Local Area Connection

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  1. macdon

    macdon Registered Member

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    o_O
    I have a very dumb question, but I don't know the answer, so have patience, please.
    I do not have my XP computer networked with another computer and never will. So, my dumb question is...Can I delete the Local Area Connection from my Network Connections in the Control Panel. I don't want the icon down on the lower right. I keep going to Taskbar in control panel/taskbar and checking always hide, but it keeps coming back. Microsoft told me my IE had a problem and told me how to fix it, but I don't have an XP disk because it was loaded in my computer when I bought it. Does anyone have a simple solutiion?
     
  2. Pieter_Arntz

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    Hi macdon,

    Is that icon always indicating it is disconnected?
    Even if you are on the internet?

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  3. Phant0m

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    Hey macdon

    * What type of Internet Connection you have?
    * You have a Router?
    * What type of setup you using to hook up the both Computers?

    :)
     
  4. macdon

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    Pieter...When I hold the mouse over the icon it says...Local Area Connection...A network cable is unplugged. And I will NEVER hook it up to my old computer. Is that enough info?

    Phantom...I have MSN9 Internet Access, but like I said, I don't want to hook it to other computer, just get rid of the icon for good!

    thanks, everyone...
     
  5. Phant0m

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    You could also remove the NIC that isn't being used now... ;)
     
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    What is the NIC?
     
  7. Phant0m

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    Network Interface Card ;)
     
  8. macdon

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    And where would I find this NIC?
     
  9. Phant0m

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    Inside the CPU, if it’s not Integrated you can pop it out of the system, if it is try disabling it from BIOS ;)
     
  10. Phant0m

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    Try disabling it from within Windows first, see if that helps you...

    Right click on "Local Area Connection?" and goto Disable in the Menu... ;)
     
  11. macdon

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    This is sounding harder all the time. All I really want to do is get rid of the icon on the lower right for good. So, is it safe for me to go to control panel/network connections and remove the LAC under LAN or High Speed-Internet? And if it is safe and not cause any problems, will this get rid of the icon FOR GOOD? Like I said I keep going to Taskbar/customize and select always hide, but the next time I turn the computer on it is there. :mad:
     
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    I'm not sure but if it is possibly Disabled from within Windows it possibly not appear. Just Temporary Disable it, see if it works otherwise you can re-enable it... :D
     
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    To remove the icon in your system tray near the clock

    Start - Control Panel - Network Connection

    - right click on your lan icon
    - properties
    - ucheck show notify icon in system tray ( or something similar to that )
     
  14. Phant0m

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    Hey FluxGFX

    I know for sure that wont work... :p
     
  15. macdon

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    I just tried that and it is unchecked already!
     
  16. macdon

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    o_O Well, I went through control panel/network coonections/and did right click on the LAN and isabled it, and the icon went away, but I will let you all know if it returns. Really appreciate this website. It is great. :rolleyes:
     
  17. Phant0m

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    It wont return unless you re-enable it :)
     
  18. macdon

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    :D thank you, thank you, thank you. I have one other problem, anyone up for that? :rolleyes:
     
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    LOL, sure keep em coming! :)
     
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    hey macdon,
    if you say problems... i may say sorry... but wilders have got solutions... ;) ;)
    but... sincerely hope.. one should not continously fall into problems...
    ( but if you do have probz... dont know if problems are human... they would not like you at all as you have come to the "problems' Hell" site :D :D )
    thx
     
  21. macdon

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    :rolleyes: OK. Here goes. I don't want my MSN screen to pop up when I turn computer on. I keep going to Internet Options/Connections and checking Never Dial a Conncection. Works great till I turn the computer on again and there it is! Grrrr...Anyway Microsoft told me it was because my IE had something wrong and to reinstall it. I don't have the XP cd cause it was installed on my computer from HP and HP is of no help to anyone! So, do ya have any quick fixes?
     
  22. Phant0m

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    If you in reference to MSN Messenger just uninstall it or disable it from Start-up…
    In MSN Menu access Tools\Options… General TAB and disable "Automatically run Messenger when i log on to Windows”. ;)
     
  23. macdon

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    No, it is not the msn messenger, it is the sign on window. The main one to get connected to the internet so I can bother all you people out there in HELP LAND!!! o_O
     
  24. MikeBCda

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    I had essentially the same "cable disconnected" problem on my system when I bought it a few months ago. I'm on a 56 dialup, and I think that LAN card is needed when and if I upgrade to DSL.

    The "cable disconnected" was driving me crazy (sounds like a serious problem, doesn't it?) -- I think I eventually wound up simply disabling the device in the Device Manager (under "System", in the Control Panel).

    It still shows up in Network Connections, but as "disabled" with no reference to the cable. And I think there's also an option there to no longer have it show as a toolbar icon.

    Best,
    Mike
     
  25. macdon

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    I am gonna wait and see if disabling it from Network connections works. And if the icon returns, I will try your advise. thanks....Exactly where under devise manager? I checked it out and there are a lot of items listed.
     
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