My local area connection is missing. No internet access!HELP!

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Hi,

I haven't been able to connect to the internet for the past 45 min. I am using a Windows XP PC. I know a thing or two about troubleshooting so when I was trying to repair the LAN, I couldn't find it. What do I do? I haven't touched anything for these past few days. HELP!

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Answered By 0 points N/A #80027

My local area connection is missing. No internet access!HELP!

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Hi, windows will automatically find and install that network adapters.

Follow these steps.

  1. Click right My computer and Properties.
  2. Choose tab Hardware and Device Manager.
  3. Choose plus (+) sign to expand adapter list.  Choose the location of network adapter and uninstall it.
  4. Restart the computer, and network driver will be automatically detected.

If the error stills appears, Network Settings shall be verified.

Follow these steps.

  1. Click right My computer and Properties. Choose tab Hardware and Device Manager.
  2. Choose Network Adapters and the correct driver shall be selected.
  3. Choose Network Adapters and see if the Device is working.

Check if Services is working properly.

  1. Choose  My Computer and Manage.
  2. Choose Services and Applications, then choose Services.
  3. Check the right side status if it is started.

Plug and Play.
Telephony.
Remote Access Connection Manager.
Network Connections.
Remote Procedure Call (RPC).
COM + Event System.

I hope this helps.

Answered By 0 points N/A #80029

My local area connection is missing. No internet access!HELP!

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Hey paul,

Please check device manager and check if your computer have detected the LAN card driver. Here's the list that you need to check. At device manager locate for entries of Network Adapters, once you find it expand the entry and you will be able see your LAN driver.

Option 1:

In any case there is a yellow exclamatory mark, just right on it and select uninstall, then click action and select scan for hardware changes, wait till your LAN driver is reinstalled. If it is still has a exclamatory mark, then download the update drivers on the hardware website or you can replug your LAN Card to other extra PCI port if your LAN card is PCI supported.

Option 2:

In any case there is a red X mark on your LAN Card driver, this it is somehow disabled. Just right click on your Adapter and select Enable. 

Option 3:

If you can't find your LAN driver in device manager. Try to replug it to other extra PCI port if LAN Card is PCI supported. Replug it to other USB port if LAN Card is USB Supported. For onboard LAN Card, check your BIOS settings if onboard LAN is enabled.

Cheers.

Answered By 567070 points N/A #306196

My local area connection is missing. No internet access!HELP!

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If the LAN icon on your system tray has gone missing and you can’t connect to the internet, one possible reason is it got disabled probably by accident. Just try reinstalling the network adapter and it should fix the problem. Right-click “My Computer” and select “Properties.” Select “Hardware” tab and click “Device Manager.” Expand “Network adapters” then right-click your Ethernet card and select “Uninstall.”

Uninstall network adapter

After this, close Device Manager and restart the computer. After booting when you are prompted to install the network card, run your Ethernet card’s installer to install the network adapter. Once the network adapter is installed, click “Start,” “Control Panel,” “Network and Internet Connections,” and then “Network Connections.” Right-click your connection and select “Properties.”

Show network icon on system tray

On the LAN Properties window, check “Show icon in notification area when connected” and click “OK.” This will display the network icon on the system tray.

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