be issues with it, so:

What exactly is the problem with "my resources"? Please elaborate on this and get back to us with a detailed problem description.

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I'm trying to install windows vista in my wifes emachine T6536. In the device manager I'm getting a yellow circle with a ! in the middle. It says NVIDIA nforce networking controller. Does that has anythjing to do with my video card? Under it shows my Wireless N-300 USB adapter WNA3100.
Thanks for your help.Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3800+, AMD64 Family 15 Model 47 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2942 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6100 (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM), 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 238464 MB, Free - 200661 MB; D: Total - 57231 MB, Free - 57050 MB;
Motherboard: To be filled by O.E.M., MS-7207G, 100, To be filled by O.E.M.
Antivirus: None

A:Network adapters

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I have a Lenovo K450e Desktop computer running Windows 10. All of the sudden, my computer requires an ethernet cable to connect to the internet. It used to use wireless, but now it requires an ethernet cord and the computer doesn't seem to even recognize that it has wireless capabilities (no longer has a way to troubleshoot wifi issues, no section for settings for wifi) When I got to my Device Manager, it says there is an issue with one of my Network adapters. The device status says, "Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)". It says the device is located in PCI Slot 7. How can I fix this? Is it a software/driver (as in, on the computer) or hardware (as in, a physical component) issue? I am still covered by warranty, so I'd be able to get it fixed. I just would like to know because I need internet in order to do daily tasks. Thanks so much!

A:Network Adapters

Have you looked for Windows 10 drivers for this device?

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I just installed windows 7 on my laptop and my son netbook. The network adapters are not present. I thought it was a driver issue so I updated the drivers and the system said no adapters present...any ideas how to solve this issue


A:No Network adapters

What's the brand name and model name and complete model number of the laptop and the netbook?

Did they both originally come with Windows 7 or with an older Windows operating system?

Did you install Windows 7 32-bit or Windows 7 64-bit?


Go to Control Panel - Device Manager.

What's listed in the Network Adapters heading?

Are there any entries in the Device Manager with a yellow ? next to them?

If there is, advise what their names are.


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Under device manager\network adapters I have a highlighted exclamation point. It refers to isatap.ec.rr.com, then I get this error message: this device is not working properly because windows can not load drivers for this device (code 31). When I click update drivers my computer tells me that the driver is all ready up to date. So what the heck is going on? I tried goggling but nothing. Any help please.

A:network adapters

Remove the device and reboot. Let it reinstall itself. EC.RR.COM is a domain.

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I have a problem I am on a plan with DODO internet and 2 days ago my internet was working properly and I tried to log in and it wouldnt let me so I rang dodo and they tell me that my network adapter is corrupt and i need to take my pc in to get fixed after about 2 hours on the phone to them. I have since restored my PC back to a previous date and it connects perfectly then but leave it one day and it is back to not connecting. I have restored it back to a previous date a umber of times now and every time it works but then I turn my pv off and when I log in again it wont connect. Obviously Dodo do not want to help me and I dont see how my network adapter is corrupt if I retore to a previous date it works.
I went on line trying to down load the driver they told me to get and I have had all sorts of problems. They......DODO told me to download 3 come ethernet link xl10 100 and see if that fixes it but I have had no luck doing this. Can some one please advise me what to do.

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Recently my wifi on my laptop (Dell Inspiron 15 windows 10) randomly gos off. It's not my wifi router because all my other devices wifi stay on. So I'm wondering if it's because I've got so many network adapters. Is it necessary that I have this many network adapters? I've already uninstalled and reinstalled them all but the problem still carries on. I'm close to the router so it cant be range either. Please help

A:Why do I have so many network adapters?

What's the model number of your Dell Inspiron 15 laptop?
What's the 7-character service tag number on it?

According to your Device Manager image, it has these wireless and ethernet devices:


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hi, recently had restored my comuter and lost internet due to my network adapters not being in the device managers however i manage to some how get them back in my computer but now it is showing a yellow exclimation by something titled BCM5701 Gigabits Ethernet under the Network Adapter tab. i've tryed downloding every driver from the manufacturers site off my lap top but still nothing, and when i try to get it form microsoft it just trys to update my laptop. so if anyone can please help me out with this problem i would greatly apperciate it so much thanks!
my computer is a compaq presario desktop SR2034NX
Running microsoft XP Media center edition 2005

A:Network adapters?

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I have two wireless adapters and they are both plugged in, both working, when i plugged both in i had the idea they would work to gether and give me 22 mbps.. but thats not the case... so i unplugged my external one, and now my internal adapter wont connect and wont get an ip address, (also before when both were plugged in, it didnt have a gateway)

so now the only way i can connect is to use my external adapter (aka pain in the tush)


A:Two network adapters

Yeah, you won't get it to give you a connection like that, the system becomes confused on which adapter to use.

