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Windows 7: LAN connection not showing


13 Oct 2009   #1
goofy gorilla

windows 7
 
 
LAN connection not showing

hi guys...im trying to enable The LAN connection on my laptop, i cannot get it to show up on the taskbar, ive got the wireless lan but not the WIRED LAN which i need to see and configure. The LAN connection is available, however there is no option to change it or enable it...the LAN connection is showing up as "Unidentified network - public network"....normally you could click on the "public network" and change it to "home network" like my wireless network, but that option is greyed out and is read only...? see screenshot




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14 Oct 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by goofy gorilla View Post
hi guys...im trying to enable The LAN connection on my laptop, i cannot get it to show up on the taskbar, ive got the wireless lan but not the WIRED LAN which i need to see and configure. The LAN connection is available, however there is no option to change it or enable it...the LAN connection is showing up as "Unidentified network - public network"....normally you could click on the "public network" and change it to "home network" like my wireless network, but that option is greyed out and is read only...? see screenshot
GG

You might just need a NIC (lan) driver. go into device manager (type device manager) in search. go to the network tab look for you LAN devices. Isw there a yellow triangle on it? is it missing?

en
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15 Oct 2009   #3
goofy gorilla

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by goofy gorilla View Post
hi guys...im trying to enable The LAN connection on my laptop, i cannot get it to show up on the taskbar, ive got the wireless lan but not the WIRED LAN which i need to see and configure. The LAN connection is available, however there is no option to change it or enable it...the LAN connection is showing up as "Unidentified network - public network"....normally you could click on the "public network" and change it to "home network" like my wireless network, but that option is greyed out and is read only...? see screenshot
GG

You might just need a NIC (lan) driver. go into device manager (type device manager) in search. go to the network tab look for you LAN devices. Isw there a yellow triangle on it? is it missing?

en
drivers are fine..device is working fine...i think this is a windows 7 fault...ive read people having similar isuues...but no solutions posted..?
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