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Constant incrementing NIC and Network numbers

Discussion in 'Networking' started by MacDknife, Jan 27, 2003.

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  1. MacDknife

    MacDknife Thread Starter

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    Hi!
    Please help me! Does anyone know how to reset these constantly incrementing NIC and Network settings/numbers in my Windows XP? ( I now have NIC#3 and local network#6 ). There are different ways these increase, e.g. changed NICs, hard resets or upgrades. Now, although I have a cablemodem and am constantly on-line, the computer doesn't sense the network automatically. I have to retry for it to connect. It even believes that I still have the old NIC in place and won't let me enter the IP address without complaining that it is being used by another NIC - although it's the same NIC! I am not sure if this is a function for some purpose, or just a bug.

    Thanking you in advance,
    MacDknife
     
  2. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

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    Moved to networking as requested, and this post will get you back to the top.........
     
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Can you remove all the networking components, reboot and let Windows rediscover them? That's how I usually fix this sort of problem.
     
  4. NameTooLong

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    If I understand you correctly, the NIC#3 and local network#6 can be renamed like any other file. As for Windows not auto-detecting the network, I can only come up with going into Folder Options, clicking the View tab, and checking Automatically search for network folders and printers though I doubt that will make a difference it is worth a try.
     
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