I'll assume you are using XP. Try going in to your network connections, right click on the adapter you don't want, and select disable. Then right click on the remaining adapter and select Repair. Give it a couple of minutes to work it's magic. If that doesn't work, reboot. That may fix it.

If not, you can always go to the device manager, uninstall the Network Adapter for the internal wireless, reboot the system, and it should automatically reinstall the adapter. I have good luck with that usually when all else fails.

What kind of system is this?

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solution for Network Adapters,microsoft 6to4 Adapter #17, This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)
this device. (Code 31), my wireless keyboard and mouse stopped working

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ok so i reformmated my computer and got every thing running but i cant connect to the internet. the problem is that I have no ethernet/network drivers and no way of getting them. i try to use my installation cd but the drivers arnt on them (dont even know if there supposed to be). does anyone know where or how i can get the drivers. the wizard trys to download them but well i can connect to the internet of corse. im connected through a router thats how i can use this forum (im on a diff computer).

intel pro 1000 integrated PCI NIC card
windows xp SP2
dell 8400
p4 3.4 w/ht
1 gb ram

A:network adapters

You either got the drivers CD with the network card or the drivers are on the motherboard CD in case the NIC is integrated.

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Hello Again, here's another one for ya. Read somewhere that you can disable unused devices in device manager, that would free up resources and help boot time. Problem is which ones? Have a Regular Dialup,standalone machine, with nothing plugged into it, no WI FI stuff. So why is it when I disable these network adaptersirect Parallel, Ras Async, Wan Miniport(IP),Wan Miniport(L2TP), Wan Miniport(PPOE), and Wan Miniport(PPTP). I get an error trying to dial up! I was wondering if they should be disabled maybe in SAFE Mode? Or do I have to keep some? If anyone knows which to lose and which to keep, it would be greatly appreciated. I have disabled Ethernet Controller, and Floppy, so far so good. Under( Show Hidden Devices )there is also a Microsoft TV/Video, won't let you do anything to it. I Know I shouldn't bother, but hey, every little bit helps ! Thanks Again

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I installed a wireless NIC on a computer with a built in LAN.
It doesn't connect.
both devices appear in the device manager, but neither appear in the adapter list in Network Connections.
I can't connect with a wired connection either.

All services appear to be started. What specifically can I look for??????????????


A:network adapters do not appear

Go to Device Manager...what devices have yellow markings indicating that they probably need drivers installed?

System manufacturer and model?


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I just purchased a laptop computer with an internal network card and a wireless router. I want to network the laptop with my existing desktop. I have a DSL connection. The wireless router is a netgear. The desktop has a celeron processor,2.40 ghz and 248 mb ram, and several available USB ports. How do I now what type of wireless card(adapter) to buy for the desktop?

A:Network adapters - Which one to buy?

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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?

A: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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Hi guys, this is my first post, ok i have in my house a little home network, but i can't share files. I have tried to configure all this pc's with the wizard of Windows XP, but isn't not work. All PC's has the same Group, in no one pc i can't see the resources of the others PC in the network, please help me, I need share files.

I have designed a diagram with specifications in Microsoft Visio: Check the Attached files.

Someone with experience in network to configure it without the wizard of Windows "Set up a home or small office network"???'.

Any suggestion is good.



A:Configuring this Network

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I am trying to set up a network. The operating systems are windows 98.I can't get them to see each other on the network.
Do you have to manually setup IP addresses or leave it as "obtain IP addresses automatically"
I've Networked XP machines using the network wizard and that worked perfect, but 98 seems more difficult.
Is there any web page on networking that would help me configure the network properly?

A:Configuring a Network

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On my Lenovo pc WiFi or Ethernet will not show up I?ve rebooting and they still won?t show up

A:Don’t have any network adapters

Did they ever show up?

I assume that you are talking about Device Manager--they are not under Network Adapters and not showing anywhere with an error or warning.

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I had Comodo AV (free version) installed on my laptop. Then I purchased Bitdefender and installed. But that made my machine very slow. I uninstalled Comodo AV but since then the network adapters (wired/wireless) behaving strangely.

I could not connect to my internet connection over LAN or WiFi though, my other devices are connected and working fine.

1) The icon at system tray shows "Not connected - Connections are available"

2) I installed Bitdefender, now only Windows built-in Windows Defender but still no connection.

3) I turned off the firewall, still no connection

4) In Device Manager all adapters are working properly. I disable/enabled and unistalled/installed them.

5) In Network Connections:

Wi-Fi >>>>> Enabled
Ethernet >>>>> Network cable plugged (when plugged in)

6) In Command Prompt:

C:\WINDOWS\system32>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Abuhafss
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled . . . . . . . : No

C:\WINDOWS\system32>ipconfig /release

Windows IP Configuration

The operation failed as no adapter is in the state permissible for this operation.

Shall highly appreciate if someone would help me out.

A:Network Adapters not working

Uninstall Bit Defender. Hopefully you completely uninstalled Comodo. Make sure Windows Defender is enabled and let's see if you're back in business.

