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Windows 7: Network was disabled while trying to change IP

29 Dec 2011   #1
idunno

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
Network was disabled while trying to change IP

Stupid, stupid move on my part, especially going into this with no knowledge, but I really needed my IP changed.

This guide told me to disable my local host, so I did just that. I assumed it would still appear in the menu but I guess I was wrong. Windows won't detect that network now, but it does detect that it's disabled. I'm running Ubuntu from a disc and the internet is fine. Am I going to have to call my ISP? It's 3:54 AM right now, so I think it may me a bit too late to do that. Can I fix this on my own? If so, how?


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29 Dec 2011   #2
metalmania31

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

Are you talking about in the adapter settings? Why did you need to change your IP address? You need to provide more information?
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29 Dec 2011   #3
idunno

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Um, I'm not really sure. I don't really remember what the network window looked like. I rarely ever need it and I can't open it up atm. This is what I followed:
  1. From your START Menu, click Control Panel, then Network and Internet, Network and Sharing Center, Manage network connections.
  2. RIGHT-click on Local Area Connection, and select Disable.
This problem happened right after I did that.
It was stupid, lol. I believe my IP has changed, though. Or maybe it's just because I'm using Ubuntu? Didn't think IPs change with operating systems. Not sure what more to add.
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29 Dec 2011   #4
Kari

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by idunno View Post
Um, I'm not really sure. I don't really remember what the network window looked like. I rarely ever need it and I can't open it up atm. This is what I followed:
  1. From your START Menu, click Control Panel, then Network and Internet, Network and Sharing Center, Manage network connections.
  2. RIGHT-click on Local Area Connection, and select Disable.
This problem happened right after I did that.
It was stupid, lol. I believe my IP has changed, though. Or maybe it's just because I'm using Ubuntu? Didn't think IPs change with operating systems. Not sure what more to add.
You can enable the LAN connection just as you disabled it:
  1. From your START Menu, click Control Panel, then Network and Internet, Network and Sharing Center, Manage network connections.
  2. RIGHT-click on Local Area Connection, and select Enable.
Kari
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29 Dec 2011   #5
metalmania31

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

Why can't you go back to Manage network connections and re-enable it? Did you try troubleshooting option?
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29 Dec 2011   #6
idunno

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

@Kari
Well, the thing is, I don't see that network anymore. I opened up the Network window and didn't see "Local Area Connection" exactly. There was a bench and "Local Area Connection 2" or something like that. When I clicked on it, it brought up a window with "Disable" and "Properties". Maybe I just did it wrong, but the network isn't there anymore, so I can't click it. Only thing there is my Hamachi network.

@Metal
I don't think so, but I did a diagnosis. Said that the network was disabled and told me to unplug the modem and wait 10 seconds, then plug it back in.
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29 Dec 2011   #7
metalmania31

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

Well from your 1st description to Kari sounds like you accidently created a copy of the network connection icon. Go ahead an enable it and see if your connection works.
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