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Ethernet Connection works. However, there is no icon in 'Network Connections'.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Beniled, Feb 4, 2008.

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  1. Beniled

    Beniled Thread Starter

    Feb 4, 2008
    I have a rather strange problem. Although my Ethernet connection functions. It does not show up in the 'Network Connections' window.

    This is not a problem when I am connected to a network with DHCP enabled. But I do not use DHCP on my home network, everything is setup as a static IP.

    Because this icon is missing I cannot assign a static IP address to my ethernet connection.

    I have uninstalled and reinstalled my ethernet card's drivers and it did not help.

    The icon used to be there.

    There are no updated drivers and I have not installed anything new.

    I have run several AV and Anti-spyware programs and nothing has been detected.

    I do not want a cmd line work around. I need to have this Icon back.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you in advance.
  2. techychick


    Dec 31, 2007
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