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I have an acer aspire 5552 laptop that wont connect to the internet.

When I tried troubleshooting I get the message "network cable not properly plugged in or may be broken".

When I go through the control panel/system devices/network adapter the only thing that shows is pdanet.

Right now the only way I can connect is through my cell phone using pdanet.

How can I get my network adapters to show back up? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Network adapters disappeared!

you may want to take a photo to attach here
Device Manager
Post back the results in device manager
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the screen shot and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.

how to access device manager for different windows versions

Hold the Windows key and press Pause key, should open to allow device manager to be seen

on a laptop you may need to use Hold the Windows key and press FN key + the pause key

if this does not work then -

Windows 7 or Vista
Click on the Start Orb
In the Start Search box type
device manager and then press enter


Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
windows 7
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager
network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
are there any ! ? or X
post a screen shot of the device manager - network adapters

To post a screen shot of the active window.
1) hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as... Read more

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about 4 days ago my computer started to lose connection. after resetting the wireless adapter several times (which worked each time), my computer on the 2nd day lost the adapter altogether. I have tried several times to check wireless connections but only the Ethernet is showing up on the list. when i go to device manager and look at the list under wireless, the realtek Ethernet is the only one listed. the Bluetooth icons are now gone also. I can only connect with a cable. I called acer and (after taking control of my laptop and checking it over) they are saying I have unwanted outside connections coming in that is blocking my access to use my wireless and it could be corrupt. they want to charge me a nice fee to fix my problem which I am unable to pay. they are saying I need to delete all of these files in order to stop them from blocking me. not sure what website to trust to do this and so I am trying this one. hopefully someone can help me get my wireless laptop back running again. appreciate any info.

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Hi all,

New to the board, and glad to find it! Precious little help out there for Win7.

I have a HP G60-630US laptop, running Win7 64-bit. A couple of nights ago, Microsoft loaded a critical update. After that, all of my network adapters had errors, and I had no network connectivity on wireless or wired. Hovering over the network icon said "No connections are available" (wired or wireless).

I tried doing a System Restore first, which had no impact. I then went to Device Manager, and found errors with the following:

Atheros WiFi Adapter
Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
WAN Miniport (IP)
WAN Miniport (IPv6)
WAN Miniport (Network Monitor)

And under Non PnP, errors with:
NativeWiFi Filter
QoS Packet Scheduler
WFP Lightweight Filter

I uninstalled, then reinstalled, the WiFi Adapter and Realtek adapter (I've tried both with the driver downloads from HP, and the newest drivers on the manufacturers' sites). Then, using devcon, I reinstalled the following adapters:


This removed the Network Adapter errors from Device Manager, but I still have errors with the Non PnP devices. I have no idea how to reinstall them. I also show that WLAN is on, but still there's no network connection. I still get the same "No connection available" error, and troubleshooting gives me this error (for both w... Read more

A:Network Adapters gone after MS update

Microsoft does provide support for problems caused by Windows updates. There is a good chance they will know what caused this problem and how to fix it.

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Windows 7 says they aren't. The troubleshooter says all drivers are up to date, but I can't connect my laptop to my home network. I'm running an SMC router, which the laptop network area says is available, but when I try to connect, I get an error message that there's something wrong with my wireless network adapter. If I troubleshoot again, I get an error message that my WIRED network adapter has a problem. If I go into the adapters through my devices, both say they're up to date and working correctly.

This started right after I uninstalled Webroot in preparation for installing a new antivirus. Coincidence, or something else? Any help will be MUCH appreciated!

A:network adapters say they're working, but . . .

If there is a removal tool to clean up after Webroot run that.

Make sure you have the latest network drivers. Get drivers from the laptop manufacturer's web site for integrated adapters; from the adapter manufacturer otherwise.

(From a JohnWill post)

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Vista or 7.

Start - All Programs - Accessories and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log

Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log

Reboot the machine.

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when i am trying to install the network drivers it is showing me no networks adapters found....i am unable to install the network drivers..hence the internet..wat may be the reason??
recently i have a fault in my motherboard and changed it from the warranty wid the same motherboard(obviously)..and also formatted the whole system once ..so that i thought it would clear above problem..
but it did not clear the above problem....its again coming No Network Adapters found.!!when i am trying to install the network drivers.!!


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When I opened my device manager under Network Adapters I get 3 yellow ! on the following Miniports 1. WAN Miniport (network montior)#2 Code 31 2. WAN Miniport (IPX) #2 Code 31 #. Microsoft Tun Miniport Adapter #2 Code 10. My computer is a HP Media Center 7160n and I have a Linksys WRT54G that connects another desktop computer, both computers are Windows media centers running XP. About the Network Adapters I have ran the troubleshooter on all three and it would not work and I tried to uninstall and reinstall all three problems with no luck. Please help me. Thank you J. Sherwood

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